Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Disclaimer: Please, people, we don't recommend actually throwing any babies, or scalding hot cups of coffee for that matter. This could be a job for the professional baristas, only.
"See that's the physics we're talking about. What happened there is it came in like, woosh," says Eamonn Cottrell after a particularly risky toss from the grassy knoll overlooking the parking lot behind Fondren Cups.
"Yes, physics!" says fellow coffee-tosser Michael Bell, like, woosh."
All kidding aside, Isaac Newtonwith his theories governing the laws of mechanical physicswould be grinning in his grave at the sight of such antics. He, too, was known to pull an extreme stunt in the name of discovery, from poking a bodkin (a small dagger) through his eye socket, to staring with one eyeball into the sun's retina-burning rays for as long as he could muster. Newton sort of makes playing catch with a polystyrene cup of boiling hot coffee look like child's play.
While the hurling of medium-roasted joe through space-time may not qualify as grounds for an addendum to Sir Isaac's "Principia," we think these fiercely inventive sportsmen deserve a nod for their experimentation anyway.
"There is, to our knowledge, no other knowledge," Cottrell states confidently. "Hmmm of the (documented) coffee toss, that is."
*These are very loose mathematical calculations of the rate of frequency. In other words, don't quote us on these numbers.
More coffee tossing tips and tricks at http://youtube.com/fnashow.