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Calendar of Cool: P.T. Barnum’s Circus Begins First Tour of the U.S.

Calendar of Cool: P.T. Barnum’s Circus Begins First Tour of the U.S.

On this day in 1835, famed showman P.T. Barnum and his circus, The Greatest Show on Earth, started their first tour of the U.S.  Phineas Taylor Barnum, self-proclaimed Prince of Humbugs, was eager stretch the truth if that’s what it took to gather a crowd. One of his best known humbugs, or tricks, was the

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The Physics Behind “Unstoppable”

The Physics Behind “Unstoppable” is a great piece I found on Open Culture’s website. The article starts with the plot of the movie and a trailer for it and then has a video from Emory physics professor Sidney Perkowitz explaining the physics part of this. Professor Perkowitz has also authored books and articles on physics and science in

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