Thank You, Google Reader: Shared Items (Episode 3)

Form vs. Function?

According to Dutch artist Sander Reijgers maybe you can have both with this mash-up windbreaker made out of an inflatable doll.

and

Lightning cooked steak

It’s a question I have wondered about for years: What happens to a cow when it gets struck by lightning? Instant steak? Well, kind of.

When lightning hits the ground, current flows through the earth in a wide area around the point of impact. This is how a lightning strike can kill a field full of cows – the long wheelbase of the average cow means that a nearby strike induces a significant potential difference across the ground spanned by the cow’s front and back legs; current flows through cow, cow dies.

More amazing than I could have imagined. Kind of looks like a cross between graffiti and hamburger. I approve.

Via Geekologie


 

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