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What scientists do with their old balls

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  1. MixedVariety

    MixedVariety Banned

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    What scientists do with their old balls

    I thought this was pretty interesting and a bit crazy. Heh, heh ... those silly scientists!
    http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/mystery_monday_040301.html

    Actually I do find it rather interesting. I'd imagine that, for safety's sake, they don't want to drop them from any higher than 250 meters. That's pretty low, really, considering the ejecta from the impact reached so far.
     
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    If the ball did hit a person, would it crack their head open?
     
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    Indubtibly
    I mean, there's plenty of time to achieve terminal velocity
     
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    Yes . . . it is, indeed, hard to keep up with pumpkins.
     
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    now this is research i could get into
     
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    I can see how this can evolve into a professional sport: aerial bowling
     
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    "It's not clear what scientific purpose that would serve, but it sounds like fun."

    that pretty much sums it up. Is it just me or does this sound llike something dorm rats think up...hey what if we dropped this heavy thing from really far up? It amazing it took them this long.

    The only news here is that it was a girl that thought it up....not some guy who was bored...because every guy has had the random urge to drop things from great heights at some point in his life.
     
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    When I was taking a field geology course near Canon City, Colorado in college, I was part of a group of students sitting below a rather sheer rock cliff. Suddenly, a large boulder came crashing down about 30 yards from us. Looking up, we saw one of our fellow students pushing another rock toward the edge. When we asked what in the hell he was doing, he replied: "Just helping Mother Nature take these rocks toward the ocean". :wink2:
     
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    What did your mother tell you about going to state schools llad? I guess you just didnt listen.
     
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    I know what you mean, Durf. I have trouble keeping up with pumpkins all the time. *sigh* :(
     
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    the poor bowling ball... I'm out of practice tho, wonder how I'd do with a 14, hmm, better go with a 12 to start
     

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