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 ... Read More ›