So, I was taking the trash out yesterday evening, and I noticed that when I violently swung open the trash bin lid, it was a breeze. (See what I did there?) But when I went to close it, I was met with some difficulty. It got me thinking about the science behind it, and so I thought I’d dedicate a post to my findings. But don’t worry; this will not be simply textbook-speak. Of course I am going to include diagrams. CRUDE diagrams, which I drew myself, on an app called Drawing Desk. Who doesn’t love amateur drawing hour?
There’s one in every crowd.
Okay, kids, today’s lesson is essentially going to be about circles.
On the other hand, a convex shape is more aerodynamic because:
Pretty fascinating, huh?
The circumstances are similar if you try to swim along or against the current. In that case, though, the term is hydrodynamic, because water. The prefix aero- refers to air/wind, while the prefix hydro- refers to water. Everything comes back to language.
It’s highly likely that most of you already knew all of this. But maybe there is a microscopic percentage of readers who are in third grade, in which case you are welcome. When ABC Mouse decides to feature this life-altering lesson of mine, I will elect to receive a stipend via PayPal.
If you feel your time was wasted by reading this, don’t leave just yet. Please enjoy this picture of a cat who doesn’t know what is going on.
Please feel free to tune in next week when we will discuss the delicious crustacean that is the soft-shelled crab.
I want to end this post by saying that I’m in the process of moving. Though I try to post every day or every other, that may not be feasible until the end of next week, when I should be settled in.
Look at all that crap. That’s not even the bulk of it. The good news, though, is that I am painting my new bedroom later on today. I wonder what color, you may be thinking. To that, I say this:
Bedford Brown. It is like mauve.
Have a happy Friday.