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"Your math and physics questions answered." Blog posts, which date back to October, 2009, originate from questions posed via email, at the duo's stand at Burningman, in person by friends, or "this one time in Union Square": "How do I find the love of my life?"; "How does a refrigerator work?"; "What is the meaning of life?"; "Why do heavy objects bend space and what is it they are bending?"; "What's so special about the Gaussian distribution (i.e., the normal distribution/bell curve)?"; "How can planes fly upsidedown?"; "What is infinity? (a brief introduction to infinite sets, infinite limits, and infinite numbers)"; "Are explosions more or less powerful in space?" "Would it be possible to generate power from artificial lightning?"; "Does Gödel's Incompleteness Theorem imply that it's impossible to be logical?"; "Why does relativistic length contraction (Lorentz contraction) happen?"; "Why is it that (if you exclude 2 and 3) the difference between the squares of any two prime numbers is divisible by 12?"; "How close is Jupiter to being a star? What would happen to us if it were?"; "How much does fire weigh?"; "If you could drill a tunnel through the whole planet and then jumped down this tunnel, how would you fall?"; and many more  


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