Saturday, March 28, 2009

Surreal Saturday: Molten Iron Throwing (YouTube via Neatorama)

Neatorama featured this video earlier this week of Chinese farmers who have -- for hundreds of years, apparently -- thrown molten iron against a big wall in lieu of launching fireworks for the lantern festival.

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1 comment:

Pat said...

I hear that grad students can do that instead of a thesis next year at Mercyhurst. Is that true? Do you issue them the coats and hats?

Have you heard of these? Reportedly very interesting.

"Phantom Flashbulbs: False Recollections of Hearing the News About Challenger," by U Neisser and N Harsch, in "Affect and Accuracy of Recall Studies of 'Flashbulb' Memories," edited by E Winograd and U Neisser (NY: Cambridge Univ Press, 1992)

"On Being Certain: Believing You Are Right Even When You're Not," by Robert Burton.