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Science! For Parties-Water To Wine

We’ve come to the end of the line here at Science! For Parties. But like any good party guest, we’ve saved the best for last. For our final party trick, we’re going to teach you how to pull of the greatest party trick ever recorded in human history. A feat so grand that the first person to ever successfully pull it off was declared to be the son of god. Today dear reader, you are going to learn how to turn water into wine. What will you need to pull off this science feat of biblical proportions? Well, to start…

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Mind Blown- We are a computer simulation

Despite my overwhelming nerdiness, I’ve never really been much of a gamer. Video games just never held that much interest to me. With the sole exception being Sid Meier’s Civilization series. It’s possible for me to lose entire weeks to those games and not even notice. And sometimes during those sleep-deprived binges, I wonder if it’s possible that I’m just an NPC in some galactic alien simulation. Turns out I’m not the only one who is kept up at night by this idea, more than a few theoretical physicists have put for the theory that everything we know may just…

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Science! For Parties- The Invisible Licorice

Welcome back readers to Science! For Parties. In this edition, we put a new twist on an old trick. You all remember our previous post Backwards When Wet where we showed you how to change the direction of an arrow using only a glass of water. Well consider this post a spiritual sequel to that one, but in today’s entry, we are going to use that same principle of light refraction we learned before to make a piece of licorice disappear. Just like last time, you’ll need a clear glass, but for this trick instead of water we’ll be using…

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Science! For Parties- Non-Newtonian Dance Party

Have you ever been to a party where it seems like everyone is waiting for someone else to be the first one on the dance floor? It’s a bummer, right? Well with a little bit of preparation you can make sure that the next party you host comes with guests ready made to boogie down. Science! For Parties presents Non-Newtonian Dance Party! Now, this is the rare science party trick that I recommend only doing at your own party as it can make an unknowing host a little nervous. First, you’ll need to mix up a box of cornstarch with…

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Mind Blown- Time Part 2

In the first part of this post I blew your mind with the nature of time itself, well I hope you were able to piece it back together because in our dramatic conclusion I’m going to wrinkle your brain all over again with a breakdown of the real question you want answered: Is it possible to travel through time? So hop in your DeLoreans and buckle your seat-belts because it’s the moment you’ve been waiting for since next week: Mind Blown-Time Part 2 (Back to the Blog Post). Time Travel has been the subject of speculative fiction for generations, but…

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Robots Don't Wear Belts, Science!

Robots Don’t Wear Belts: Diagnostic Robots

Injury and illness are universal parts of the human experience. All of us at some point in our lives get sick or injure ourselves. Luckily modern medicine has advanced to the point where what once were fatal diseases and wounds are now only minor inconveniences. (Which reminds me to remind you: Don’t be a jackass, vaccinate your kids.) That is not to say we don’t have a long way to eradicate all disease but its always nice to acknowledge as a species just how far we’ve come. Its also important to remember that just like we all get sick, we…

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Mind Blown- Eternal Return

Ever feel like you’ve been through all this before? Well, you’re not the only one. For millennium thinkers, philosophers, and spiritualists have put forward the notion that existence is just one big eternal loop. That was is exactly the same as what will be. While always a popular theme among eastern philosophies this belief gained notoriety in the western world when it was put forth by Fredrick Nietzsche. But we here at Mind Blown are not overly concerned with philosophical gobbledygook. You can wax poetic on your own time, we say. Show us the Science! (Or at least some pseudoscience…

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Science! For Parties- Call me Iceman

Iceman. Frozone. SubZero. Elsa. No matter what era you grew up in odds are one of your childhood heroes (or villains) had super-cool (pun intended) ice powers. Well in today’s Science! For Parties, you’re going to learn how to summon up your own insta-freeze powers. All you’ll need are a couple of bottles of unopened purified water and a freezer. Lay the bottles down in your freezer and let them be for about an hour and a half. After that check them every fifteen minutes or so. When the bottles are still liquid but starting to see the water getting…

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Robots Don't Wear Belts, Science!

Robot Don’t Wear Belts: Animal Robots

Dogs may be man’s best friend, but let’s get real. Since the days of the original Lost in Space, what every little kid has really wanted is a kick-ass robot sidekick. We here at the Eclectic Eccentric say why choose? Shouldn’t we all have a faithful companion who is both a canine and a robot? I think we’ve earned that as a species. Well those of us who believe in science do anyway, screw the flat-earthers and climate change deniers. No Robo-puppies for them. For today’s entry of Robot Don’t Wear Belts we’re going to take a look at one…

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Robots Don’t Wear Belts-Thought-Controlled Robots

It’s a fact that the human brain only uses ten percent of its true potential at any given time. Nah, I’m joking. That “fact” is complete bullshit. An apocryphal notion promulgated by bad science fiction writers looking for some pseudo-scientific reasoning that their characters can develop crazy mind powers out of nowhere. The subject of this Robots Don’t Wear Belts, however, promises to show you a cool new thing humans are learning to do with their brains that are firmly rooted in real science even though it might sound like an idea straight out of fiction: Thought-Controlled Robots. Don’t get…

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