Tag: math

How did we Measure the Speed of Light

The speed of light is 299 792 458 meters per second. Exactly. No seriously. By coincidence? No let me explain. The most successful measurement of C was done in 1972 using laser interferometry… laser interferometry. Sounds familiar? Let me help you, LIGO. Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory. Yes the technology used to measure the speed of

The Zipf Mystery

Hey, Vsauce. Michael here. About 6 percent of everything you say and read and write is the “the” – is the most used word in the English language. About one out of every 16 words we encounter on a daily basis is “the.” The top 20 most common English words in order are “the,” “of,”