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Swashbuckling Science: The Science of Pirates of the Caribbean Nov. 29 at WIU

November 13, 2007

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MACOMB, IL - - Aye, matey. You can stop scratchin' 'er head, bamboozled at how that pirate ship stays afloat with all that booty when you head to dry land and Western Illinois University's Currens Hall Thursday, Nov. 29 for a science demonstration extravaganza by the buccaneers in the physics and chemistry departments.

"Swashbuckling Science: The Science of Pirates of the Caribbean," set for 6:30 p.m. in Currens Hall 205, will include fun demonstrations related to the theme of a pirate's adventurous life at sea, as depicted in the movie "The Pirates of the Caribbean," according to Jim Rabchuk, physics associate professor.

"We think participants will agree that exploring and understanding the world around us can be every bit as exciting as sailing the open seas, fighting mysterious creatures and saving helpless landlubbers," Rabchuk added.

Buoyancy, balance, recoil, explosions and, arrghhh, there's morrr-rrre that will be explored during the 60-90 minute demonstration show.

If yer in need of more information, swabbie, give a holler to Rabchuk, 309/298-2577.

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