Nov 17, 2011
By Zach Kanin, in the New Yorkerβ¦
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Category: Cute, Tech
Those poor kids in the middle; they won’t be able to swing at all!
It won’t work quite right. The kids aren’t touching, so each one would swing a bit before hitting the next kid, and some momentum would be lost. Cartoonists should just leave physics to the physicists (unless you’re Randall Munroe).
I love this!!! Printed it for my physicist dad, who will enjoy it even if it isn’t “correct.” :) This is exactly the kind of thing he did with us when we were little…. you’ve made my day in a warm and fuzzy kind of way!
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