You think you had a bad day?

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

5 comments:

Skookumchuk said...

You know, for something coming in at several hundred km/h (or so I'm reading), that doesn't seem like that much damage. It was, you see, built Chevy tough.

Seneca the Younger said...

Well, it pretty much poked a whole all the way through the car --- whaddya want?

Skookumchuk said...

Oh, I know. But once, when I worked as a crane operator, the guy who did the job before me (and who quit / got fired) managed to drop a 10 ton block of granite about two feet on a flatbed truck, blew out all the tires, drove the rims in to the asphalt, and collapsed the landing gear. From perhaps two feet. And this thing was coming in from space.

Seneca the Younger said...

Yeah, but you ever look at, say, bullets going through glass? The fast ones leave the smallest holes: the material they hit can't get out of the way enough to propagate energy to the sides.

Skookumchuk said...

Hmmm...