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#122294 - 02/07/04 04:16 PM Steve Brodie
Date: Fri Oct 4 00:01:06 EDT 2002
brodie (BROH-dee) noun
1. A daredevil or suicidal jump.
2. A spectacular failure.
3. A sudden change in a vehicle's direction.
[After Steve Brodie, who claimed to be the first person to survive a dive from the Brooklyn Bridge in 1886.]
Should you believe Steve Brodie's claim? Here's the math:
I don't have right software, and so the math was not legible.But his terminal velocity was 68.6 mph, which to me
does not prove impossiblity if his entry was optimum.
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