Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Tricky lollipop math



You might be able to eat just one-half of a lollipop, or one-fourth. But if you were given this giant lollipop, could you eat just one ninth?




Giant lollipop weighing 141.7 g or 5 oz


You'd have to, if you wanted to stick to just one serving.



Label reads: serving size 1/9 piece (15 g)

And if you did, you'd be getting 15.7 g, which rounds up to 16, not the 15 promised on the label. Hmm...


Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Raindrops?


Black circles appear and join together on this foggy film. Raindrops?  No, they're water drops that have condensed from steam onto plastic wrap. As they draw together, surface tension joins the droplets in sudden bursts, producing bigger and bigger droplets, appearing suddenly as new dark circles.