#GradhogDay

Monday was Groundhog Day, which inspired one of the great films, Groundhog Day from the late, great Harold Ramis. It, consequently, inspired #GradhogDay, the revision of classic lines to have a science-y spin (and vent a little graduate school blues).

You can read all the tweets in the #GradhogDay Storify or contribute your own. So far, my favorite has been this offering:

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#TheGrantfather

First there was #SciWars, then there was a flailing attempt at #ConanThePostDoc. This weekend a smattering of Twitter users got together to sciencify classic quotes from The Godfather films under the hashtag #TheGrantfather.

You can see a storify of the reworked quotes here:Screenshot 2014-08-04 10.18.14

What classic film should lay the science too this Friday?

Movie Food: The Sword in the Stone

“The Sword in the Stone” – Walt Disney Company (Fair Use; via http://deliciouscartoonfood.tumblr.com/)

Editor’s Note: My favorite movie food is Dots. That is not the kind of movie food Ben is talking about here.

In the Disney film The Sword in the Stone, Arthur’s stepbrother, Sir Kay, devours approximately 5 pounds of chicken drumsticks by simply sticking the whole drumstick in his mouth and sucking off the meat. My young mind was astonished to learn that you could eat an entire drumstick in one bite. Turns out, you can’t. There’s all this cartilage and stuff in there and its a bit of a choking hazard. Bummer.

You can, however, sometimes pull off Sir Kay’s trick with the meat on the radius* bone when eating buffalo wings. It’s not nearly as impressive, but still oddly satisfying.

*You know the part of a chicken wing that has two bones in it? I’m pretty sure that the radius is the smaller bone in that portion of the wing. It also has less cartilage and connective tissue, which helps with this particular trick.

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