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Flying circus of physics

Index L

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Index L

Extended Index

The Flying Circus of Physics,

second edition


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Labyrinths, mirror, 6.66, 6.66

Lady of Shallot, reflections in the painting's mirror, 6.75
Lake
       freezing, begins at top, otherwise no life, 4.23
       Nyos, carbon dioxide eruption, 2.55
       oxbow, 2.26
       Peigneur, sudden draining in a large vortex, 2.23

LaMothe, Henri, high dive into shallow water, 1.49

Lancaster bomber, rotating bombs of dambusters in World War II, 1.94
Landing airplane on Hudson River, 1.218
Landslides, mystery of long run-outs, 2.115

Land speed record, 1.87
       sonic boom
       speed
       wheel explosion danger
Langmuir circulations
,        sand dunes, 2.111
        windrows on water, 2.137

Laser
        scanning of audience, 6.164
        sideshow reflection game, 6.67, 6.67
Lassos, 1.84

Laundry
        brightener, 6.137, 6.159
        drying of hanging, 4.55
Lava lamps, 4.102
Lead, molten 
        dipping fingers into, 4.6, 4.6
              video of me, Cleveland State University
              video of me, The Tonight Show
        lethal swallowing,
4.7
Leaves, 2.10, 2.11
Le pastis, alcoholic drink, color shifting, 6.113

Leaning tower in Pisa, 1.67, 1.67

Leaves, colors of aspen, 6.121

Lee, Bruce, fighting, 1.45
Leger, Fernand, art and the attraction to bees, 7.54
Lego blocks
      stacking, 1.66
      towers, 1.272

Leidenfrost effect
      basic effect, 4.6
      charged particles, volcanic plumes, 5.30
      fingers in molten lead, 4.6, 4.6
              video of me, Cleveland State University
              video of me, The Tonight Show      
      liquid nitrogen, 4.64.6
      walking on hot coals, 4.8, 4.9

Length contraction, relativistic, 1.162
      video, calculations
Lens
      ice, 6.93
      optically revering arrows, 6.168
      water drop, watering plants in sunlight, 6.92
Le Point de Normandie bridge, wind-induced cable oscillations, 2.129
Lethal accidents and events
      ascents after deep diving, 2.52
      avalanche balloon, 2.109
      bees kill hornet thermally, 4.3, 4.3
      bunk-bed death, 1.260
      children dying in closed cars, 4.84
      dangerous electric current levels, 5.23
      dogs electrocuted, AC versus DC argument, 5.22
      dust explosions, 5.11, 5.11
      electrocution, 5.23
      Empire State Building airplane crash, 1.54
      Hindenburg disaster, 5.15
      hot lead swallowing, 4.7
      Houdini's death, stomach punch, 1.46
      I-95 Mianus Bridge collapse, 1.71, 1.71
      Lake Nyos carbon dioxide eruption, 2.55
      lightning, animals and people, 5.2
      lung squeeze, snorkeling danger, 2.53
      magnetic search for bullet in President Garfield, 5.41
      mine explosion due to lightning, 5.4
      mirror death of referee, Arthur C. Clarke story, 6.82
      Nimitz Freeway collapse, ground shake, 2.103
      panic escape, 2.105
      pedestrian throw by vehicles, 1.215, 1.215
      President Kennedy assignation, explosive reaction to bullet, 1.146, 1.146
      rail crossing accidents, 7.59
      rockfalls, 2.116, 2.116
      rogue waves, 2.64
      skywalk collapse, 1.47
      submarine explosion, 1.126
      surgical fires and explosions, 5.26
      take-off illusion, aircraft carrier, 1.17
      tire explosions, 4.114
      train size illusion, danger of, 7.59
      twin towers collapse, 1.48
      upward streamer, electric storm, 5.1, 5.1, 5.2
      urination onto electrified train rail, 5.24
Leverage
      bottle opening without bottle opener, 1.262
      bunk-bed death, 1.260
      dangling donkey, 1.239
      fishing rod, 1.159
      pole climbing, 1.264
      removing car from frozen lake, 1.261
Levitation
      frog, magnetic, 5.48
      magic trick, Criss Angel, 1.210
Lewis and Clark, mysterious booms from the sky, 3.57

Lichtenberg figures,
       discharge paths revealed by powder, 5.18
       lightning burns on skin, 5.2

Licking cold pipes, 4.26, 4.26

Lifting bottle, pub trick, 1.57
Lightning
        airplanes, 5.3
        animals, 5.2

        ball and bead, 5.5, 5.5
        car, 5.3, 5.3
        cause, 5.1
        cell phone, danger of, 5.2
        crown flash (light reflection by ice crystals), 6.27
        explosion, deep in a mine, 5.4
        ipods, danger of, 5.2
        lodestones, 5.38

        people, 5.2, 5.2

        rods, 5.7
        sprites, 5.65.6
        trees, 5.4

        vehicles, 5.3
        upward streamers, 5.1, 5.1, 5.2
Line across distant rain, 6.147

Line across water, 2.148

Linothorax body armor, 1.130
Liquefaction
         earthquake, 2.103, 2.103
         glass pushed into wet sand, 2.175
Liquid bridges
         sandcastle, 2.86
         sand structure around beach stones, 2.112
Liquid marbles, production by aphids, 2.94

Liquid mountaineering (fake video), 2.169
Liquid nitrogen
         Leidenfrost effect (floating drops), 4.6, 4.6
         mysterious disappearance, murder mystery story,
4.31

Liquid origami, 2.170
Liquid rope coils, 2.62

Little Prince, gravitation on a very small planet, 1.157

Lizards, rain harvesting, 2.82

Lizards, walking on water, 2.42

Loch Ness monster, mirage, 6.30
Lodestones, 5.38
Lone Ranger theme music, 3.86
Long jump, sports, 1.38, 1.38

Longitudinal dunes, 2.111

Loop-the-loop by cars, bikes, skateboards, and running, 1.270
Lottery cheating, 2.162
Lotus effect, extreme non-wetting behavior, 2.93

Lowell, Percival, illusion of spokes on Venus, 7.4

Lunar eclipse, 6.26

Lung squeeze, diving, 2.53

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