In this week's installment of Weird Science Weekly, we're looking at some of the strangest of the recent science stories including sending a cannolo siciliano into near-space, a supercomputer that runs a food truck and the weird physics behind a chain fountain...
The Sicilian Space Program sends a cannolo siciliano into the stratosphere
In an effort to bring a smile to the face of their fellow Sicilians, three amateur space scientists launched a replica pastry, specifically a creme-filled delight known as a cannolo siciliano, high up into the air on a helium balloon. They called themselves the Sicilian Space Program.
"Sicily has always been a place of negative connotations, mafia and unemployment. We wanted to lift up Sicily in our own way," Fabio Leone, one of the Italian trio behind the project, told Reuters.
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