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Old 03-15-2020, 09:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Found this article while researching another project. Just thought I would share.


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Old 03-15-2020, 12:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Funny after testing such promising shapes, MG introduced the MGB in 1962 with pretty much traditional lines with nary a raindrop in sight. I owned an MGB made in 1976 with the same lines. A great little car, but no raindrops still.

About Stirling Moss: I remember watching him drive with a classic straight-arms-to-the-steering wheel stance. I marvel today seeing NASCAR drivers with their elbows-in-the-lap approach to steering. That's progress for you.
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https://pmm.nasa.gov/education/videos/anatomy-raindrop
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Contrary to popular belief, raindrops are not tear shaped and are actually shaped like the top of a hamburger bun, round on the top and flat on the bottom. This new video from GPM explains why.
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I'm amazed that this has never come up before in the forum.

News to me.

Now just where did the teardrop shape come from, tears?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drop_(liquid)

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The classic shape associated with a drop (with a pointy end in its upper side) comes from the observation of a droplet clinging to a surface. The shape of a drop falling through a gas is actually more or less spherical for drops less than 2 mm in diameter.[9] Larger drops tend to be flatter on the bottom part due to the pressure of the gas they move through.[10] As a result, as drops get larger, a concave depression forms which leads to the eventual breakup of the drop.

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