Story & Video – Joseph Boyle
Even those who know me well are not aware that in the early 1960s an undergraduate future psychologist tested and measured my young college student brain.
It was determined that I had a rare highly evolved scientific brain, much like that of Albert Einstein (b. 1879 d. 1955) or Nicolaus Copernicus (b. 1473 d. 1543).
I have never shared this with any of you, because, as you all know, I am an extremely shy, humble, and quiet guy. I never wish to appear braggadocio.
Based on a recent scientific event, I am now forced to come out of the science closet.
Just the other day I set up a perpetual motion science experiment on our kitchen table.
Check out my attached science video documentation and you will learn why they call me the Science Guy.
Yes, the elongated spoon is tilting and moving back and forth all on it’s own – perpetual motion. I got it started at 8:00 pm, right after dinner. The next morning at 8:00 am, just before breakfast, the spoon was still in motion. The spoon was on the move for a solid 12 hours.
We were being very careful to not disturb the experiment or disrupt the perpetual motion. We stayed clear of the table. We tip-towed around the kitchen. We did not slam any doors. The spoon just kept moving, up and down. That is until I walked into an open microwave door. I hit my head on the open microwave door so hard I thought I might have knocked the earth off its axis.
Three things happened after I struck the microwave door.
1. The spoon stopped.
2. I suffered a serious inoperable brain injury. I no longer have a mind like Einstein or Copernicus.
3. My mind is now more like Alfred E. Newman (right) of “What, Me Worry?” fame.
For a look at more perpetual motion experiments and devices, check out my second attached video to see what other like-minded individuals have accomplished.
Warning to kids and adults: Do not attempt these experiments at home. They are only to be performed by a professional. If you fail to heed my warning, you could lose an eye.
In closing, I have one thing to say to my high school physics Teacher, Mr. Prevost. Haaaaa! I bet you are feeling guilty now for having given me a D in physics. Well, maybe it was a C, but I think D makes for a better story, don’t you?
The Science Guy