Date: Fri Oct 4 00:01:06 EDT 2002
Subject: A.Word.A.Day--brodie
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.