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Index H

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Index H

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H

Haboobs, intense dust storm sparking, 5.29
Hafgerdingar mirage, 6.30
Haidinger’s brush, visual polarization effect, 7.39

Hair
      polar bear, 4.58
      ponytail, hair interactions determines shape, 1.245
      shadows of, strange effect in motion, 7.57
      wet
            clinging, 2.95
            darkness, 6.52
Halloween physics, 6.157
Halos
        around lights, 7.6
        atmospheric, 6.34, 6.35

Hammer
        juggling, 1.25
        throw,
1.162

        use, 1.170

Hand trick, rod inversion twist, 1.256
Hang time, basketball,
1.35

Hanging bottle on a wall, 1.221
Hanging things on your face
        bottle caps,
1.57
        spoons, 1.57 
               video of me, The Tonight Show
Harbor
        diffraction of incoming water waves,
2.165
        paradox, 2.67

Harmonic kiss, 3.4
Haze colors (blue, red, brown), 6.16

Headbanging and retinal detachment, 1.11
Head-on collision, 1.12
Head without a body, illusion, 6.62

Hearing aircraft, 3.17, 3.54,
3.85
Hearing loss, noise-induced, 3.30

Hearing underwater, 3.26

Heating a room, 4.89, 4.89
Heat island, city, 4.85

Heat pipes, 4.64

Heavy metal music, head banging, retinal detachment, 1.11
Heels clicking on wood floor, 3.68
Heiligenschein, bright outline around your shadow, 6.44

Helicopter repair work on live power lines, 5.225.22
Helium balloons, flying with, 2.56, 2.56
Helium effect
      choir singing, 3.5
      talking, 3.5
Helmholtz resonance, blowing across bottle top,
3.41
Helpern, Dr. Milton, urination onto live subway rail, 5.24
Hendrix, Jimi, 5.44, 5.45

Hercules beetles, color shifting, 6.115

Hermit crab vision, 7.42

Herring, colors by surface structure, 6.115

High jump, 1.38

High-rise syndrome, 1.51, 1.51
High-voltage lines, 5.22, 5.22
       AC versus DC argument
       repairing live lines by helicopter
Hillingar mirage, 6.30

Hindenburg fire, 5.15

History
     Alexander the Great body armor, 1.130
     Benjamin Franklin kite myth, 5.2
     dambusters of World War II, 1.94, 1.94
     Easter Island statues, transport across island, 1.62
     Hindenburg fire, 5.15
     James Cook, Venus transit across Sun, 7.7
     King Charles II, visual decapitation, 7.5
     leaning tower of Pisa, 1.67
     Lewis and Clark, 3.57    
     Newgrange winter-solstice sunbeam, 6.23, 6.23
     Peruvian whistling bottle, 3.3
     President Garfield, magnetic search for lethal bullet, 5.41
     pyramid
           Egyptian, construction, 1.64
           Mayan, echo, 3.65, 3.65
      Stonehenge construction, 1.63
      St. Paul's Cathedral, whispering gallery, 3.63
Hitch (knot)
      ring hitch, 1.223
      knot that is not a knot, 1.59
      self-tightening,
1.59

Hitchcock, Alfred, 2.166
Hole, airplane window, 2.158
Hole, dropping rock in very deep, 1.255
Hole in hand illusion, 7.55
Hole tone, tea kettle whistle, 3.3
Honeybees, navigation, 7.38
Honey
       draining pattern,
2.159
       rope-coiling stream, 2.62
Hookah vortex,
2.40
Horizon
       distance,
6.18
       reflections off waves, 6.150
       white, 6.5

Hornet death by bees, 4.3

Horo, Japanese samurai, cloth versus arrows, 1.130
Horseshoe throwing,
1.83

Hospital
      
bacteria  and electric field, 5.8, 5.8
       bacteria and surgery, 5.31
       colonoscopy polyp removal with current, 5.26
       current in surgery, 5.25
       fires and explosions, 5.26
       gurney fire due to gurney acting as a capacitor,
5.16, 5.16
       Korotkoff sounds (blood pressure sounds), 3.49
       MRI, metal and tattoo complications, 5.40
       stethoscope,
3.32
Hot-chocolate effect, acoustic frequency shifting, 3.40
       video of me, Cleveland State University
Hot coals, walking over, 4.8, 4.9
Hot water freezing, 4.12,
4.12
Houdini, Harry, lethal punch to the stomach, 1.46
Hourglass flows, 2.107

House-hopping with helium balloons, 2.56, 2.56

Howling wind, causes, 3.1

HRS, 1.39

Huddling
       armadillos, 4.4
       bees, to kill hornet, 4.3, 4.3
       penguins, 4.4,
4.4

Hudson River, crash landing on, 1.218
Hula-hoops, 1.84, 1.84

Human cannonball, 1.32

Human dominos, 1.68
Humming, stroboscopic effect, 7.8

Hurricane damage to New Orleans, 2.156
Hydraulic jumps, 2.29, 2.163

Hydraulic oscillator, 2.142

Hydroplaning, 1.8

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