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(Telegraph)   Woman leaps off cliff to catch feather, promptly disproves Galileo   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line
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2009-02-23 04:00:43 PM  
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2009-02-23 04:07:25 PM  
Take that, heliocentrism!
 
2009-02-23 04:09:00 PM  
As it wasn't in a vacuum Galileo's rules still hold up, also she proved Darwin's law, maybe Murphy's law as well. Any others?
 
2009-02-23 04:10:07 PM  

Slaxl: As it wasn't in a vacuum Galileo's rules still hold up, also she proved Darwin's law, maybe Murphy's law as well. Any others?


Law of Unintended Consequences has been popular lately.

/Hitler.
 
2009-02-23 04:13:34 PM  

Slaxl: As it wasn't in a vacuum Galileo's rules still hold up, also she proved Darwin's law, maybe Murphy's law as well. Any others?


The law of conservation of energy, I'd imagine.
 
2009-02-23 04:13:43 PM  

Slaxl: As it wasn't in a vacuum Galileo's rules still hold up, also she proved Darwin's law, maybe Murphy's law as well. Any others?


You know who else shocked Devonshire?

/Godwin's law
 
2009-02-23 04:17:01 PM  
Silly woman, Devonshire is famous for its people-hunting death feathers.
 
2009-02-23 04:20:42 PM  

Slaxl: As it wasn't in a vacuum Galileo's rules still hold up, also she proved Darwin's law, maybe Murphy's law as well. Any others?


It was a woman. If she had been holding a vacuum she would have fallen at the same rate.
 
2009-02-23 05:24:44 PM  
Alright, where in the article does it even say that the feather hit the ground at a different time?

I can't believe they would leave that information out.
 
2009-02-23 05:44:22 PM  
So...did she catch the feather?
 
2009-02-23 05:50:37 PM  

Slaxl: As it wasn't in a vacuum Galileo's rules still hold up, also she proved Darwin's law, maybe Murphy's law as well. Any others?


I'm going to go with Newton.
 
2009-02-23 05:52:09 PM  

ninjakirby:
Law of Unintended Consequences has been popular lately.


What does Henry Bowman have to do with this?
 
2009-02-23 05:54:53 PM  
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I WIN! I WIN!

You can get the next one, Darwin... this one was made for me.
 
2009-02-23 06:36:13 PM  
Icarus approves.
 
2009-02-23 06:37:27 PM  
But does she weigh the same as a duck?
 
2009-02-23 06:37:33 PM  
Slaxl: As it wasn't in a vacuum Galileo's rules still hold up, also she proved Darwin's law, maybe Murphy's law as well. Any others?

Don't forget Newton
 
2009-02-23 06:37:34 PM  
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/best image I could find :-/
 
2009-02-23 06:38:34 PM  
Was she Irish?
 
2009-02-23 06:38:56 PM  

I_Love_Verdi: Slaxl: As it wasn't in a vacuum Galileo's rules still hold up, also she proved Darwin's law, maybe Murphy's law as well. Any others?

I'm going to go with Newton.


teehee
 
2009-02-23 06:41:16 PM  
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2009-02-23 06:41:19 PM  
I really find the method by which UK websites report news to be really irritating and redundant. They say the same thing three times in a row.

A spokesman for me says "The method by which UK websites report news is redundant. Often the same thing is repeated twice, or even thrice."

My brother said "UK websites are redundant. I was reading this article and it said the same thing three times in a row."

Another friend of mine added "It was like I read the same thing again and again and again. I found it irritating."
 
2009-02-23 06:41:28 PM  

Slaxl: As it wasn't in a vacuum Galileo's rules still hold up, also she proved Darwin's law, maybe Murphy's law as well. Any others?


The Law of Inaccurate Fark Headlines?

/drtfa
 
2009-02-23 06:41:29 PM  
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wanted for questioning.
 
2009-02-23 06:41:31 PM  
At least Forrest Gump had the common sense not to chase after that feather.
 
2009-02-23 06:42:08 PM  

theknuckler_33: wanted for questioning.



Two farking seconds....ARRRGGHHHHH.
 
2009-02-23 06:42:15 PM  
There is no dumb luck in a feather.
So here's a picture of a dumb fark in leather.


[image from aclevercookie.com too old to be available]
 
2009-02-23 06:43:06 PM  
Anyone else wondering if maybe he helped her over?
 
2009-02-23 06:43:11 PM  
But she did prove Newton was a smart sumbiatch anyway.
 
2009-02-23 06:43:24 PM  
light as a feather, stiff as a board well maybe just stiff
 
2009-02-23 06:44:55 PM  
Love the graphic to the right of the story.

telegraph.co.uk

/So hot, it's cold.
 
2009-02-23 06:45:44 PM  
Her last words as she went over the cliff:

"Oh brother!"
 
2009-02-23 06:46:16 PM  

queezyweezel: Slaxl: As it wasn't in a vacuum Galileo's rules still hold up, also she proved Darwin's law, maybe Murphy's law as well. Any others?

It was a woman. If she had been holding a vacuum she would have fallen at the same rate.


You're in the wrong thread. Sexism is that way!
 
2009-02-23 06:47:48 PM  
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"Unheeded warnings, I thought I thought of everything."
 
2009-02-23 06:48:36 PM  
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2009-02-23 06:49:56 PM  

Aeonite: I really find the method by which UK websites report news to be really irritating and redundant. They say the same thing three times in a row.

A spokesman for me says "The method by which UK websites report news is redundant. Often the same thing is repeated twice, or even thrice."

My brother said "UK websites are redundant. I was reading this article and it said the same thing three times in a row."

Another friend of mine added "It was like I read the same thing again and again and again. I found it irritating."


It can be irritating, but it's done out of supposed journalistic integrity - to prevent tabloid journalism they always write the story, then quote the sources to prove they aren't making shiat up, which the mail and sun do regularly

that and they need to fill inches with a story about a woman who chased a feather off a cliff

personally I would've filled it with references to Galileo, Darwin and Newton

/leaving satisfied
 
2009-02-23 06:50:28 PM  

vossiewulf: Silly woman, Devonshire is famous for its people-hunting death feathers.


I lol'd, and a good name for a band too
 
2009-02-23 06:50:40 PM  
I_Love_Verdi: Slaxl: As it wasn't in a vacuum Galileo's rules still hold up, also she proved Darwin's law, maybe Murphy's law as well. Any others?

I'm going to go with Newton.



What's the law that says falling toast will most likely fall on the side you've put the spread on? Or something like that...So..

I wonder if she fell on her front or on her back.
 
2009-02-23 06:51:04 PM  
FREE

FREE FALLIN'
 
2009-02-23 06:51:48 PM  

Geologist: ninjakirby:
Law of Unintended Consequences has been popular lately.


What does Henry Bowman have to do with this?


It was actually a very clever political assassination. See how well it worked? No one suspects a thing and the woman looks like an idiot for falling off a cliff in hot pursuit of a feather.
 
2009-02-23 06:52:54 PM  
Did she skip the class covering how to land?

Or she just forgot to forget about gravity?
Should have read this first...
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2009-02-23 06:53:10 PM  

Freak Flag Fly: "Unheeded warnings, I thought I thought of everything."


word. I love that cd.
 
2009-02-23 06:55:01 PM  

jynxyu: Did she skip the class covering how to land?

Or she just forgot to forget about gravity?
Should have read this first...


That's the FIRST thing I thought of. At least she didn't run into a small and extremely disreputable cocktail party on the way down.
 
2009-02-23 06:55:18 PM  

Kanemano: light as a feather, stiff as a board well maybe just stiff


Don't be a pervert. She's dead.
/heh.
 
2009-02-23 06:56:46 PM  
FTA: More on ...

That wasn't too nice.
 
2009-02-23 06:58:20 PM  
DID SHE GET THE FEATHER OR NOT?
 
2009-02-23 06:58:38 PM  
Any bets on how long it will take England to ban hiking now because it's unsafe?
 
2009-02-23 06:59:28 PM  
Now there's a feather in her (skull)cap.
 
2009-02-23 07:00:53 PM  
It's times like this you just lie and say you were trying to commit suicide.
 
2009-02-23 07:01:21 PM  
queezyweezel: It was a woman. If she had been holding a vacuum she would have fallen at the same rate.

If she was holding a sammich someone would have caught her.
 
2009-02-23 07:02:09 PM  
Tank, load the jump program!
 
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