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Don't Take My Word For It.Cached ArticleDoppler EffectLaws Of MotionMO Department of EducationMissouri DOT
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A Crash Course In Crash Physics
Usually, The Missouri Department of Transportation is happy to just be
indirectly responsible for the deaths I find for my website: pot holes, crappy intersection designs, quick fix highway repairs, too steep highway
curves, lack of median barriers, poor draining, inadequate snow/ice removal, etc. This time though, god bless them, they got on the road and
got their hands dirty, figuratively at least.
Of course, while MODOT was the instrument of Jim Dobb's death, if any
state agency is to blame its the Department of Education. Had they taught Jim the
1st and 3rd laws of motion, maybe
he wouldn't have had to perform such a deranged suicidal experiment and learn them in that millisecond between crapping himself and kissing the
So, boys and girls, here's today's lesson. Mr. Inertia-And-Seat-Belts-Are-For-Pussies decides to tailgate a state maintenance truck (yeah,
thats what I thought too, but it turns out a couple of them actually exist, go figure). The truck slows down and so does Jim's car after it is acted
upon by an outside force, namely the truck's back bumper. For, a split second, just
as Mr. Newton explained oh so many
centuries ago, Mr. Dobb's body and soon to be corpse, which was in motion, stayed in motion.
Normally, a seat belt would have retarded the retard's movement, but this time the the outside force acting on that body in motion was his
windshield. Guess who won? Well, it was a good fight, Mr. Dobb got in a few good licks and the windshield won't be going on dates any time
soon, but utimately, Jim lost ultimately.
In the next roadside cross physics lesson we will learn about
Christian Doppler and how his work applies
to the screams of people who are thrown from their cars and past you. Be sure to bring your workbooks and calculators.