Wednesday, April 25, 2007

book tag blog game, take two

The Pickwick Papers, by Charles Dickens

"Now sir," said the little man, as he carefully closed the door, "is there no way of accomodating this matter -- step this way, sir for a moment -- into this window, sir, where we can be alone -- there, sir, there, pray sit down, sir. Now, my dear sir, between you and I, we know very well, my dear sir, that you have run off with this lady for the sake of her money. Don't frown, sir, don't frown; I say, between you and I, we know it.

Wow. Those were some long sentences.

(The book that was closest to me was actually my journal, but page 123 is blank. So, I couldn't use that.)


Anonymous said...

Okay, I'm not following the rules exactly, but it might be fun to give you what I find.

"The Encyclopedia of Physics," edited by Robert M. Besancon.

"The kinetic energy of the liquid that follows each inwardly collapsing interface becomes highly concentrated as the cavity collapses. If such transient cavities contain very little permanent gas, the peak pressures at collapse may reach thousands of bars, the temperature may reach thousands of degrees, and strong SHOCK WAVES may be radiated to a distance of several cavity radii. Similar cavities formed in saturated liquids will usually contain more gas and their collapse will be less violent, but the peak pressures attained are still sufficient to produce unique mechanical effects such as the corrosion and pitting of metallic surfaces (as in marine propellers and sonar projectors) and the beneficial removal of embedded dirt (as in ultrasonic cleaners).

Cindy said...

Who is this anonymous person who speaks of physics? Intriguing.