The mystery of the skipping stone


I just had my coffee/tea discussion session and some magazine reading/tea drinking afterwards…
And guess what I found… yeah right the title!? Anyway…
There is an article about stone skipping in Physics World (Volume 19 No 2 February 2006).
Another proof that the possibilities for physicists are endless…
Even though these guys were cheating by using an aluminium plate instead of a stone it’s quite impressive… In the end it all depends on angles and velocities.
Read more at physicsweb.org.
But another even more impressive thing (also mentioned in the article) is the fact that the current record for stone skipping lies at 40 bounces (Kurt Steiner, watch the video here).
Read it and beat him!

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