Bring Your Daughter/Son To Work Day 2007: Google Seattle


Uploaded by Google on 02.05.2007

Transcript:

[INTERPOSING VOICES]
CHILD: Never mind!
FEMALE SPEAKER 1: They said, we can't hear you.
Now they're saying, never mind.
[INTERPOSING VOICES]
CHILD: No you don't!
[INTERPOSING VOICES]

CHILD: You're cruel!
[INTERPOSING VOICES]

CHILD: You're mean!
[INTERPOSING VOICES]

CHILD: Who's there?
CHILDREN TOGETHER: Who's there?
CHILD: Banana!
[INTERPOSING VOICES]

FEMALE SPEAKER 1: Time!
[INTERPOSING VOICES]
CHILD: What?
CHILD: What?
FEMALE SPEAKER 1: We ruined you know who!
[CHEERING]
[INTERPOSING VOICES]

CHILD: Banana?
Bananas are good.
CHILD: Yeah, bananas are good.
CHILD: Savannah, banana, Savannah, [UNINTELLIGIBLE].
[INTERPOSING VOICES]

CHILD: You can't hear us?
[INTERPOSING VOICES]

CHILDREN TOGETHER: Who's there?
[INTERPOSING VOICES]

CHILDREN TOGETHER: Banana who?
[INTERPOSING VOICES]

CHILDREN TOGETHER: Banana who?
[INTERPOSING VOICES]
CHILD: Banana who?
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CHILDREN TOGETHER: Banana who?
[INTERPOSING VOICES]
CHILD: Banana you.
[INTERPOSING VOICES]

CHILD: Banana who?
[INTERPOSING VOICES]

CHILD: I can't hear you.
CHILDREN TOGETHER: I can't hear you.
[INTERPOSING VOICES]

CHILD: I'm right here, I'm going to go to the other one.
[INTERPOSING VOICES]

CHILD: Hey.
CHILD: Who's there?
CHILDREN TOGETHER: Who's there?
[INTERPOSING VOICES]
CHILDREN TOGETHER: Banana who?
[INTERPOSING VOICES]

MALE SPEAKER 1: We've got to hang up, and go
on to the next show.
CHILD: We never did find out banana who?
CASEY: Is everyone able to see the table up here OK?
Once again, for courtesy sake, we would like to ask that
small people be allowed to sit up in the front row, and
larger children further back.
We want to make sure that everyone can see
what's going on.
[INTERPOSING VOICES]

CASEY: OK, ladies and gentlemen, how are you doing
this afternoon?
Now before we get started, there are three favors I'd
like to ask from all of you.
Now, the first favor is, some of you have probably heard
this before, but allow me to reiterate, there's a lot of
you and just one of me, so if we all talk at the same time,
do you think we would be able to hear each other?
CHILDREN TOGETHER: No.
CASEY: No, of course not.
So the first favor is please don't talk while I'm talking.
If you don't talk while I'm talking, I won't talk while
you're talking.
If you have a question or a comment that you'd like to
ask, go ahead and raise your hand.
And wait until I call on you.
And you can ask whatever question you like or voice
whatever comment you have. The second favor I'd like to ask
form all of you is, please just imagine there's an
invisible line in front of this table here.
No one is allowed on this side of it except for me.
So please do not come up and touch any of the cool
chemicals or experiments that I have up here unless I have
invited you to do so.
The third favor I'd like to ask from all of you, and this
is the most important favor of all, and that is to have fun.
That's right.
So would everyone like to repeat the third favor back to
me on the count of three.
What are we're going to do today?
One, two, three.
CHILDREN TOGETHER: Have fun.
CASEY: Oh, it looks like there's one more favor here
that I'd like to ask from all of you.
And that is, if you've seen any of these experiments done
before, shh.
Please don't tell.
Remember how exciting it was the first time you saw the
experiment performed?
And you don't want to deprive any of your friends or
associates from enjoying that same experience.
Now, to get started.

I would like to make it known, as I did in my last
presentation, that I am not a magician.
I am a scientist. But with this show I have a certain
trick that I like to start the show with.
So I am going to need one volunteer from the audience.
Yes, you, come on forward.

And what is your name ma'am?
LEAH: Leah.
CASEY: Leah.
Now, have we ever met before?
LEAH: No.
CASEY: No, so this isn't a trick that we've set up in
advance, is it?
LEAH: [VERY HESITANTLY]
No.
CASEY: No, of course not.
Now, go ahead and reach inside that bag there, and take what
you find inside that bag.
And go ahead and hold that up in both hands, show everyone
what you've got there.
Two separate pieces of rope.
Now, using the powers inside of this magic bag, do you
think that I can make those two separate pieces of rope
become tied?
LEAH: [HESITANTLY]
No.
CASEY: No, you don't think so?
Well, do you know any magical words?
LEAH: No.
CASEY: No?
None, none at all?
Surely, think, you must know one?
LEAH: No.
CASEY: No?
From the audience?
CHILD: Supercalifragili sticexpialidocious.
CASEY: Hocus pocus, how about that one?
Can you say hocus pocus?
LEAH: Hocus pocus.
CASEY: All right.
Now go ahead and put those two pieces of rope back inside of
our magical bag here.
Now Leah go ahead and take a hold of this magical wand.
LEAH: Yuck.
CHILD: It's a toilet plunger.
CASEY: It's a magical wand.
Now go ahead and wave that over the top of our magical
bag here, and say the magical words that
you have been given.
All right.
Go ahead.
LEAH: Hocus pocus.
CASEY: Hocus pocus.
Now reach inside and take what you find in there.
Op, and the two ropes have become
Tide, ladies and gentlemen.
AUDIENCE: [GROANS]
CASEY: Thank you very much.
Round of applause for Leah.
Go ahead and have a seat.
[INTERPOSING VOICES]
CASEY: And as one of the boys pointed out, my magical wands
are, in fact, toilet plungers.
No what do we use plungers for?
CHILD: For cleaning toilets.
CASEY: For cleaning toilets.
Now, how does that work?
How do the plungers help us clean toilets?
Yes.
CHILD: By suction
CASEY: By suction.
So these are, in fact, little mini suction cups.
And have you guys ever seen a cartoon where the cartoon
character ties some suction cups, some plungers onto
himself to and uses them like suction cups and is able to
climb a wall?
AUDIENCE: Yes.
CASEY: Do you guys think that toilet plungers are actually
powerful enough to do that?
AUDIENCE: No.
[INTERPOSING VOICES]
CASEY: Let's go ahead and test--
ladies and gentlemen, let's go ahead and test just how strong
these plungers are.
I'm going to push them together.
And I need two volunteers from the audience at this time.
Yes, you come on forward.
And you, come on forward.
All right, now, what are your names?
Avalon.
Reagan?
Ree-gan, I'm very, very sorry.
Now go ahead and turn around and face the audience.
Now each of you take a hold these.
Now, on the count of three I'm going to have you guys try to
pull it apart.
Ready?
One, two, three.
[POPS]
CASEY: Oh, all right, you got it.
So I don't think these plungers would be strong
enough to climb a wall with.
But I have a device here which is a very
strong suction cup indeed.
Now the very first vacuum pump was invented over 300 years
ago, by a gentleman by the name of Otto von Guericke.
And he invented his suction pump in the
German city of Magdeburg.
And to demonstrate to his emperor, Ferdinand III, the
power of his vacuum pump, he made an invention called the
Magdeburg Sphere.
Now, go ahead, take your two fingers, yeah,
attach them like so.
And your two fingers, and attach them like so.
And on the count of three we're going to see if you guys
can't pull this apart.
Ready?
One, two, three.
Oh, my goodness.
There was--
Now, believe it or not, the Magdeburg Sphere was so
powerful that when it was tested out, Otto von Guericke
attached a team of horses, a team of four horses, to the
ends of the sphere, and they could not pull it apart.
And the reason that this occurs is because air pressure
is constantly pushing on us, all the time from all
directions, at about 14 pounds per square inch.
Now a square inch is about that big.
And 14 pounds is about the size of a medium Thanksgiving
turkey, so when all the air pressure inside the sphere is
pulled out, the air pressure outside the sphere becomes
much greater.

And what we end up with is 14 pounds of pressure here, here,
here, here, here, here, here, all over the sphere, like so.
And let's go ahead and try this experiment again.
And see if we're a bit more successful.
Go ahead, like so.
And go ahead and like so.
And go ahead and pull.
CHILD: Oh, hard, hard, hard, hard, hard.
CHILD: Can you do it with the help of those people?
CASEY: All right, go ahead and let go.
Now as soon as we pull the hose out, the air pressure
returns to normal.
Round of applause for our volunteers, our team of
horses, ladies and gentlemen.

All right.
Now, I'd like to talk to you a bit more about
pressure, right now.
Now, has anyone ever had their hands stepped on before?
It's not a very pleasant experience is It No one wants
to have their hands stepped on, but, given the choice,
would you rather have your hands stepped on by a 100
pound woman in a high heel shoe, or
a 1,000 pound elephant?
Raise your hand, if you would rather have your hand stepped
on by this.
And raise your hand if you would rather have your hand
stepped on by the elephant.
Well it looks like we've got some pretty discerning and
thinking bunch of scientists here today.
So, what was your question?
CHILD: If it was that elephant, then me.
CASEY: Right, if it was this plush elephant here.
Now, those of you who said they'd rather have their hands
stepped on by an elephant, can you tell me why?
Yes?
CHILD: Because their feet are bigger.
It won't create as much if it is bigger.
CASEY: Their feet are bigger, and spread over a greater
surface area.
Now to demonstrate this, I'm going to need one volunteer
from the audience.
Aaah-ummm.

Yes, you.
come on up.
Go ahead and step on this Dixie Cup right here.
It crushes pretty easily, it is just a paper Dixie Cup, and
that is how easily it is compressed when stepped on by
a human being.
Now go ahead an back up, just a little bit.
I'm going to put a lot of Dixie Cups down right here.

We are going to demonstrate what would happen when an
elephant steps on some Dixie Cups.

And it just so happens that I have an
elephant's foot, right here.

Now, go ahead and take my hand, Melinda, and when I say
so, go ahead and step right on that circle that says, Mad
Science, right there.
You ready?
Go ahead an step gingerly.
Now, are the Dixie Cups being crushed right now.
AUDIENCE: No.
CHILD: No, they're spread out.
CASEY: No, exactly.
CHILD: Jump up and down.
CASEY: Now, this is the same principle--
go ahead and take my hand and step back down.
This is the same principle that allows polar bears to
walk on very thin ice, ice that's thinner than could
support a human being.
Because, polar bear, although they weigh more, their feet
are very, very large.
And they have four of them.
And its weight is spread over a wider surface area, much
wider, comparatively, than say, a human with their much
narrower feet.
Now, do you think that this will be able to support a
large human being, such as myself?
AUDIENCE: Yeah.
CHILD: Maybe.
CASEY: Well, let's go ahead and try.
CHILD: No.
CHILD: No.
AUDIENCE: Yes.
CASEY: And so it works.
I heard someone suggest that I try jumping up and down.

And lo and behold, [UNINTELLIGIBLE] crushed.

All right, round of applause for
Melinda, ladies and gentlemen.
[INTERPOSING VOICES]

CASEY: Now, ladies and gentlemen, let's not forget
the first favor.
If you have a question or comment, go ahead and raise
your hand, and wait until I've called on you.
Yes, did you have a question in the back?
AUDIENCE: You just said, raise your hand.
CASEY: Oh, OK.
Very good.
Good listener, thank you very much.
All right.
Now, as we've noted, the name of this show is "Up, Up and
Away." Now what are some of the things that travel upwards
into the air?
Can anyone give me an example?
Yes.
CHILD: Helium.
CASEY: Helium gas travels up into the air.
Yes.
CHILD: Balls when they bounce.
CASEY: Balls when they bounce travel up into the air.
Yes.
CHILD: Airplanes.
CASEY: Airplanes.
Yes.
You were going to guess airplanes?
CHILD: Helicopters.
CASEY: Helicopters go up in the air.
What about some of those big, giant things that have little
baskets attached underneath them and sometimes
people ride up into--
What were you going to say?
CHILD: Hot air balloons.
balloons is something that travels up, up, into the air.
Now, it just so happens, that I have a hot air balloon with
me, right here folks.
Now, don't laugh.
This is a very sensitive, finely tuned, highly
calibrated piece of scientific equipment.
Now to help demonstrate our hot air balloon, I'm going to
need two volunteers from the audience again.
If you've already had a chance to volunteer, please lower
your hand, so that other people can have a chance.
Yes, you and you, come on forward.
All right, go ahead and stand over here, facing the
audience, please.
Now, with your left hand, go ahead and just hold the edge
with your two fingers there.
And with your right hand, go ahead and hold the edge with
your two fingers there.
Now, when I give the signal, I would like you to release our
hot air balloon.
And when I give the signal don't throw it up this way, or
throw it over that way, just simply let your fingers go.
When I give the signal.
All right, now we will begin inflating our hot air balloon.
[HAIR DRYER BLOWING]
CASEY: The signal will be "go."
[HAIR DRYER BLOWING]
CASEY: All right, and go.
And up, up, and away goes our hot air balloon.
A round of applause for our
volunteers, ladies and gentlemen.

Now, when the hot air balloon was released, what happened?
Yes.
CHILD: It went up.
CASEY: It went up.
Did it travel straight up, or did it kind of
spiral s little bit?
CHILD: It spiraled a little bit.
CASEY: It kind of spiraled a little bit, because it was
producing something called a vortex.
And to demonstrate to you what a vortex is, everyone just go
ahead and hold their hands in front of their face right now.
Now, open your mouth wide and blow on your
hand like, huff, huff.
AUDIENCE: huff, huff.
CASEY: What did you guys eat for lunch.
No, I'm just kidding, I'm just kidding.
Now go ahead and take your lips and make kind of like a
kissy face and go, pfft, pfft, pfft.
AUDIENCE: pfft, pfft.
CASEY: Now, which one did you feel more?
CHILD: The second one.
CASEY: The second one, when you made a kissy face lip.
Now why was that?
CHILD: Because it was more directed,
you directed it more.
CASEY: That's right.
The opening was smaller, so you concentrated more air.
And you actually produced a vortex, which
is a spiral of air.
Now to illustrate this, I have another finely tuned highly
calibrated, sensitive piece of scientific equipment.
This is our vortex generator.
And this, this piece of rubber here, can be
thought as our diaphragm.
When our diaphragm--
we breathe in we pull our diaphragm down, and our ribs
go up, and our lungs expand with air.
And then, when we push our diaphragm back up, we blow our
air out releasing it.
And this here can be thought of as our narrow opening, or
our kissy face lips.
Now, I'm going to need someone with a good set of lungs to
help me demonstrate this next experiment.
Yes, you.
Why don't you go ahead.
Don't come up, just stand up right where you are.
What is this I have in my hand here?
AUDIENCE: A lighter.
CASEY: Do we ever play with fire, ladies and gentlemen?
AUDIENCE: No.
[INTERPOSING VOICES]
CASEY: Fire is a tool and not a toy.
Now standing right where you are let's go ahead and see if
you can blow out that candle.
CHILD: Pffft.
CASEY: Go ahead and try again.
CHILD: Pffft, pffft.
Go ahead an step a little bit closer, stand next to that
chair there, try again.
CHILD: Pfffftt.
CASEY: Well, we've gotten close.
But, using our vortex generator-- go ahead, I still
need your help.
Go ahead and stand up right here.
Now go ahead and strike that drum, while I go ahead and aim
the vortex generator.
Go ahead.
[DRUM BEAT]
CASEY: Wow!
AUDIENCE: Wow!
CASEY: Just like that, round of applause for Lola.

Now, to help you appreciate that this
was, in fact, a vortex.
I'm going to fill up our vortex
generator with some fog.
[BLOWING NOISE]
[INTERPOSING VOICES]
CASEY: Now watch what is produced
by our vortex generator.
You ready?
[DRUM BEAT]
AUDIENCE: Oh, Oooooh.
[INTERPOSING VOICES]

CASEY: What's happening?
[INTERPOSING VOICES]
CASEY: Ladies and gentlemen, please sit down so
everyone can see.
[INTERPOSING VOICES]
CASEY: So what's happening right now?
Someone tell me.
It's making rings, isn't it?
And that proves that it is, in fact, creating a vortex, a
current of air spiraling around and around.
I would like to keep doing that, but I don't want to set
off the sprinkler system here today.

To move on to our next experiment, can anyone tell me
how an airplane works?
How do those big, giant machines get into the sky?
Yes.
Go ahead and tell me.
CHILD: It has wings that make the air go faster above it,
which makes lower pressure, so it goes up.
CASEY: It has these jets that make it go really fast. And
the most important part of an aircraft is it wings.
Now, those of you who have ridden in an airplane, the
shape of a wing?
Is it kind of blocky and square, or it more curved?
AUDIENCE: Curvy.
CASEY: It's curved, isn't it?
Now, this is important, because airplanes operate on a
principle, invented by a scientist named Bernoulli.
Now Bernoulli's principle states that when air moves
past a curved object, it will always move faster over the
top of the curved object than underneath.
And what that means is faster and faster air rushes over the
top of a curved object, will create a lower pressure system
on top of the wing, and a higher pressure system
underneath the wing.
So, eventually, you will have that aircraft which lifts
straight into the air.
Now, I'm going to need one child volunteer and one brave
adult volunteer for this next experiment.
Do I have any brave adult volunteers?
All, right, you, sir, come on forth.
And you, ma'am, come on forth.
Now--

FEMALE SPEAKER 2: Not so brave.
CASEY: Sir, some on over here, and have a seat right here.
And you come and stand right over here.
Now what we need, of course, is an airplane wing.
Now, it just so happens that I have and airplane right here.

Now, it's not exactly like an airplane wing, but it is a
curved object.
We are going to use this to demonstrate Bernoulli's
principle that air always moves faster over the top of a
curved object.
So go ahead and take this plunger in your hands.
Turn around and face our adult volunteer right here.
Now, the next thing we're going to need
is a source of air.

A source of rapidly moving air, that I just so happen to
have, right here.
AUDIENCE: Oh, no!
That thing again, The leaf blower again.
Not again.
CASEY: Now go ahead and hold them in both of your hands,
don't touch the actual toilet paper itself,
let that move freely.
Hold it right about there.
And can I get a count down from five before we turn on
our ignition.
ALL TOGETHER: Five, four, three, two, one.
[VERY LOUD BLOWING NOISE]
FEMALE SPEAKER 2: [LAUGHING]
CASEY: A round of applause for our
volunteers, ladies and gentleman.
[APPLAUSE]
CASEY: What do you guys think of Bernoulli's the principle,
pretty cool, huh?
AUDIENCE: Nifty.
Toilet papery.
CASEY: Would you guys like to see that one done again?
AUDIENCE: Yeah!.
CASEY: All right.

I will need one more child volunteer, and one more brave
adult volunteer to step forward.
[INTERPOSING VOICES]
CASEY: Yes, you, sir in the back, come on forward.
And you, come on up.

Now, of course, fair is fair, so I think we should switch
this around, so you come on and sit in the chair, here.

Yes, what's your question?
CHILD: This time can you blow it more towards the bottom?
Because that last time it looked like you were blowing
it across the top.
CASEY: I will do my best to blow it right in the middle.
And we'll see what happens.
All right, count got down from five again.
Audience, if you please.
ALL TOGETHER: Five, four, three, two, one.
CASEY: Contact.
[VERY LOUD BLOWING NOISE]
CASEY: All right, another round of applause for our
volunteers, thank you.
[APPLAUSE]
[INTERPOSING VOICES]

CASEY: Indeed, it is not the most environmentally sound
experiment, but it is pretty funny.
All right.
Now, to demonstrate my next experiment, of course, I'm
going to need one volunteer from the audience.
And as before, if you've already volunteered, please
keep your hand lowered, so that others may have a chance.
Yes, you, come forward.

Now, can I get you to go ahead and blow up
this balloon for me.

CHILD: You have a really big match in there.
CASEY: That's very observant and I'm not actually going to
light it, so do not worry.
OK, now go ahead and hold the ends close.
Now do any of you think it might be possible for me to
put this matchstick in and out of the opening of the balloon
three times before it deflates completely?
AUDIENCE: Yeah.
CASEY: You guys have a lot of faith in science.
Sounds pretty crazy, though, doesn't it?
[INTERPOSING VOICES]
CASEY: Well, I'm a mad scientist, so I'm
going to try it anyway.
So go ahead, and on the count of three,
let go of that balloon.
I'm going to do my best to get this match
stick into that opening.
Ready?
One, two, three.
[SOUND OF AIR ESCAPING]
CASEY: Oh, nope, here.
Blow it up again.

Just let it go from your hand completely.
AUDIENCE: Otherwise he might stab your hand.
CASEY: Exactly.
OK, that's good.
Now on the count of three.
Turn it around the other way.
And on the count of three, let it go.
One, two, three,
[SOUND OF AIR ESCAPING]
CASEY: OK, well, you know, sometimes experiments don't
work the first time.
Let's try that one again.
Blow it up one more time for me, if you would.
CHILDREN TOGETHER: That was the second time.
CASEY: Yes, it was.

Put a little more air into it.
Give me more of a chance here.
All right, good.
Now on the count of three, let it go from your hand
completely.
One, two, three.
[SOUND OF AIR ESCAPING]
CASEY: All right, well, a round of
applause for our volunteer.
[APPLAUSE]
CASEY: Now I do have a device here, which is going to help
me to do this crazy experiment.
[INTERPOSING VOICES]

CASEY: Ladies and gentlemen.
Once again, this is a lighter and do we ever play with fire?
CHILDREN TOGETHER: No.
You do.
CASEY: I'm using fire for scientific experiments and
demonstrations.
CHILD: And you're playing with it too.
CASEY: What I have here, in my hands, is a
chemical called methanol.
This is a highly volatile chemical.
Maybe some of you have held little hand boilers in your
hands before, that's usually this chemical that's colored
with food coloring.
And as you hold those little hand boilers in your hands,
just the heat from your hands is enough to make that
methanol boil around.
Now I'm going to put some methanol in our giant bottle
here, and just from this action that I'm doing here,
spinning it around, is enough to make this methanol vaporize
to a good degree.

Right, now watch carefully what happens,
as I light the vapors.
Whoosh.
Did you see that.
CHILD: That was cool, it was like a really fast torch.

CASEY: As it's burning inside, those air molecules are
heating up.
As the fire goes out, those air molecules are going to
slow down creating a vacuum.

And now, with our balloon sucked into our
canister like so.
I accomplish the crazy feat of putting the matchstick in and
out of the balloon three times before it deflates completely.
Thank you, thank you.

All right, I have one more experiment I would like to
perform for you all today.

Now any of you seen a certain movie about dinosaurs called
Jurassic Park?
How many of you remember that scene where the kids got
really close to the dinosaur with a long neck.
And that dinosaur blew snot all over them.

Well, when Steven Spielberg was making this movie he was
wondering how he was going to do that scene.
So he called me up and he said, Casey I'm trying to do
this scene in my new movie, Jurassic Park, where I need a
brontosaurus to blow snot all over some kids.
Can you help me out?
I said, Stevie--
we're close--
I said, Stevie, don't worry.
I got it covered.
And what I did was I invented a device like this.
Inside here is a cartridge of carbon dioxide, compressed
carbon dioxide.
And when that's released it allows dinosaur snot to be
blown everywhere.
Now, if you any electrical devices, at this point I'd
advise you to try to keep them out of the snot zone.
So are you guys ready for Jurassic snark?

Ladies and gentlemen that is our up, up and away show.
I hope you enjoyed it.
Thank you for having me here today at Google.