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Nick Theodorakis
2013-Sep-19, 01:12 PM
Not sure if this post should go here or in Science/Tech:



Question: What do you get when you mix a cappella, sock puppets, string theory and Queen? Answer: The geekiest (and astonishingly good, musically speaking) cover of "Bohemian Rhapsody" EVAR. Easily the greatest physics-themed cover of the classic we've ever heard. Seriously. The thing's a masterpiece.
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http://io9.com/so-this-physics-grad-student-made-a-mindblowing-bohemia-1333515132

Arneb
2013-Sep-19, 09:00 PM
Speechless. A young master.

Solfe
2013-Sep-19, 10:08 PM
Wow!

Jens
2013-Sep-19, 11:05 PM
That is brilliant. Unfortunately it takes a bit of background to understand. Knowing Queen, having a pretty good understanding of English, and understanding some physics, and of course having an appreciation for nerdy humor. I'm trying to figure out who I can share it with!

Trebuchet
2013-Sep-20, 12:11 AM
First thought: This is awesome.
Second thought: I don't understand a thing he's saying, but
Third thought: This is AWESOME!
Fourth thought: He clearly has way too much time on his hands, but
Fifth thought: AWESOME!

NEOWatcher
2013-Sep-20, 04:13 PM
Toseek... Fraser had this on Tuesday (http://cosmoquest.org/forum/showthread.php?146283-String-Theory-explained-by-a-Bohemian-Rhapsody-a-capella-cover&p=2157439#post2157439).

Although; he didn't mention it was the Bohemian Rhapsody. He just said Bohemian, so I didn't open the video. Instead, I was wondering why "Bohemian" thinking it was "artsy" which is often treated as an synonym.

As a person whose parents were both born within about 50 miles of Prague, I didn't know how to take that. :lol:

But, since I like that song, I opened it. Okay, I don't understand many of the lyrics, but I love harmony, and they did a great job. The sock puppet was a nice touch.

Noclevername
2013-Oct-05, 01:43 PM
I love it! Physics would be a lot more fun if this was how every theory was presented.

Noclevername
2013-Oct-11, 06:56 AM
Of course if you want to really comprehend string theory, there's only on true source: http://xkcd.com/171/

Solfe
2013-Oct-14, 04:10 AM
And the uptake of all of this? I just download the Platinum Greatest Hits by Queen and spent an hour reading comics. I will never understand how this string theory works.

Noclevername
2013-Oct-14, 04:26 AM
If there's a String Theory, is there also a Horn Theory and a Woodwind Theory?

NorthernDevo
2013-Oct-28, 06:21 AM
If there's a String Theory, is there also a Horn Theory and a Woodwind Theory?

No, but there is a Percussion Theory; the central feature of which is, of course, the Big Bang. ;)

Jens
2013-Oct-28, 07:50 AM
No, but there is a Percussion Theory; the central feature of which is, of course, the Big Bang. ;)

Except the version hypothesized by Janet Jackson, whose key feature is the Big Rip.