Weird German words that are equally as weird in Swedish, #3
Since I’m a native German who’s currently learning Swedish, I noticed that Swedish shares some of our weird German words.
Today’s word is a colloquial term for bicylce
The German word for this is ‘Drahtesel’, the Swedish word is ‘stålhäst’.
The German word literally means ‘wire donkey’ and the Swedish word means ‘steel horse’
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another physics rant
the density of a neutron star is in the order of 10^17. Which means one teaspoon of a neutron star would weigh approximately 4 billion tons! (next time someone says you're dense, congratulations! you're a star!)
anyway, even a drop of neutron star would suck you and a cow and a million cows with a million yous in if you tried to touch it. boy physics is really really an untouchable thing sometimes...
the gravitational pull being so strong, 2 x 10^11 times stronger than the earth, it bends the light itself.
but what if i want to touch a a drop of neutron star i acquired (man would that be a day!) really really bad? would that work? or how near can i go to it without being dead?
the answer, as wacky as it may seem, is buoyancy.
if i place the drop in a tub of water - not going into how i managed to place it in, the forces of gravity and the forces of buoyancy would counteract one another (thank someone they are independent) and as long as my relative density is less than that of the water surrounding the neutron star, i will float.
meaning, i can go near it but not really touch it because the gravity of the star is not gone now, is it? it is still there, and the water just in its vicinity would make an impenetrable layer - like a shield, the perfect shield which can never be pierced. nonetheless, i can still go near the star! almost touch it!!!!
and that is super cool - pun intended.
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lately i’ve been wondering why i love movies so much. yes i love the fantasy of film, but i think it’s also because i find it fascinating how movies stay the same forever even after so much time has passed and so many things have happened. i guess it’s reassuring to know i can always put on finding nemo and know that after marlin’s long journey through the ocean...he will always find nemo. it’s comforting and comfort to me is everything. especially in this world where things can be uncomfortable and unexpected. i also feel this way about the trees and flowers, i love how i know they will grow back in their familiar beauty every spring.
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my thoughts are still with paul, kat, kropp and tjaden
Monday, the 27th of March 2023
I was stranded in the middle of nowhere last night because of the nation-wide public transportation strike this Monday and a cancelled train journey due to people on the tracks. I waited almost two hours in the freezing outdoors for someone to pick me up. I subsequently cancelled my Hindi class this morning and opted for sleeping in to give my body some rest.
Things on my mind
Japanese 10 am - 12 pm
Format term paper
Write three pages of term paper
Continue bible analysis
The blue curtains symbolize the inescapability of narrative significance, actually.