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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Wednesday links

On March 30, 1848, Niagara Falls Ran Dry, with bonus Niagara Falls sketch by Abbott & Costello and The Three Stooges.

In this 2.5 minute video, Carl Sagan lucidly explains how Eratosthenes not only deduced a spherical earth, but accurately calculated its diameter in 200 B.C.

ICYMI, Friday's links are here, and include the history and calculations behind Easter's varying dates, a gallery of Easter bunnies terrifying children, and a collection of videos of violence against marshmallow peeps.

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