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May 7, 2010 9:30 AM   Subscribe

Fake Science. answering important questions like Where does Oil come from?, How do 3D glasses work?, and at least a handful more.
posted by Uther Bentrazor (21 comments total) 28 users marked this as a favorite

 
Fun! I'll have to share this with all my friends who work on science textbooks. :)
posted by chatongriffes at 9:34 AM on May 7, 2010


Couldn't this go in the open ICP thread?
posted by gman at 9:35 AM on May 7, 2010 [4 favorites]


This isn't fake
posted by Tavern at 9:35 AM on May 7, 2010


Is anybody making prints of these? There's a bunch I'd buy in a hearbeat.
posted by bonehead at 9:50 AM on May 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


To settle a long time debate with a friend, I need one that says that it is colder in the winter because the Earth is farther away from the Sun and has nothing to do with any "axis-tilt"or whatever. I wonder if he takes requests.

[I know I'm wrong, but this would make me so right.]
posted by clearly at 10:18 AM on May 7, 2010


Trees cause air pollution. (No, really.)
posted by longsleeves at 10:24 AM on May 7, 2010


I could somehow imagine these posters being displayed in a classroom that used Look Around You for its science curriculum.

I am partial to the Sulfur episode.
posted by Kadin2048 at 10:29 AM on May 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


It's like Calvin's dad made a bunch of sweet posters and put them on a website.

"The trees are really sneezing today."
posted by maqsarian at 10:41 AM on May 7, 2010 [2 favorites]


Why Is Coffee Addictive are brains delicious? The coffee bean brain has a distinctive smell spicy taste that makes you forget how painful it is to be awake alive.

And to quote ICP: I don't wanna talk to a scientist / Y'all motherfuckers lying, and getting me pissed

Plus, they still don't tell us how magnets work.
posted by filthy light thief at 10:46 AM on May 7, 2010


I'm glad that I'm not the only person that looked to them for a final answer on the fuckin' magnets question. (Which, should I ever get to meet Obama, will be the first thing I ask him.)
posted by klangklangston at 10:59 AM on May 7, 2010


subscribed!

wow, that's a record, not a new blog that interested me in eons and then boom, two today via the blue

gracias muchas Uther Bentrazor, here's a favourite and a hug
posted by infini at 10:59 AM on May 7, 2010


"Plus, they still don't tell us how magnets work.
posted by filthy light thief "
Make up something and send it to the site.
posted by Cranberry at 11:09 AM on May 7, 2010


Magnets attract because they are opposites, and opposites attract.
posted by Xoebe at 11:11 AM on May 7, 2010 [2 favorites]


"The correct term is 'robots'."
posted by Mister Moofoo at 11:18 AM on May 7, 2010


awesome! some of these are totally begging to be printed on posters.
posted by zosime at 1:01 PM on May 7, 2010


Oh wow. These are fantastic.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 3:48 PM on May 7, 2010


They answer the magnet question in their Twitter.
posted by WhackyparseThis at 8:27 PM on May 7, 2010


I used to have a gimmick where I made up stuff to explain science things on demand. My favorite gag was how CDs work: the disk has a long, iridescent worm sealed in a spiral in the plastic. The music is encoded in its DNA. When you play a disk, the laser traces around and along the worm's length causing it to scream ultrasonically, which is picked up by tiny speakers and pitch-shifted down to the appropriate human range of hearing. The worm relies on a the highly specific environment of its sealed world, which is why scratches cause CDs to mess up.
posted by JHarris at 12:50 PM on May 8, 2010


pass me some
posted by infini at 12:57 PM on May 8, 2010


Real science: Caffeine May Slow Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias, Restore Cognitive Function, According to New Evidence
posted by homunculus at 12:59 PM on May 19, 2010


Plus, they still don't tell us how magnets work.
posted by filthy light thief at 1:46 PM on May 7


SOLVED

http://fakescience.tumblr.com/post/597833893/how-do-magnets-work
posted by Potomac Avenue at 7:53 AM on May 26, 2010


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