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How to Influence People

At The Flying News, we have a fairly significant body of experience trying to influence people. Most of this experience has been obtained by attempting to convince merchants to provide us with free doughnuts, and even though we have always failed in our attempts, we feel prepared to give (possibly) helpful advice on this moderately […]

Some Notes on the Physics of Large Appliance Repair

Given the enthusiastic response of our readers to our recent article on the psychology of large appliance repair, we decided to see if physics has anything interesting to say about the matter. As you no doubt recall, the issue discussed in the earlier story was the statistical correlation between the hours separating midnight and 2:00 […]

The Flying News: Suggested Uses

If you have been a devoted reader of The Flying News for any length of time, you may, in your spare moments, have caught yourself wondering something like this: “Why am I reading this stuff?” Well, really, that’s something to be kept between you and your psychologist. If, on the other hand, you’d like to […]

Mental Institution Escapee Evades Capture With Bluetooth

This week, an Arkansas (U.S.A.) man was returned to the North Arkansas Mental Institute (NAMI), from which he had escaped approximately six months previously. Despite efforts to return him to NAMI, and even though he spent most of the past six months in public places talking to himself, he managed to evade being detected by […]

The Horrors of Majuba

’Twas after the great Majuba fight: And the next morning, at daylight, Captain Macbean’s men were ordered to headquarters camp, So immediately Captain Macbean and his men set out on tramp. And there they were joined by the Blue Jackets and 58th men, Who, for unflinching courage, no man can them condemn; And that brave […]

Guide to Engagements

There are, as everyone knows, as many different kinds of engagements as there are people. For example, frogs generally begin their engagement by being kissed by princesses. Lord Ickenham, in contrast, recommends that you proceed as follows: “stride up to the subject, grab her by the wrist, clasp her to your bosom and shower burning […]

A New Diet Scheme Based on Relativity

By Lauro Chieza de Carvalho(adaptação) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

There are some people out there who would do just about anything to lose weight: pills, surgery, deliberately infecting yourself with tapeworms, and even, in some extreme cases, dieting and exercise. Thanks to science—specifically, thanks to mass-energy equivalence as developed within Einstein’s theory of special relativity—it is possible to lose weight without any of these […]

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