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Date: 03/19/08 09:10 AM

77 Responses to Do You Trust Science With Your Face?

  1. Profile photo of salamfuture
    salamfuture Male 18-29
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    March 18, 2008 at 12:58 pm
    Link: Do You Trust Science With Your Face? - Are you sure gravity and the conservation of energy keep a massive wrecking ball from plowing into your face?
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    DarkProdigy Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2008 at 9:14 am
    O_O

    Lolwut?

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    toxicshark Male 13-17
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    March 19, 2008 at 9:16 am
    2nd!!!
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    angelicamber Female 18-29
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    March 19, 2008 at 9:18 am
    BRAINIACCCCCCCC!!!
    :3
    I <333 this show
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    levorto Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2008 at 9:19 am
    Woot I am close to being third for the first time ever :P ...

    Back on topic: Kind of a lame experiment if you think about it. Science states that what happened in the beginning ALWAYS will happen. The last test was just rubbish, and didn`t prove or disprove ANYTHING....

    At least that`s what I think!

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    keatonatron Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2008 at 9:19 am
    Isn`t this kind of... obvious?
  7. Profile photo of angelicamber
    angelicamber Female 18-29
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    March 19, 2008 at 9:20 am
    P.S. you all should have known the answer they`re not going to risk a lawsuit...
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    smigbaafm Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2008 at 9:22 am
    would have been a cool thing to watch in an 8th grade science class....in your free time, its pretty dull.
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    elHadji Male 70 & Over
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    March 19, 2008 at 9:32 am
    Brainiac isn`t science - that`s science
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    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
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    March 19, 2008 at 9:33 am
    No thanks.
    I don`t care how much I trust science, I am not having a rock swing at my face.
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    Wey_Pooh Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2008 at 9:48 am
    dont know how old this is. but i saw a teacher do that on tv. that was more impressive.
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    Discomonkey Male 13-17
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    March 19, 2008 at 9:55 am
    You are fogeting that the show is brainiac, they do pub science for gods sake, they`re educating the dimwitted public
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    sjay2005 Female 18-29
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    March 19, 2008 at 10:07 am
    ^^ You`re right it is a bunch of drabble but some stuff is funny, Richard Hammond makes me laugh with his poo.

    Like how to protect yourself from a gang with crossbows using office furniture...

    Now THATS science.

    Lolz all round.

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    jesusgod0 Male 13-17
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    March 19, 2008 at 10:23 am
    i didnt like ed. hammond should have pushed it
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    StoogegirlSi Female 18-29
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    March 19, 2008 at 10:28 am
    Haha, that was funny. Then again, I also cheered my prof. on in college when he dropped a bunch of fruit from the fire escape. I always love being smothered in watermelon gunk.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    March 19, 2008 at 10:28 am
    Remember that it`s called the "THEORY" of Gravity for a reason. It`s only a Theory. They`re lucky he didn`t get his face smashed in.
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    SubElixer Female 18-29
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    March 19, 2008 at 10:30 am
    I love Hammond! <3
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    Ashwindow Female 18-29
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    March 19, 2008 at 10:33 am
    wow...smart people...
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    Standards Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2008 at 10:36 am
    I always thought that it didn`t hit him in the face due to the fact that the wire and rock were using up energy. It used the kinetic energy and as it rose up again, it had less potential energy left.
    So much for me.
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    Sadiee Female 13-17
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    March 19, 2008 at 10:43 am
    Mmmm... Hammond :P
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    darkevilsin Male 13-17
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    March 19, 2008 at 10:47 am
    now what if used a much longer string, and a MUCH more heavier object?hm.... )-|
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    funkyllamas Male 13-17
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    March 19, 2008 at 11:00 am
    Professor Walter Lewin did this in 1999 during a lecture. Click here for his demonstration (skip ahead to 45:37). He never used a dummy.
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    Hughlio Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2008 at 11:01 am
    been there done that (with a bowling ball) and i don`t think there are too many "calculations" to determine where to drop from. Same hieght as his head on the other side, possibly an inch or two lower
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2008 at 11:14 am
    ^why lower? its going to slow down anyway.

    And of course I trust science, I am an atheist after all.

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    SpacemnSpiff Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2008 at 11:28 am
    I believe in God and God created the laws of physics. So yes I trust science. So haha LazyMe484 you stupid canuck, it works both ways. :)
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    Okasen Female 13-17
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    March 19, 2008 at 11:42 am
    science works!

    SUCK IT DUMB ARSE RELIGIONS WHO DON`T BELIEVE IN SCIENCE BECAUSE SOME GAY BOOK WRITTEN BY UNEDUCATED PEOPLE IN A TIME WHERE THEY MADE STUFF UP BECAUSE THEY JUST WANTED ANSWERS TO THINGS THEY DIDN`T UNDERSTAND BECAUSE ANSWERS WERE POWER AND PROVIDED SECURITY!

    A.K.A SUCK IT CHRISTIANITY!

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    jjpinc Male 30-39
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    March 19, 2008 at 11:48 am
    Even though I believe in the science behind this experiment, there is NO WAY I would test that belief using my face.
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    MarthFador Female 18-29
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    March 19, 2008 at 11:52 am
    I thought this would be something about some sort of plastic surgery at first. I was all "hell no, i don`t trust science with my face!"
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    CheeseMan1 Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2008 at 11:54 am
    I did a miniature version of that with a bowling ball in physics class, fun stuff
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    sabreduelist Male 13-17
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    March 19, 2008 at 11:56 am
    Pretty basic stuff, and with a pretty obvious outcome, but I still imagine "Ed" was about to wet his pants after watching their mistake with the dummy.
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    LoofahBoy Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2008 at 12:05 pm
    Cant we have an IAB link that DOESN`T degrade into a hate-fest?
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    Thdot Male 30-39
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    March 19, 2008 at 12:12 pm
    I trust the scientific principles they are talking about, but they didn`t take all of the factors into account. I work with cranes every day, doing multiple ton picks, and I would never participate in the experiment they did. They didn`t take into account a few factors. The major factor they didn`t take into account is the wind. A gust of wind could have increased the momentum of the rock enough to hit him in the face. Wind could cause the boom of the crane to bounce increasing the momentum of the rock enough to hit him. The same way a child on a swing can pump their legs to go higher with each swing. They are assuming that there is no wind and that the pivot point is a fixed point. In the real world that is just not true. I`ve seen people get their legs crushed because a gust of wind made the boom of the crane bounce and cause the load to jump unexpectedly. Anyone who actually works with a crane could tell you that these guys are morons.
  33. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2008 at 12:16 pm
    SpacemnSpiff > you idiot, did I say you had to be an atheist to believe in physics? You aren`t in that age group... I refuse to believe that anyone older than 18 could be as impulsive, biased and backward as you.

    I don`t want to be starting a whole thing here, but if god created the laws of physics, why aren`t they mentioned in the bible?

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    Tonyjet Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2008 at 12:29 pm
    did anybody noticed that they deleted some posts last nigh
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    SpacemnSpiff Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2008 at 12:33 pm
    Settle down LazyMe484 I was just giving you sh*t. I couldn`t care less about what other people believe. Winter has been rough on you hasn`t? I sense some rage in you. (I`m just giving you crap there too)
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    Lauraly Female 18-29
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    March 19, 2008 at 12:53 pm
    Apparently, I don`t trust science nearly as much as Ed does. You could show me how the boulder wouldn`t hit me in the face over and over again, but I`d still kick anyone who tried to strap me down to that contraption in the balls/vagina.
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    PerroGato Male 13-17
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    March 19, 2008 at 12:54 pm
    i gasped when it nearly hit him at the end lol
  38. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2008 at 12:59 pm
    SpacemnSpiff > well in that case I take it back, but you should have said that to Okasen, her rxn was much more intense.
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    ladyleo_666 Female 18-29
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    March 19, 2008 at 1:13 pm
    Yey, Hammster!
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    Wattstone Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2008 at 1:23 pm
    By the size of the crane, i tought they would be using a car instead of that stupid little rock.

    THAT would be cool. : )

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    magic_number Female 13-17
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    March 19, 2008 at 1:55 pm
    Hammond! :D
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    jasm1548 Female 13-17
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    March 19, 2008 at 2:28 pm
    forget watching it on TV or the internet, my physics teacher demonstrated the same thing with a bowling ball in class a couple years ago, and I was there...
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    RichardParke Male 30-39
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    March 19, 2008 at 2:38 pm
    I agree with dragonshadoz.
    - Trust science or no, there is no force on this earth that could keep me from tearing free from those straps as the rock swung toward my face. Survival instinct 1 - Science 0
    - Interesting point, notice how they quickly ditch the calculations, measurements and equations in favour of a easily repeatable test-run with a dummy? Of course he`s going to be safe if the dummy survives! DUH! As Neils Bohr says, No thinking here - just dimwits being logical. CRAP-TACULAR!
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    mangamonkey Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2008 at 2:45 pm
    Perfectly sound science, in a perfect system the rock would have gained equal kinetic energy to the potential energy it was losing, since they left the rock go from the edge of his face even in a perfect (read frictionless vacuum) the rock would have only come back as far as where it was left from.

    Since perfect systems are models for the maths to work and no perfect systems exist he was perfectly safe

    as for whatever bizarre religious arguments are going on in this thread, grow up, i`m a straight out and out aetheist, but people can beleive wha they want, the scientists still get stuff done even with so much of the world running on faith born of fear, its not like religious types kill scientists.....anymore. leave them be.

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    bobertosmith Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2008 at 3:01 pm
    hey! where`s the "massive wrecking ball"? That was just a lump of concrete at the end.
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    srpatata Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2008 at 3:05 pm
    they tested it with the dummy.. not cool..
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    malikymoo Female 18-29
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    March 19, 2008 at 3:51 pm
    i love brainic :D
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    Mikeado Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2008 at 4:03 pm
    Good old Brainiac.

    Seriously though, if it`s on Sky Three, it`s a repeat of a repeat, thus rather elderly.

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    Samela Female 18-29
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    March 19, 2008 at 4:07 pm
    Well, no kidding the dummy`s head got smashed, that guy PUSHED the rock off instead of just letting go. That makes a HUGE difference.
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    kthxbaiyah Female 13-17
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    March 19, 2008 at 4:25 pm
    NO! IT`S PHYSICS ALL OVER AGAIN D;<
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    togetec Male 13-17
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    March 19, 2008 at 4:42 pm
    and in other news, man loses face to chunk of concrete for tv show.
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    Sharky19 Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2008 at 4:56 pm
    "I always thought that it didn`t hit him in the face due to the fact that the wire and rock were using up energy. It used the kinetic energy and as it rose up again, it had less potential energy left.
    So much for me."

    That`s the theory they were explaining. Energy conserves itself unless there is something acting on it. In this case it`s friction.
    Sorry for looking like an arse but I can`t help it :D

    And they`re lucky there wasn`t any wind... Otherwise it would`ve been bye bye face :D

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    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2008 at 5:10 pm
    yeah,no. way to many variables to measure
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    March 19, 2008 at 5:22 pm
    Brainiac is *not* a science program. It`s a comedy program. It just uses science as a framework. Watch an episode thinking it`s science and you`ll wince at the massive errors in their experimemnts and the unsubstantiated conclusions they draw.

    Brainiac answers questions such as "What happens if you microwave a ballon full of petrol with a metal spoon stuck to it?" They blow a microwave up every week. Usually a caravan as well. There`s some science in there, but it`s a comedy program. e.g. a laxy man`s guide to making scrambled eggs..."Whisking is too much like hard work for a lazy man, so let`s save ourselves the bother by using some high explosive."

    The intros make me laugh, e.g. "This is Brainiac, the show that rings the doorbell of science and runs away."

    I`m surprised there`s only been one person whose ignorance of science is strong enough for them to use the "It`s only a theory" line.

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    TheBuzzer Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2008 at 5:57 pm
    would be funny if there was a sudden blow of wind in the direction to his face.
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    ttsec Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2008 at 7:11 pm
    If I were the rock holder, I just might accidentally push the rock with a little force...you know...accidentally.

    The trust is not in the science, it`s in the guy holding the rock.

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    Tjames Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2008 at 7:12 pm
    Remember that it`s called the "THEORY" of Gravity for a reason. It`s only a Theory. They`re lucky he didn`t get his face smashed in.

    Good god you`re stupid.

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    ttsec Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2008 at 7:14 pm
    Oh yeah, to all those people who wouldn`t put their face their, especially the girls:

    What if you wear make up? You know they test the make up, using science, on many animals and substances before releasing it into the public, to make sure your face doesn`t melt off when you wear it. If you wear make up, you trust science with your face (or you trust the people making the make up).

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    xp Male 30-39
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    March 19, 2008 at 8:08 pm
    I trust science, just not the jackasses trying to swing rocks at my face..
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    catbarf Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2008 at 8:35 pm
    Tjames, you`re just making yourself look like an idiot. Davymid was making a subtle jab on the `It`s only a theory!` anti-evolution bible-thumping crowd.
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    Raberboom Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2008 at 9:36 pm
    in my 8th grade science calss our teacher had one of those set up in his calss witha bowling ball, gave xtra credit to people who wouldnt flinch
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    Raberboom Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2008 at 9:41 pm
    "Remember that it`s called the "THEORY" of Gravity for a reason. It`s only a Theory. They`re lucky he didn`t get his face smashed in." --davymid

    davymid....i feel kinda sorry for your intelligence, you might want to avoid talking for a bit

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    ledzep360 Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2008 at 11:40 pm
    dude top gear is way better but hammond rocks
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    Adrift_Angel Female 18-29
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    March 20, 2008 at 12:36 am
    Woulda been funnier if it was him and not the mannequin that got hit...
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    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2008 at 2:53 am
    Actually, this concept was first discovered by Bill Nye the Science Guy...
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    Axane18 Female 13-17
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    March 20, 2008 at 3:17 am
    Just as long he doesn`t pull a fast one on you and give it a bit of a push.
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    Groogle Male 30-39
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    March 20, 2008 at 3:40 am
    Pointless... and the guy risking his face went to oxford.

    I learned that kind of stuff in high school.

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    davymid Male 30-39
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    March 20, 2008 at 8:21 am
    Thank you Catbarf. Irony is lost on some people.
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    XxZoexX Female 13-17
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    March 20, 2008 at 4:32 pm
    saw the title and staight away thought so Brainiac =] i was right . awesome show
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    Vogt Male 13-17
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    March 20, 2008 at 10:34 pm
    Completely obvious that it will work.


    Way to prove how stupid you are if you doubt it.

    Pretty lame. Everyone should know this stuff already.

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    Declan191919 Male 13-17
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    March 21, 2008 at 1:51 am
    That is F*cked
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    Declan191919 Male 13-17
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    March 21, 2008 at 1:51 am
    That takes balls
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    Declan191919 Male 13-17
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    March 21, 2008 at 1:52 am
    Woah
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    Overmann Male 18-29
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    March 23, 2008 at 3:36 pm
    *sigh* I honestly think Dawkins was the first to pull this act. I`ve since seen it done twice. Enough, people.
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    mysterypro Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2008 at 3:44 am
    what an idiot, he pushed it when he tested it on the mannequin, nice fake schomzos
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    OrangeCrow Female 18-29
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    February 6, 2009 at 12:36 am
    O_O
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    Starfall Male 18-29
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    February 22, 2009 at 6:14 pm
    Im gonna go try this

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