Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Discovery News on the holidays

I'm not done with the holidays yet, as I included three videos from Discovery News in Overnight News Digest: Science Saturday (Comet ISON at perihelion) on Daily Kos.  I begin with one that works as a follow up to the Space.com/NASA video I used to headline A Thanksgiving meal from space and other food news, How Astronauts Celebrate Holidays in Space.

Just because astronauts in orbit are miles and miles above the Earth's surface doesn't mean they have to miss out on all the holiday festivities. Trace shows us how this festive time of year is celebrated in space.
Next, Discovery News asks How Much Weight Do We REALLY Gain Over The Holidays?

With all the rich, delicious food consumed over the holidays, it makes sense everyone would gain some weight. But how many pounds does the average person actually pack on? Cristen Conger from 'Stuff Mom Never Told You' joins Anthony to break down the numbers.
Finally, here's some fun with pumpkins that doesn't involve eating them--Discovery News: Punkin Chunkin: Engineering Mega Pumpkin Launchers.

Punkin Chunkin has officially gone big time. Trace drops by the 2013 Punkin Chunkin World Championships to find out how these truly awesome pumpkin launchers are built.
Wait, if this is Discovery and people are "blowing things up for science," then where are the Mythbusters?  They were there.

This Thanksgiving, take time to celebrate family, tradition and high velocity pumpkins. PUNKIN CHUNKIN, hosted by the MythBusters, this Thanksgiving at 8/7c on Science Channel!
Blowing stuff up for science, indeed!

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