Thursday, May 12, 2005

A Physics Lesson

In case you ever get the urge to put a glass pie pan in a 475° oven and throw a handful of ice cubes in it, don't. Here's what happens:

Hot glass + cold ice

And to think that Patty took thermodynamics twice...

You may have heard about the "free iPod" e-mail giveaways lately. It's the latest rage online. We've read in Popular Science and heard on NPR that this really is legitimate, at least through one particular company. After learning how it works and how it benefits the company, we decided to go ahead and try. The trick is to sign up for one "free" offer and to cancel it before it stops being free. We are going for the photo iPod from home and Matt's going for the Sony PSP (that's PlayStation Portable) from work. There are loopholes and tricks, but we know what they are and if this works, we'll let you in on the secrets. One of them involves a guy who works for the company and hates his job.

Here are a couple of pictures from our nightly playtime before bed:


In the air