Can A Penny Kill You? – Pay For Not Using Your Phone – What Size House Do You Need? – Lending Money

Financial wake-up call Can a Penny Dropped From a Building Kill a Pedestrian Below? It’s an urban legend. A penny isn’t aerodynamically stable and they catch a lot of wind so they flutter down to the ground. To prove it, University of Virginia physics professor Louis Bloomfield made a balloon that releases pennies and tried to catch one — he failed to actually catch one, but did get hit by several including one on the chin (I sure wish I could have seen a video of that 😉 )

Verizon Charging Customers For Not Making Calls: This doesn’t surprise me since credit cards have been doing it for awhile – charging customers a fee for not using the credit card — and it seems the phone companies are beginning to do the same thing.

How Many Square Feet Should A Home Have? Interesting that many of us complain about the lack of space we have, yet the average house square footage has increased 66% since 1970 while the size of the family living in the house has decreased by 27% during that time.

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Lending Money To Friends: when it comes to lending money to others I have a very simple policy that has served me very well over the years. I only lend money if I never expect to get it back. This ensures that friendships and relationships don’t sour over the repayment of the money and if I do get the money back, it’s a pleasant surprise. And while I know that it doesn’t happen often, sometimes lending money to friends can have huge rewards.

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3 Responses to Can A Penny Kill You? – Pay For Not Using Your Phone – What Size House Do You Need? – Lending Money

  1. ben says:

    I don’t think that I would want to be the test subjects for any experiment where you drop things from high places and you try to catch them. It just doesn’t sound like a fun thing to do if you miss the object.

  2. Joey says:

    Mythbusters already tackled this. They were able to prove that a penny dropped from the top of a skyscraper does not have enough velocity to even break the skin.

  3. Nordberg says:

    Maybe you should throw your iPhone

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