Tricky

“A physics professor at Adelaide University in Australia, Sir Kerr Grant, used to illustrate a point by allowing a heavy ball suspended from the roof trusses to fall some 30 feet and be caught in a sand bucket. Each year the bucket was lined up meticulously to catch the ball — and each year students…

Off Key

Before becoming a famous landscape photographer, Ansel Adams displayed real talent on the piano. At an esteemed party, Adams began playing Chopin’s F Major Nocturne. Unfortunately, he just couldn’t seem to get himself on key. He said, “In some strange way my right had started off in F-sharp major while my left had behaved well…

Who’s Fooling Who?

Deception is seen almost everywhere.  Mechanics, car salesmen, lawyers, politicians, telemarketers, and many other professions have received deceitful reputations.  Interestingly, deception is even seen in nature.  Animals often try to look and act something they aren’t.  For example, the King Snake (Left) uses the bright color pattern to look like the highly venomous Coral Snake…