I just watched http://peanutbutterplayers.com/babes-in-toyland-holiday-show-2011/wppaspec/oc1/sd/ab14/pt201 ROBBIE MADDISON’s Pipe Dream, again! I remain overwhelmed. This guy is surfing waves of imagination I can only marvel at.
Watch it or lose out:
And now for the theory… of http://flyingsquidstudios.com/author/fssadmin/feed/ ROBBIE MADDISON’s Pipe Dream
Who was it that said “Eureka! I found (it)”
Apparently “Eureka” comes from the Ancient Greek word εὕρηκα heúrēka, meaning “I have found (it)”, which is the first person singular perfect indicative active of the verb εὑρίσκω heuriskō “I find”. It is closely related to heuristic, which refers to experience-based techniques for problem solving, learning, and discovery.
Well look, I’m sorry to use such a ridiculously clichéd analogy, but read this and tell me I’m out of order, please!And now for the theory... of ROBBIE MADDISON's Pipe Dream! Riding a motorbike down a huge ocean wave! Click To Tweet
In fluid mechanics, displacement occurs when an object is immersed in a fluid, pushing it out of the way and taking its place. The volume of the fluid displaced can then be measured, and from this the volume of the immersed object can be deduced (the volume of the immersed object will be exactly equal to the volume of the displaced fluid).
An object that sinks displaces an amount of fluid equal to the object’s volume. Thus buoyancy is expressed through Archimedes’ principle, which states that the weight of the object is reduced by its volume multiplied by the density of the fluid. If the weight of the object is less than this displaced quantity, the object floats; if more, it sinks. The amount of fluid displaced is directly related (via Archimedes’ Principle) to its volume.
In the case of an object that sinks (is totally submerged), the volume of the object is displaced. In the case of an object that floats, the amount of fluid displaced will be equal in weight to the displacing object.
Giant steps is what you Take, Walking on the Moon
We also know, from Sting, that you walk about on land, and you’ll be pretty safe, in a familiar environment, and the worst that can happen is you slip, trip, fall, or get wet by a passing truck driver with no will to live… right? Yep, right.
There’s also a bunch of folks who think walking is for those who don’t know how to ride a motorbike; they are probably right, at least in some cases. Either way, earth demands feet or tyres on the ground, and definitely, the added effects gravity gives us to stick onto the earth’s surface and not fly off into space.
Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream, merrily… life is like a dream
This Archimedes-bath things also seems to mean that if you get in a boat and don’t put too much stuff in it, you can float about all day, occasionally powering it and yourself with some impetus in any chosen direction.
Archimedes may have been right, but he had no idea of the sheer vector force of burning fossil fuels in a constricted space, over and over again to make up and down energy. That technique came to us mortals a little later.
And then, somebody else invented the way to turn banging into circular motion, and then somebody else added momentum with flywheels. Lo and behold, we had a steam engine! How THAT changed the world!
My question is, how will this spectacular demonstration of applied Newtonian Physics affect our current world, other than fabulous spectacle, and, how might it inspire current and future future thinkers, in whose hand our future lies, to think independently, creatively, and to challenge convention, not as rebels, but as leaders.
We conclude that:
Is an exemplary leader, if a little maverick:
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Prior to Robbie Maddison’s breakthrough initiative, we’d be watching JetSkis and other boat-based objects skimming over azure seas.
We’ be envious of his beach holiday destination.
What will you do with his example today?