9/7/06 Gil's LotD: Jet engines, Heavy things, Poincaré

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http://www.ronpatrickstuff.com/ This guy put a jet engine in the back of his Beetle. It works.
http://www.arcanegazebo.net/2006/08/measurements_of_gravity_using.html A story about an undergrad in a lab who decides to take a 230 L DeWar flask full of liquid nitrogen down a stairway in a handcar.
http://www.newyorker.com/archive/2006/08/28/060828fa_fact2 A really good story from The New Yorker about the man who solved the Poincaré conjecture.