Friday, December 22, 2017
How to Make an Elephant Explode with Science
We don't really want to see an elephant explode, unless it's in colorful yet fictional graphics from Kurzgesagt. In other words, we will learn how it's theoretically possible. This video explains the difference between how a small animal, such as a hummingbird, and a large animal, such as an elephant, deals with the physics of life. Animals of different sizes have to deal with energy, metabolism, and heat transference in a way that's optimal for their size. You can't just take a certain species and change its size without changing its design as well, despite movies like Attack of the 50 Foot Woman or Downsizing. We also hear the narrator say the word Kurzgesagt, or at least I think that's what they said. It's not pronounced anything like the way it looks to an English speaker.