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Olympic discus skipping

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It's a little late for this Olympics but...

The physics of stone skipping. http://dpm.univ-lyo.../proof_ricochet.pdf
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]

Dambusters http://simscience.o...red/DamBusters.html
[po, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]

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       First we have to get the French to accept it. Without them, we have *nothing.*   

       I like it, though. It'd have to be a computerized scoring system that can actually measure independent "splip!" noises, so there's no Paul Hamm-esque controversies over scoring.
shapu, Aug 28 2004
  

       Cool link [po].   

       I like!
DesertFox, Aug 28 2004
  

       po: the Dam Busters used a barrel-shaped bomb (made a model of one once).
2 fries: why not just Olympic Stone Skipping?
DrCurry, Aug 28 2004
  

       //po// so? its still a skipping across water concept, silly. ;)   

       //2fries// cos they are flipping heavy - where's yer whimsy gone?
po, Aug 28 2004
  

       "Mommy, why is that man lopsided?"
shapu, Aug 29 2004
  

       About [po]'s link: if you ever get a chance to watch the 1954 motion picture "The Dam Busters", pay close attention to the editing and dialog of the climactic scene. It was the model for the attack on the Death Star in the original Star Wars. Some of the dialog was lifted word-for-word.
krelnik, Aug 29 2004
  

       Great movie, and an even better documentary on the "dam busters". I wish they would re-air one or the other... or both. :) [+] for the skill involved.
Bluewraith, Feb 05 2007
  
      
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