Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2002 14:40:19 -0600

Author: Laurent Hodges

Subject: Re: Demos/mpegs which make students gasp!


Not a demo, but this got a spectacular reception last Friday after we
discussed friction:

I showed a little mpeg clip from the web I found out about from here, I
think. A bull tries to mount a cow in an icy pasture (Iowa?), his feet
slip out from under him, he falls on his back, and he goes sliding away
without a shred of dignity.

I showed this at the very end of the class, telling students they were
welcome to leave early if they didn't want to be offended by having to view
a sex act - or more precisely, an attempted sex act. Of course, no one
left. I had to show it several times.

I explained that this fellow's major problem was that he never took a
physics class - or at least didn't pay attention.

Laurent Hodges, Professor of Physics
12 Physics Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011-3160