Sunday, June 15, 2008

Physics of Fairy Tales

Magic Carpet - For Real?

It is physics in everything, also in fairy tales.

I leave it to you to read about Rapunzel as having waist long blond hair myself I don't need theoretical physics to tell me what the abundant imperical data I've gathered over the years already tells me. However, a flying carpet (magical carpet) is both far more exotic for a Scandinavian and an interesting physical challlenge. It turns out that there could be some airwaves helping a carpet stay a float an move in the air for some time, but not as in the 1001 Arabian Nights fairy tale. Yet.

Even I see that this is cheating...

Inspired by Xineann, who also has a whole website dedicated to fairy tales..

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