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The Best of FYFD 2016

2016 was a wild ride here at FYFD, full of lots of travel and crazy things like making the New York Times and doing radio interviews. I also revamped the YouTube channel and went full-time doing science communication. But let’s look at what you thought was the best part of FYFD’s 2016 based on the most popular posts of the year:

1. The physics of chocolate bonbons and other poured coatings
2. What makes this octopus kite look so realistic?
3. Shooting oobleck with a golf ball
4. Buckling of a crown splash
5. Lava as a gravity current
6. Microscale rockets could aid with drug delivery
7. How prairie dogs keep the air in their burrows fresh
8. Why molten aluminum slides right off dry ice
9. The dangers of underwater explosions
10. Skipping an elastic ball off water

Special congrats to The Backyard Scientist and The Splash Lab – both of whom earned multiple spots in the top 10 with their awesome physics-filled visuals. Stay tuned in 2017 for more great fluid dynamics, and if you’d like to help support what I do with FYFD, consider becoming a patron or making a one-time donation!

(Image credits: MIT News; E. Chew; The Backyard Scientist; J. Marston et al.; J. Tarsen; J. Li et al.; N. Sharp; The Backyard Scientist; M. Rober; J. Belden et al.)

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