Monthly Archives: August 2011

Diet Coke and Mentos, Round 1

So, the sidewalk egg-frying experiment made me think about some of our previous science experiments after work.  The first one was an attempt at the classic Diet Coke and Mentos explosion.  If you’re not familiar with it, hop on over to YouTube.  It’s a fairly popular Bill Nye the Science Guy-style trick.  Essentially, adding Mentos candy to Diet Coke causes

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Fried Eggs

It’s been so blasted hot in Texas this summer, there have been some news stories asking if it was hot enough to cook various food products on various surfaces outside.  For example, bake cookies on a car hood, or fry an egg on the sidewalk.  Well, some co-workers and I took this challenge to heart, and attempted to fry up

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Shortcode Test

Well, I’m still trying to figure out how to display quiz or survey results from a Google Document form.  In trying to figure this out, I’ve been looking into this WordPress “shortcode.”  Apparently, shortcode allows you to pop in some simple code to provide some commonly-sought-after functionality that would otherwise be complicated.  Maybe WordPress veterans know all about this, but

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