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Stuff for the Teen Age
Highlight from the Stuff for the Teen Age 2010 List: Ask Me Anything
I learned to move a tablecloth without breaking anything. I did it with a can of soup, a thing of hairgel, and this book.
Okay so nothing could have broken, really, and I probably won't try this with my grandma's china, but it was still pretty cool. The key is to give the cloth a quick, firm tug with both hands. You can also read about friction and inertia, which is what makes this possible.
I also might have learned how to throw a boomerang, if only I knew where to get one. Turns out there's a boomerangs.com. Just in case you're compelled to buy one and try it...