Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas - My Gift to You!

Merry Christmas everyone! I present to you my present to you. (heh!) A physics lesson. Oh joy! Force = Mass x Acceleration, or in laymans terms the law of tonnage. The heavier they are, the harder they are to stop.

3,500lb Audi slides slowly into parked car, there is a bit of jostling. 35,000lb snow plow slides slowly into parked car, there is a whole bunch of jostling.

Here is an extreme case... Prolly the same speed, but the mass is way higher!

Skip to around 4:23 for the meat of the damage. As far as I can tell nobody was hurt. More here...

Again, Merry Christmas, I hope you are enjoying family and friends today.


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