Cool little fact of the day…

Did you know that if you interleave the pages of two phone books, that it is nearly impossible to separate?

For those Mythbusters aficionados this won’t be news, but since I don’t watch TV I missed this one. I just heard about it yesterday, and didn’t believe it. So I did a quick test myself and confirmed it! Very cool!

You can see what mythbusters does with it here (note: it involves tanks):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOt-D_ee-JE

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About brianblais

I am a professor of Science and Technology at Bryant University in Smithfield, RI, and a research professor in the Institute for Brain and Neural Systems, Brown University. My research is in computational neuroscience and statistics. I teach physics, meteorology, astonomy, theoretical neuroscience, systems dynamics, artificial intelligence and robotics. My book, "Theory of Cortical Plasticity" (World Scientific, 2004), details a theory of learning and memory in the cortex, and presents the consequences and predictions of the theory. I am an avid python enthusiast, and a Bayesian (a la E. T. Jaynes), and love music.
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