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#1 Dubbelosix

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 09:00 AM

Being a smoker, I have often realize how the cloud of smoke tends to form like strings and continue to do so for some time as they wrap around in complex structures. The stringy-like appearance reminded me of the filaments and how spooky alignment of those filaments have been observed.

 

Does anyone know where I can get the physics... on cigarette smoke?



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Posted 04 February 2019 - 11:17 AM

Being a smoker, I have often realize how the cloud of smoke tends to form like strings and continue to do so for some time as they wrap around in complex structures. The stringy-like appearance reminded me of the filaments and how spooky alignment of those filaments have been observed.

 

Does anyone know where I can get the physics... on cigarette smoke?

 

LMGTFY I have not read this pdf other than a glance https://arxiv.org/pdf/1801.05509.pdf the answer might lie in fluid dynamics. But speaking from experience if a none smoker is in the room, smoke always goes towards the none smoker :( who is not interested in the shapes the smoker can blow his smoke rings in.



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Posted 04 February 2019 - 12:32 PM

 But speaking from experience if a none smoker is in the room, smoke always goes towards the none smoker :( who is not interested in the shapes the smoker can blow his smoke rings in.

 

 

Kinda like tornadoes always seem to single out trailer parks to touch down on, eh?  It's one of God's laws of nature, I figure.