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Those Atoms are Mighty Fuzzy
March 8, 2013 6:16 PM   Subscribe

16 Golden Retrievers teach all about atoms. SYTL I for one would have probably done much better in chemistry if had been explained this way.
posted by Leezie (26 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
I am double bonding with you because I love you.
posted by BiggerJ at 6:20 PM on March 8, 2013 [2 favorites]


Somebody sniff the bottom quark.
posted by louche mustachio at 6:21 PM on March 8, 2013


squirrel!
posted by buffalo at 6:22 PM on March 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


Goldens are such Good Boys. You couldn't get, say, beagles to do this. They'd be more suited to demonstrating quantum tunnelling.
posted by Countess Elena at 6:25 PM on March 8, 2013 [5 favorites]


Now all I need is a box and a cooperative cat.
posted by arcticseal at 6:28 PM on March 8, 2013 [2 favorites]


I'm very happy that the "But what's inside an atom" part didn't go inside the puppies.
posted by Hazelsmrf at 6:40 PM on March 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


I was kind of hoping the electrons would be a bunch of yappy chihuahuas, racing around.
posted by fatbird at 6:54 PM on March 8, 2013 [4 favorites]


I enjoyed the bottom quark.

Although it was an isolated quark. The scandal.
posted by Just Another Entity at 6:56 PM on March 8, 2013


Dogs are versatile creatures. They can also help to describe the process of software development.
posted by A dead Quaker at 7:12 PM on March 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


Ok, now I understand furmions.
posted by orme at 7:13 PM on March 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


"This video is currently unavailable"
posted by availablelight at 7:28 PM on March 8, 2013


Up next: "37 Corgis Explain Entropy."
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 7:32 PM on March 8, 2013 [5 favorites]


WHO'S a good fuzzy atom? Is it you? I think it's you! FUZZY WUZZY ATOM.
posted by vytae at 7:39 PM on March 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


As a mild tangent in dog related teaching/being taught a hard subject, 'How to Teach Physics to Your Dog' is still on my reading list. http://dogphysics.com/book_info.html
posted by graxe at 7:40 PM on March 8, 2013


Related: A Venus Flytrap explains the basics of the atom in 2 minutes.
posted by blueberry at 8:05 PM on March 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


OK, I got this to load, and what I've learned is that protons and neutrons just sit around being very good and really needing hugs and kisses.
posted by availablelight at 8:47 PM on March 8, 2013 [3 favorites]


If my chemistry class was this adorable, I might've done better than a C.

Granted, the teacher setting a kid on fire was pretty exciting.
posted by Ghostride The Whip at 9:30 PM on March 8, 2013 [2 favorites]


So particle accelerators smish those cute little protons and neutrons, then?
posted by maxwelton at 9:57 PM on March 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


To simulate a particle accelerator, they just need to throw a dozen or so tennis balls in all directions.
posted by Joey Michaels at 11:32 PM on March 8, 2013 [3 favorites]


Now all I need is a box and a cooperative cat.

A what?
posted by the duck by the oboe at 2:24 AM on March 9, 2013 [2 favorites]


The biggest misconception I got from high school chemistry is that the electrons orbit around the nucleus. I was hoping the puppies would be spinning and jumping around in a blur.
posted by DoubleLune at 5:29 AM on March 9, 2013


The fact that there is a Golden Retriever Formation Team in the world just makes me so very happy.
posted by SuperSquirrel at 7:16 AM on March 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


Up next: "37 Corgis Explain Entropy."

Just bring in some mirrors to stage that one, apparently.
posted by availablelight at 7:40 AM on March 9, 2013


Hazelsmrf: "I'm very happy that the "But what's inside an atom" part didn't go inside the puppies."

Yeah I started to get nervous about then.
posted by IndigoRain at 8:17 AM on March 9, 2013


For some reason, I was expecting a doggy demonstration of a two-dimensional model of Brownian motion. But that's probably better left for cats.
posted by severiina at 8:38 AM on March 9, 2013


My immediate reaction is "What has our education system come to when the only way to learn pretty simple things is to use a bunch of dogs!"
posted by QueerAngel28 at 10:39 AM on March 9, 2013


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