Monday, December 11, 2006

The Physics of Superheroes

I haven't finished this book yet, but I'm enjoying it immensely and can't resist the urge to tell about it. It is by far the most enjoyable thing I've ever read on physics OR superheroes. Not that I've read much on either, but that just goes to prove its power. If you've ever wondered what we can deduce about the planet Krypton from Superman's powers, whether Spiderman really could swing from a web, or how many cheeseburgers the Flash would need to eat, this is the place to find out. You'll also get a history of Silver Age comics, fashion critiques, and the essential connection between Einstein's Theory of Special Relativity and your shopping list.

And while I'm at it, it turns out that:
I am Spider-Man
























Spider-Man
75%
Supergirl
67%
Superman
65%
Wonder Woman
62%
Green Lantern
55%
Robin
50%
Iron Man
45%
The Flash
40%
Batman
35%
Hulk
30%
Catwoman
20%
You are intelligent, witty,
a bit geeky and have great
power and responsibility.


Click here to take the Superhero Personality Test

3 comments:

the Joneses said...

I read that book! It's great! I don't remember a thing about the physics now, but I can tell you who Ant-man is.

-- SJ

Sherry said...

I sounds like a great gift idea for a couple of the men in my life ---Engineer Husband and Karate Kid--- to share. Shhh!

Anonymous said...

Wow--I also think that this would be great for my PhD physicist fil. I already have his Christmas gift, but I'm keeping this on file.

Hey, I'm Spiderman, too!!