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Droppin' Science

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Sheldon and Amy's answering machine: We're not home right now. 'Cause we out dropping science, son. Leave a message. Sheldon: You can't live here. Amy: What? Why? Is it the message? I only used urban slang to sound tough so people wouldn't break in.

What is it with our imagination of scientists and their fondness for fruits as demonstration tools? Yes, okay, so fruit is good because it's mostly timeless. And it's good at demonstrating gravity because it naturally falls, but so do many other things. The story goes that Galileo went to the Leaning Tower of Pisa to drop an orange and a grape with the purpose of disproving Aristotle's theory of gravity (that objects fall at a speed relative to their mass). Probably didn't happen. But while we're busy imagining scientists flinging fruit, let's make it a little more interesting. We'd like to imagine Galileo with a grape and a... watermelon. And the Pope. With a poncho, ala Gallagher. It seems only fitting. And Newton? Instead of the apple, let's have him on a desert isle, getting hit on the head by a coconut, which he'll then work with The Professor to fashion into a shortwave radio which *almost* gets them rescued. Again.

"Droppin' Science Like Galileo Dropped the Orange" in cream and orange on a black, 100% cotton t-shirt. Big thanks to the Beastie Boys for providing the soundtrack for our youth, and RIP Adam Yauch.

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