Halloween Drabbles Day 17- AHHH, SPIDERS!

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Sam heard a scream from the other room and quickly abandoned what he was doing to run to your aid.  In his efforts to get to you, his body collided with yours.  He wrapped his arms around you so you wouldn’t fall backwards.

“[Y/N] what’s wrong,” Sam asked as he tried to get a good look at your face.  He could feel how erratic your breathing was.  He wondered what could have caused such a reaction.

You clung to Sam, relieved that you didn’t have to go too far to find him.  “There’s a spider in our bedroom,” you said in a hushed voice as if the arachnid would hear you.  “Can you take care of it?”

“Show me where it is and I’ll take care of it,” Sam assured you with a gentle smile.  When you took Sam to the bedroom to show him the spider on the ceiling, he had to fight the urge to chuckle.  It was a harmless house spider, and a small one at that.

“Will you get rid of it,” you asked in a small voice.  

Sam glanced over at you with a warm smile and gave a curt nod.  “I’ll be right back,” Sam spoke as he left the bedroom.  He returned shortly with a bowl and a piece of paper.  He successfully trapped the spider in the bowl and took it outside to set it free.

“Thank you Sam,” you murmured, feeling better about the spider being out of the room.

Sam wrapped his arm around you and pressed a kiss to your forehead.  “I think you and the spider can now feel safer,” Sam teased.

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Last week’s top 10 games on Steam

1. Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds

2. Middle Earth: Shadow of War

3. Cuphead

4. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands (-50%)

5. Divinity: Original Sin 2

6. Rocket League

7. The Evil Within 2

8. South Park: The Fractured But Whole

9. Quantum Break (-50%)

10. Total War: Warhammer II

Top 10 Most Uncomfortable Physics Facts

While physics can show us amazing things about our universe, it doesn’t always agree with how we think things should work. Sometimes, physics can be very counter-intuitive, and often unsettling. So, here’s my list of physics facts that can be a bit unnerving.

10: Weight doesn’t matter

If it wasn’t for air resistance, everything would fall at exactly the same rate. If you let go of a hammer and a feather from the same height at the same time on the Moon, they would hit the ground simultaneously. 

9: Gyroscopic precession

It doesn’t matter how much you know about physics; gyroscopes are weird. The way they seem to defy gravity makes you rethink everything you know about physics, despite being fairly simple toys. Still, it’s all just Newton’s laws of motion.

8: Neutrinos and dark matter

We like to think that we can interact with most of the world around us, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Neutrinos and dark matter are passing through your body right now, as if you weren’t even there. The fact that 65 billion neutrinos pass through each square centimeter of your body every second is weird enough, who knows what we’ll learn about dark matter.

7: Photons are particles

Light travels like a wave, but can only interact like a particle. It can interfere and have a frequency, but it can only take and give energy in discrete quantities. It behaves like nothing else in our macroscopic world, and can be very difficult to imagine.

6: Electrons are waves

We’ve established how photons act like waves and particles, but surely massive particles act normally. Nope! Even electrons have wave-like properties. In fact, everything acts like a wave! Except these waves come in discrete quantities, which we’ll call particles. This won’t get confusing.

5: E=mc^2

Einstein’s most famous contribution to physics states that matter is simply another form of energy, which has very profound consequences. A wound-up Jack-in-a-box would weigh ever so slightly more than a released Jack-in-a-box, due to the potential energy stored within.

4: Time is relative

The core of special relativity states that time passes differently for different observers. If you took a trip to Alpha Centauri at 99% the speed of light, everyone on Earth would see the trip take 4.4 years, while you would only experience 7.5 months. Time travel is real!

3: The (not so empty) vacuum

Something can be created from nothing, as long as it goes right back to being nothing quickly. In seemingly empty space, particles pop in and out of existence all the time as a result of the uncertainty principle. Not to mention, space is inflating at an accelerated rate due to “dark energy”. To the vacuum, the law of conservation of energy is more of a suggestion.

2: c is the fastest speed

Another important point in special relativity is that nothing could ever go faster than light. This doesn’t sit well with a lot of people, but the math doesn’t lie. To even get something with mass to travel at the speed of light would require infinite energy. Even if you somehow get around this, there are just too many mathematical problems with superluminal travel. Like it or not, the universe has a speed limit.

1: The cat is dead and alive

How could it not be this? The nature of quantum mechanics allows for objects to take on two seemingly contradictory states in a ‘superposition’. An electron can be in two places at once, or in a more extreme example, a cat can be both dead and alive. Of course, this weird property goes away once someone makes an observation. It’s as if there are tiny physics trolls messing with nature whenever we’re not looking.

Of course, there’s plenty more unsettling physics facts, like the space-bending nature of general relativity, or the “spooky action at a distance” that is quantum entanglement, but these are my top 10. I’d like to hear any unsettling physics facts you think I’ve missed, though!

Just Some More Equations I Think Are Influential

Fourier Transform

Developed by Joseph Fourier a French mathematician, the Fourier transform has been all-important to understanding complex waves such as human speech. The Fourier transform breaks up complex functions into a combination of simple waves. It has been vital to modern signal analysis and physics.

Euler’s Formula

Developed by Leonhard Euler, this equation has been extremely influential to several fields including physics, mathematics, and engineering by relating the mathematical constant e, trigonometry, and complex numbers.

Normal Distribution Function

With its well-known bell curve graph, the normal distribution is extremely important to statistics for describing behaviors of large groups. This statistical technique is so important that it is used in many areas of science. 

Hello everyone.

Apologies for the long/unexplained absence. I’ve not been doing very well recently and I haven’t quite had the time to be posting. However, a small update is that I’m struggling very much with my mental health but my studies are going very well. I just wanted to thank you all for your kindness and support and I will try update more regularly from now on!

I hope you are all well and looking after yourself, and I’m sending love, hugs and good study vibes 💗


Ask Ethan: What’s The Quantum Reason That Sodium And Water React?

“Which forces drive chemical reactions, and what takes place on a quantum level? In particular, what happens when water interacts with sodium?”

Every beginning chemistry student learns what happens when you put a chunk of sodium metal into water: you get an extremely violent reaction out. The sodium and water bubble and fizz, and sometimes even a flame or an outright combustion reaction is produced. This isn’t exclusive to sodium, either, but occurs for lithium, potassium, rubidium, cesium and more. We can describe these chemical reactions using basic chemistry, of course, but there’s a more fundamental reason it occurs: the laws of quantum mechanics. By combining the laws of electromagnetism with the Pauli exclusion principle and the shapes of electron orbitals, we can understand the full step-by-step process by which this occurs. Thanks to these laws, a reaction that had been described for hundreds of years can now finally be fully explained.

What’s the quantum reason sodium and water react? Find out on this edition of Ask Ethan!


Nikola Tesla was a Croatian inventor, engineer, futurist and physicist best known for his contributions to designing modern alternating current electric supply. Later in his life, through his study of Vedic Philosophy and Spirituality, he began to understand the cosmos and his place within it which gave purpose to many of his inventions that have revolutionised and improved the world we live in today. He developed a fundamental appreciation that he was a conduit for the greater good of mankind.

Nikola Tesla Spiritual Quotes:

“My brain is only a receiver, in the Universe there is a core from which we obtain knowledge, strength and inspiration. I have not penetrated into the secrets of this core, but I know that it exists.“

“What we now want is closer contact and better understanding between individuals and communities all over the earth, and the elimination of egoism and pride which is always prone to plunge the world into primeval barbarism and strife… Peace can only come as a natural consequence of universal enlightenment…”

22.06.17 / / the past few days have been difficult, to say the least. But it’s always comforting to know that even the universe is governed by chaos.

Listening to ~ the night we met - lord huron