Indiana Jones proved just how useful a good bullwhip can be, both as a tool and as a weapon, but people are still surprised when neuropsychologist Jessica Cail tells them that one of her favorite hobbies is practicing whip-cracking. She talks about this peculiar sideline in the latest installment of the NOVA video series, Secret Life of Scientists.
The one time I asked for a whip as a souvenir from a friend traveling to Mexico… I got a dried bull penis. At least it was dried?
Here’s the video on Youtube, in case the embedded one doesn’t work for you: