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nytecam
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cheese on toast = speed of light
#5518340 - 11/13/12 05:13 PM
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Dara O'Briain's BBC Science Club on BBC 2 tonight calculated the speed of light by crudely measuring the regular wave indentations [~60mm apart] in cheese-on-toast in a microwave against the wavelength of the microwave. Result in studio ~320,000km/s eg 7% fast

Note the microwave turntable was removed to avoid smearing the microwave indentations.

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gavinm
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Re: cheese on toast = speed of light [Re: nytecam]
#5518487 - 11/13/12 06:48 PM
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Can do the same with marshmellows

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deSitter
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Re: cheese on toast = speed of light [Re: gavinm]
#5518657 - 11/13/12 08:36 PM
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Great!

-drl

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Jarad
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Re: cheese on toast = speed of light [Re: deSitter]
#5519211 - 11/14/12 08:58 AM
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Result in studio ~320,000km/s eg 7% fast

Why hasn't he reported this exciting news?!? His microwave heats cheese faster than the speed of light! Time for new physics!

Jarad

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deSitter
Still in Old School

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Re: cheese on toast = speed of light [Re: Jarad]
#5519693 - 11/14/12 03:21 PM
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"Behold the power of cheese!"

Is it time for some bad puns? I think so. I'm very fondue of them.

-drl

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Charlie B
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Re: cheese on toast = speed of light [Re: deSitter]
#5520078 - 11/14/12 08:13 PM
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Is it time for some bad puns? I think so. I'm very fondue of them.

There are no good puns, but that was really cheezy.

Charlie B

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Mister T
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Re: cheese on toast = speed of light [Re: Jarad]
#5520221 - 11/14/12 09:55 PM
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it must be that new GE Neutrino oven.

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Jarad
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Re: cheese on toast = speed of light [Re: Mister T]
#5520634 - 11/15/12 06:46 AM
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Mmm... Neutrinos....

Give a nice tang to the cheese.

Jarad

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Mister T
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Re: cheese on toast = speed of light [Re: Jarad]
#5520701 - 11/15/12 07:56 AM
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Wait!

Maybe CERN is looking for the wrong particle?!

The Dorito is what gives things mass

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ColoHank
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Re: cheese on toast = speed of light [Re: Mister T]
#5521106 - 11/15/12 12:10 PM
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Wait!

Maybe CERN is looking for the wrong particle?!

The Dorito is what gives things mass

No, the Dorito gives things girth (and orange fingers and lips, if it's of the nacho cheese variety).

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