Wednesday, April 3, 2013

It's not always that flashy

Occasionally, science is as impressive looking as the movies always tell us it is, and our aquarium fills up with things like this:

 
The Flying Spagettie Monster would be proud.
But it's not always so . . . tubey. What's our prefered method for testing the strength of a strand of kelp? Some fancy puller device, a denisty-measuring probe of some kind?



Nope. Just a scale clamped to the ceiling, and a tray with some dive weights in it.
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