Wednesday, 13 February 2008

The Science of Fairy Tales

Interestingly I recently created an ATC about Rapunzel and then came across this article about the physics behind Rapunzel's hair and the weight hair can hold.

I am also reminded of a Chinese idiom that describes a precarious situation as having a thousand jun hanging on a strand of hair 千钧一发. And that's much much more than 3.5 ounces or 2 candy bars. (1 jun is an ancient unit equivalent to 30 catties.)

Science is so much fun!

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