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.
Posts From The Past
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.