‘RIP science and logic’: TV soap shows man getting ‘chand ka tudka’ to win over a woman, leaves netizens speechless

Indian TV shows are no longer just known for their elaborate and melodramatic themes, of late, some bizarre sequences from hit shows have gone viral with netizens wondering why. Latest joining the list is a scene from a drama which shows a man breaking down the moon to get a piece of it to win his lady love.

Yes, you read it right, he literally got a chand ka tudka to marry his bride! Armed with a rope, supported by his family, the man identified as Aman, is seen trying hard to bring the celestial body to the Earth. When he fails to get a piece by pulling it, he resorts to another plan — going up in the space using just a car!

And if that wasn’t baffling enough, he then uses his magic wand, saying some magic words to strike the moon and get its pieces to fall

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SATIRE: UNC Charlotte uses science, logic to combat COVID-19 | Opinion

Author’s note: This is a satire article and does not include accurate information concerning COVID-19. For up-to-date information, visit the Center for Disease Control’s website or check out the Niner Times’ more factual reporting. 

Unprecedented, uncertain: Both novel words to describe the novel coronavirus. The past year has been a confusing time for all of us, but at least UNC Charlotte has made each decision with nothing but science in consideration. As we move closer to herd immunity and the end of the school year, let’s review some of the policies that have saved us all. 

Hallway arrows

Enter most UNC Charlotte buildings, and you will find arrows on the floor indicating which direction you should walk. They follow a complex epidemiological concept called “walk on the right.” This concept stems from the 100% scientific fact that COVID-19 aerosol transmission only occurs in one direction. This way, when you pass

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An adrenaline-packed dystopian drama that cares not for logic or science

Kang Seo Hae (Park Shin Hye, left) and Han Tae Sul (Cho Seung Woo) attempt to evade the shadowy Control Bureau and gather information from time-travellers coming to Earth in Sisyphus

Kang Seo Hae (Park Shin Hye, left) and Han Tae Sul (Cho Seung Woo) attempt to evade the shadowy Control Bureau in Sisyphus.

This review contains minor spoilers and covers episodes 1-4 of Sisyphus, which is currently available on Netflix.

If 2020 was the year for slice-of-life K-dramas, then 2021 heralds a new age of the dystopian genre for ravenous K-drama fans all over the world.

Enter Sisyphus, with its time-travelling, shadowy operative and fugitive plotlines, yet surprisingly without the big budget that usually accompanies such Marvel-esque dramas on Netflix.

Han Tae Sul (Cho Seung Woo from Stranger) is a once-in-a-lifetime tech prodigy, with the brains of Albert Einstein, the inventive genius of Nikola Tesla and the playboy characteristics of Tony Stark all rolled into one.

He inadvertently finds himself teamed up with Kang Seo Hae (Park Shin Hye from #Alive), a feisty brawler from the future who was

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Hierarchical mechanical metamaterials built with scalable tristable elements for ternary logic operation and amplitude modulation

INTRODUCTION

Mechanical metamaterials (116) represent a type of artificial materials usually consisting of periodic microstructures whose architectures are carefully designed to offer mechanical properties that surpass those of conventional materials. These architected metamaterials mainly leverage the spatial motions, extreme deformations, multiple equilibrium states, and shape morphing of microstructures to obtain exotic properties and/or functionalities, such as zero/negative values of Poisson’s ratios (1720), thermal expansion coefficients (2124) and swelling ratios (25, 26), reprogrammable stiffness and/or dissipation (2733), controlled acoustic wave propagation (34, 35), and tailorable multistability (9, 36, 37). The latter property (i.e., tailorable multistability) is of rapidly increasing interests because of promising potentials for applications in information processing (3841), recyclable energy absorption (42, 43), and soft robotic

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