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    Just sharing "Demonstrations in Physics"

    "And now I shall call your attention to a man named Julius Sumner Miller, who set forth on orchestrating many demonstrations of some of the most astonishing things. Will not these most fabulously displayed adventures bring forth much knowledge to those who've beheld his..."

    Well, his Youtube videos.

    What's that got to do with food equipment?

    EVERYTHING. And everything else here at HVAC-talk. Everything he explains has something to do with the foundations of learning our trades. So, I had to share this.

    In 1969, I was too young and naive...or just didn't get the channel that allowed me to watch this guy on TV.

    So the setting in the videos was 1969. Don't let that or the music in the intro dissuade you from watching Professor Julius Sumner Miller from demonstrating physics in the ways that he so passionately did.

    I stumbled across these videos while simply looking to download some training videos covering topics that I used to teach back in military classes. In doing so, I opened a treasure-trove of wonderful information of physics demonstrated from behind the counter of a man who was obviously consumed by all aspects of the topic. As he says, "physics is my business."

    I found his electricity and magnetism episodes (41 to 45) was what I wanted, but other episodes are very much entertaining and educating. Episode 8: "Adventures with Bernoulli" had me learning something while rolling on the floor laughing!

    There's 45 episodes posted on Youtube. Each is around fourteen minutes long. Sit back. Relax. Binge-watch it or do a few episodes a night.

    Here's the website:

    http://www.physicsvideos.net/miller.html

    Here's that episode 8 that I'd mentioned. His exhilaration over the topic while using the training aids in the demonstration at 7:45 had me rolling:

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    "You never know what others don't know." -

    If I can't laugh at myself...then I'll laugh at YOU! -

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    Cool I will have to check out some more of his videos.
    Have you seen any of I believe they call it minute physics videos. I believe it is one of them that they pull a nearly a perfect vacuum in a NASA rocket silo then they drop a bowling ball and feather and they fall at the same rate. I worked at a school for a few years and ate lunch in science room he would show us some great videos.
    There is only one truly right way to do something, but there are thousands of wrong ways to varying degrees to do it.
    So the question is: If you don't do it right, then how wrong is it going to be???

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    Thanks for sharing that. I'll be watching them.

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    Yet another thank you… movie night with the little lady is gonna get more and more challenging...lol


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    wow....had to go look this guy up....

    dubya dubya dubya juliussumnermiller dot org/background.htm

    Gracias! Good stuff!

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    I think you have finally found video footage of Poodle Head Mikey!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtrammel View Post
    I think you have finally found video footage of Poodle Head Mikey!


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    If you want to start at the beginning, here's the first one.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YN2oALaRfL4

    Pretty funny. Consider a stick, if it was a good stick, as I would like to have it, it would have to be . . .

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    This is freakin' great.

    This physicist proves that the center of gravity can exist where there is no mass.

    LOL, gawd, I wish there was more of this stuff shown to our kids.


    Quote Originally Posted by BBeerme View Post
    If you want to start at the beginning, here's the first one.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YN2oALaRfL4

    Pretty funny. Consider a stick, if it was a good stick, as I would like to have it, it would have to be . . .

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    I'll admit, when you first posted this I watched about 5 seconds of that video and then found something else to do. Lol, I'm incredibly spoiled by hi-def, anything else just doesn't hold my attention.

    Well I finally watched the entire video. Freakin awesome! This guy has some serious passion for physics. Now I can explain the Venturi effect to the trainees and I'll sound like a genius! (They'll soon wise up)

    Like Professor Miller I think I'll watch more because "If I like something I'll do it twice, maybe even three times". Lol thanks ECtofix

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    Wow, thanks for posting that. I remember him and watching his show.
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    Not since Breaking bad have I been so hooked...
    Is the Religious Right to blame for Christianity's decline?

    They argued that, as the Religious Right became increasingly visible and militant, it became associated with Christianity itself. And if being a Christian meant being associated with the likes of Jerry Falwell, many people—especially political moderates and liberals—decided to simply stop identifying as Christians altogether.

    http://www.theamericanconservative.c...nitys-decline/

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    Love it
    I don't agree with some of the explanations of the demonstrations but he's on a roll.

    My show was Mr. Wizard and of course the Captain

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