Sunday, 15 August 2010

The planet Mars, suspenders and astrology

I found some wonderful videos today thanks to British Pathé . Find out about the planet Mars and the possibility of human and animal life on the planet including an in-depth explanation of retrograde motion. Modern technology such as movable arrows are employed to help explain the more succinct points.

MARS - PLANET (issue title is PEACE AND WAR)



(I just wish I could find out what the last second or two of the video is about - what's that thing being poked in his ear?)

Gravity is explained in the following video including a demonstration of how the whole of Europe rides on a wave of gravitational distortion. Is that Jack Hawkins playing the role of Newton by the way? Incidentally, this becomes quite surreal half way through.

SUSPENDERS (issue title - HATS OFF !)



Here's an in-depth and highly scientific report on the validity of astrology. Can someone tell me where I can get a costume and hat like the one "Nostrogeezer" wears? I want one so much.

WHAT DO THE STARS FORETELL FOR YOU? (aka THE STARS AND YOU)



And finally, another subject close to my heart, photography. Actually, some of the photos and movies are quite incredible given this was over 70 years ago...

THE FIRST HUNDRED YEARS!

2 comments:

gigihawaii said...

Thanks for the vids. Learned a few things about Mars that were interesting.

As for the astrology vid, all I'll say is, PURE BUNK!!! Can't believe I fell for that stuff when I was in my teens. LOL.

Tom said...

I actually have a few friends who are into astrology so I have to be careful what I say. Still, they know I think it's bunk as well!

Tom