Aatish Bhatia, a recent physics PhD, describes the forces involved to do a skateboard Ollie. It’s all about managing your center of gravity and applying variable amounts of torque to steer the board in the air. Yeah. It probably won’t help you skate any better, but it’ll help you appreciate the tricks a little more. [via kottke]
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Firearms Dealers vs. Burgers, Pizza, and Coffee
As of May 2016, there were 64,432 licensed firearms dealers and pawnbrokers, which got me wondering how that compares to other businesses.
A Day in the Life of Americans
I wanted to see how daily patterns emerge at the individual level and how a person’s entire day plays out. So I simulated 1,000 of them.