[bksvol-discuss] What Einstein Told His Barber

  • From: Cindy <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2005 17:35:36 -0700 (PDT)

Thanks Jim. I've informed Lena.

It sounds like a very interesting book and one I may
have to buy.  I know the answer to the jumping and
elevator question, though. Someone recently introduced
me to the program Mythbreakers, or something like
that, on PBS TV. They recently ebuilt an elevator and
created a dummy and did experiments to test out that
myth.  It's an interesting show--sometimes. (smile)


--- Jim <jim@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I just submitted  What Einstein Told His Barber by
> Robert L. Wolke.
> Should be an easy validation. Spelled checked, page
> breaks and numbers.
> What makes ice cubes cloudy? How do shark attacks
> make airplanes safer? Can a person traveling in a
> car at the speed of sound still hear the radio?
> Moreover, would they want to...?
> Do you often find yourself pondering life's little
> conundrums? Have you ever wondered why the ocean is
> blue? Or why birds don't get electrocuted when
> perching on high-voltage power lines? Robert L.
> Wolke, professor emeritus of chemistry at the
> University of Pittsburgh and acclaimed author of
> What Einstein Didn't Know, understands the need
> to...well, understand. Now he provides more amusing
> explanations of such everyday phenomena as gravity
> (If you're in a falling elevator, will jumping at
> the last instant save your life?) and acoustics (Why
> does a whip make such a loud cracking noise?), along
> with amazing facts, belly-up-to-the-bar bets, and
> mind-blowing reality bites all with his trademark
> wit and wisdom.
> If you shoot a bullet into the air, can it kill
> somebody when it comes down? 
> You can find out about all this and more in an
> astonishing compendium of the proverbial
> mind-boggling mysteries of the physical world we
> inhabit.
> Arranged in a question-and-answer format and grouped
> by subject for browsing ease, WHAT EINSTEIN TOLD HIS
> BARBER is for anyone who ever pondered such things
> as why colors fade in sunlight, what happens to the
> rubber from worn-out tires, what makes red-hot
> objects glow red, and other scientific curiosities.
> Perfect for fans of Newton's Apple, Jeopardy!, and
> also includes a glossary of important scientific
> buzz words and a comprehensive index.
> If I can help the valadator email me at
> Jim@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Jim B

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