The Periodic Table Table

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Mar 312012
 

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Some people collect stamps. Wolfram Research co-founder and author Theo Gray collects elements. Step into his office, and you’ll see a silicon disc engraved with Homer Simpson, a jar of mercury, uranium shells and thousands of other chemical artifacts. But his real DIY masterpiece is the world’s first “periodic table table.” Within this masterfully constructed table-top lay samples of nearly every element known to man, minus the super-radioactive ones.

Theo Gray is 2011 winner of the ACS Grady Stack Award for Interpreting Chemistry for the Public. The Periodic Table Table is a testament to Theo’s love for chemistry — as well as his Ebay buying habits — and is full of fascinating stories. Come see for yourself in the latest episode of Bytesize Science.

Random Riddle

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Mar 312012
 
Smiles (there's a mile between the first and last letter).
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What is the longest word in the English language?

The Obama Economy

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Mar 302012
 

The Obama Economy has hit everybody really hard…

My neighbor got a pre-declined credit card in the mail.

CEOs are now playing miniature golf.

Exxon-Mobil laid off 25 Congressmen.

I saw a Mormon with only one wife.

If the bank returns your check marked “Insufficient Funds,” you call them and ask if they meant you or them.

Parents in Beverly Hills fired their nannies and learned their children’s names.

My cousin had an exorcism but couldn’t afford to pay for it, and they re-possessed her!

A picture is now only worth 200 words.

McDonald’s is selling the 1/4 ouncer.

The Treasure Island casino in Las Vegas is now managed by Somali pirates.

When Bill and Hillary travel together, they now have to share a room.

A truckload of Americans was caught sneaking into Mexico.

Caramel Dragon Lollipop

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Mar 302012
 

Strap down your brain because this video is mind-blowing. This guy is a street vendor, but more: he’s an artist who has perfected his craft. Watch this vendor paint a thin layer of caramel with a ladle, then mount it on a stick.

Ordinary people are extraordinary in their own ways.

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Random Riddle

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Mar 302012
 
Because if they fell forward, they'd fall into the Boat!
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Why do scuba divers fall backwards out of a boat?

Joke Of The Day

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Mar 302012
 

Once upon a time there lived a king.

The king had a beautiful daughter, The PRINCESS…

But there was a problem. Everything the princess touched would melt.

No matter what; Metal, Wood, Stone,

Anything she touched would melt.

Because of this, men were afraid of her. Nobody would dare marry her.

The king despaired. What could he do to help his daughter?

He consulted his wizards and magicians. One wizard told the king,”If your daughter touches one thing that does not melt in her hands, she will be cured”.

The king was overjoyed and came up with a plan.

The next day, he held a competition. Any man that could bring his daughter an object that would not melt would marry her and inherit the king’s wealth…

THREE YOUNG PRINCES TOOK UP THE CHALLENGE.
The first brought a sword of the finest steel.

But alas, when the princess touched it, it melted.
The prince went away sadly.

The second prince brought diamonds.

He thought diamonds are the hardest substance in the world and would not melt. But alas, once the princess touched them, they melted.

He too was sent away disappointed.

The third prince approached. He told the princess, “Put your hand in my pocket and feel what is in there”.

The princess did as she was told, though she turned red.

She felt something hard. She held it in her hand.

And it did not melt!

The king was overjoyed. Everybody in the kingdom was overjoyed.

And the third prince married the princess and they both lived happily ever after.

Question: What was in the prince’s pants?

M&M’s of course!

They melt in your mouth, not in your hand.

What were you thinking?

Alfred E. Neuman Superhero Action Figures

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Mar 292012
 

MAD’s own gap-toothed grinning idiot mascot Alfred E. Neuman once again dons the cape…and the cowl…and the bustier…and the rubber ducky inner tube to transform himself into some of our favorite superheroes in a new line of collectible figures from DC Direct! They’ll be available April 4, 2012, so start saving your nickels!

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