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Friday fun: The best videos I’ve seen this week September 20, 2013

Posted by mareserinitatis in Friday Fun, physics, science.
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In hearing about all the racism that surfaced regarding Nina Davuluri, I heard someone mention she’d done a Bollywood dance for her performance.  I had to check it out, and I have to admit that I’m very impressed.  Her kneeling spins are something else.

I wasn’t nearly as impressed with Bill Nye’s cha cha on Dancing with the Stars, but you have to admit it’s kind of cute (if a bit stereotyped).

And speaking of science and music (but not dance), I also came across this wonderful remake of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody called Bohemian Gravity.  I think this one is my favorite this week…it combines some pretty amazing talent with really amazing physics.




1. karifur - September 20, 2013

That’s funny, I recognized that Bollywood song immediately, because it was used in a routine on So You Think You Can Dance, which I only ever watched for one year (during the writer’s strike when there was nothing else on TV).

mareserinitatis - September 23, 2013

I don’t watch nearly enough bollywood. Of course, I hardly watch TV at all. :-) But if you have the chance, you ought to rent Lagaan…it’s a really great movie. There’s this guy who looks like Hagar who sings and dances, too. :-)

2. Cop Car - September 20, 2013

Great videos, thanks. That’s the first time I’ve seen kneeling spins by anyone not wearing blue jeans, I think.

As to Bill Nye’s dance: It would have been more visually appealing had they adopted similar dress. Either she needs to wear more, more formal clothing, or he needs to strip.

mareserinitatis - September 23, 2013

I really don’t want to see him strip, if that’s okay with everyone. ;-)


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