Incredible Rick! I will tell the fellow who sent it to me.
Rickard Parker <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>I just nominated this for an Ig Nobel Prize.
>Reply was: "Thanks! A worthy nominee."
>Real Nobel laureates give out the prizes.
>On Thu, 7 Jun 2012 20:06:31 -0700, Peter Montgomery <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>Subject: Cold case solved? Study probes riddle of sinking beer bubbles
>>Cold case solved? Study probes riddle of sinking beer bubbles
>>May 24, 2012
>>Special to World Science
>>One riddle of human existence has been a cold case for years—but we can
>finally put this one away, according to three scientists. They claim to
>have solved the puzzle of why bubbles in dark beer sink rather than rise,
>as common sense, and a cursory grasp of physics, suggest they should.
>>Their answer in a nutshell: paradoxically, bubbles in dark beer fall
>because they’re trying to go up. But in trying, they create currents
>that enable some of them rise only at the expense of other, more clearly
>visible ones, which instead drop. The shape of the glass, meanwhile,
>plays a key role, said the investigators, who studied perhaps the
>best-known brand of stout, Guinness.