The Warning Sign

Argentinean race driver Juan Manuel Fangio was only a lap through the 1950 Monaco Grand Prix. As he approached a dangerous bend for the second time, Fangio noticed that something was wrong. The faces of the spectators, which he usually saw as a whitish blur as he drove by, were all turned and looking at…

Stinking Deeper

I am a fan of the show Mythbusters. If you’ve never seen it, this show takes common urban myths and scientifically tests them out to see if they are true or false. One interesting myth they tested a while back was if ancient ninjas were able to walk on water with various flotation devices on…

Breathe Easy

An ominous orange cloud of toxic gas is not exactly what you want to see outside your living room window. For thousands of people in Barcelona, this was their reality. Some chemicals were being transferred at a local factory. When the chemicals accidently mixed, it resulted in large plums of poisonous gas and three injuries.…