Sunday, January 10, 2010

Cracking Trivia

The first human-made object to break the sound barrier was a whip. As the energy increases from the handle to the end of the whip, the energy is moving beyond the speed of sound at the tip. That’s why a whip makes such a loud cracking noise.

2 comments:

froggy said...

Wow! A human powered sound barrier buster - this is seriously cool!

Eduardo Guize said...

S&M people are clapping their hands now