1.24.2006

Johnny T's Twobit Tuesday

1. The North Star is not the brightest star in the sky as is commonly thought. This title belongs to Sirius, the Dog Star. Sirius is found at the lower left corner of Orion in the constellation Canis Major-Orion's Dog.

and another tidbit...

2. Ever wonder why it is sometimes windy at the top of a mountain, or in between two very tall buildings, or why a river seems to speed up when constricted? This is known as the Venturi Effect. When a fluid or gas is pushed into a constriction it is forced to increase velocity in order for the flow rate to remain constant. In the case of the mountain top the air or wind is constricted between the landmass itself and a layer of the atmosphere.

7 comments:

Tonya said...

once again I am left with an overwhelming sensation of 'shock and awe' in the wake of profound evidence that there is actually a brain behind that pretty face!

carrbeth said...

Boring...Boring...Boring

01cent said...

You must watch alot of DISCOVERY TV or something. Too bad there's nothing for you to do on that island.

Steve said...

No, no Beth. You have no idea how amazed we all are. He thinks it's weird we have kids. We think it's weird to see him thinking so much...

Wendy said...

That's a good one-Steve

f1rststory said...

And all this time I thought Venturi was the brightest star and the Sirius Effect was the increase in velocity due to constriction.
I'm such a Moron!

sekondstory said...

Blogger first....I have no idea how to respond to this post.
I'm dumb-founded.