The Velawesomeraptor Himself (clayrobeson) wrote,
The Velawesomeraptor Himself
clayrobeson

One of the many reasons I have a mancrush on Randall Munroe

So, the theoretical maximum sledding speed in Danehy park is sqrt(20*11), or about 15 m/s. In practice, because of friction, it will be lower (interesting note: the ratio of the vertical to horizontal distance the sled travels is roughly the coefficient of friction of the sled on the snow.)

Checking with our handy table, we see that 15 m/s is faster than the fastest sprinter, about the speed of a cat or rabbit (but — critically — slightly slower than a raptor), and not near highway speed.

He speeks to my inner science geek as if I was the 8 year old boy I really am on the inside.

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