Tuesday, January 16, 2007

"It's a planet! Who knew." Part 2.

Ok, when you use this as a title for your article, you've gotta include at least one wink to the audience: Uranus Has a Dark Spot

But, no. Not this journalist.

Nor this one.


Anonymous said...

True story from one of my physics classes in college: this was a large lecture class with probably 200 students, since the course was required of engineering and hard-science majors. The professor was rumored to be gay, a fact which is relevant to this story, but only rumored since, this being the 80's in the midwest, many gays were quite reasonably afraid to come out.

Nonetheless, during a lecture on gravitational potential energy, he showed us an example problem about "Kinetic Energy Required to Send a Probe to Uranus."

He did an excellent job of pretending not to notice the snickering.

Anonymous said...

Hm. You had to post this right after "Rectify", didn't you?

Yahmdallah said...

Thx for the story, anon.

Yeah, Whisky, I noticed that too just as I pushed the post button.