Have you ever wondered just how big your feet would need to be to allow you to walk on water, or how about the amount of time lost in a person’s life for every cigarette smoked? Physicist Lawrence Weinstein ( Old Dominion University) answers these brain teasers and many others by using a process called ‘guesstimation’.

Also: David Wright ( Tidewater Community College) uses the rides at the Busch Gardens amusement park to educate about physics. He says that without understanding basic physic, much of the world around us makes no sense.

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