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2008-11-18 14:19:30

A professor says it's possible for an object falling from the top of New York City's Empire State Building to hit the ground despite it's wedding-cake shape. New York University physics Professor David Grier, however, told a jury Monday an object -- such as stunt-parachutist Jeb Corliss -- would have to be propelled sideways, perhaps by a 10-mph gust of wind, when leaving the building's observation deck, the New York Post reported. Grier's observation is germane because New York prosecutors...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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