segar.art

May 11th, 2006

news from me – Fantagraphics to reprint Thimble (Popeye) Theatre

HALLELUJAH!!!!

I’m gonna hafta get a second job to help pay for these…..

cookies.art

May 11th, 2006

Popular Science: Rocket Food

The energy in food is typically released when, through a complex biochemical pathway, sugars, starches and fats react with oxygen from the lungs. It’s a form of slow-motion burning that, thankfully, rarely involves fire.

But you can liberate the same amount of energy in much less time by mixing the Snickers with a more concentrated source of oxygen—say, the potent oxidizer potassium perchlorate. The result is basically rocket fuel. Ig­nited on an open fireproof table, it burns vigorously, consuming an entire candy bar in a few seconds with a rushing tower of fire. If you could bottle the energy of kids playing and turn it into a Molotov cocktail, this is what it would look like.

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