Posted by Elliot Bougis | Dec 27, 2016
The faster he falls, the harder he hits.
I thought about trying to impress you with a Latin phrase I read once, but it didn’t seem right for me to Google it just to sound smart.
So here’s the gist:
The farther down the drain water gets, the faster it spins. And the faster the water spins, the faster debris in the water spins, too.
And the faster all of it spins, the more out of control and deadly it becomes for anyone nearby.
That’s how Chernobyl (literally) spun out of control, and it’s how most NASCAR crashes happen: a tiny little error gets exposed at insanely high speeds, and anybody nearby better run for cover or say their last prayers.
Last night, for example, I was reading from book about a pioneer family in northern Canada about a hundred years…
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