For Advanced-Degreed Physicists Only

Here is an example of where a typical layperson can go horribly astray when confronted with what he or she may assume to be an elementary physics problem. Au contraire!

Question: A 20-story building hangs suspended from a crane so that the bottom of the building is 10 feet directly above a 90-story building. Right next to this first 20-story building is another identical 20-story building suspended from another crane at an identical height above the ground, but with no building underneath it. Both cranes let go of their respective 20-story buildings at the same time. Which one hits the ground first?

Answer: This is actually a bit of a trick question.

Prior to 9/11/01, 100% of Advanced Physics Degree professionals would have agreed with the lesser-educated, "common sense" crowd and said that the building with nothing but air beneath it would strike the ground considerably faster than the other, which, quite honestly, could not really be expected to burrow its way through a 90-story building to reach the ground at all.

However, since 9/11/01, physicists have learned that the answer is actually "there will be no difference in the rate of descent between the two 20-story buildings. They will both strike the ground at the same time."

So you see, one must always consult one's local physics expert when questions concerning the physical universe arise. PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO WORK THROUGH ANY TYPE OF PHYSICS PROBLEMS ON YOUR OWN AT HOME—ALWAYS CONSULT A PROFESSIONAL. Only a professional knows which laws of physics are currently being applied to describe the physical universe that surrounds us. THESE PHYSICAL LAWS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Please do not assume you are up to date on the latest equations and/or theories concerning gravitation or conservation of energy and momentum.

You may now return to your regularly-scheduled life, knowing that you are safe in the good hands of the people who you expect to watch out for you and your family's best interests, since that would take too much time out of your day to do for yourself.

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You forgot one thing...

The shadow from the 20 story building, blasting its way through the 90 story building, would surely knock down another 47 story building.

The shadow of the falling 20 story building, creates a negetive pressure area around the 47 story building, causing it to implode.

This coudn't happen at night though, because moonlight has more pressure than sunlight.

Hilarious! :-)


That's hilarious! That should go on a T-shirt!

Have you ever considered to submit this on ?

Feel free to paste it

Feel free to paste it wherever you want.

Let me know if you do, as I would be interested to see responses.

"overcome cognitive dissonance shutdown reaction to 911 truth"


I've read your blog user profile's "About Me:" now:

     "I am trying to determine how to best overcome people's cognitive dissonance shutdown reaction to 9/11 truth."

Congrats! This blog entry certainly is well on target here. :-)

Very good tzo...

Thank you for that! Enjoyed it.

By the way, that crane would have no problem lifting the 90 story building, because, as Michael Shermer (and other official conspiracy supporters) have pointed out, the Twin Towers consisted of "95% air". :)


But I'm going to wait for a structural engineer to validate what the physicists say--remember--BUILDINGS are involved!


"Among the 'spider-man' skeptics are those who claim that no human can shoot web and stick to walls... They conveniently ignore the fact that he was bitten by a radioactive spider."

Daily Bugle editorial debunking the claims of spider-man deniers

Forgot this

The friction of the collapse would cause molten pools of steel to form underground.

best blog of the week

nice work, cheers!

Excuse me... do YOU have a degree in BLOGOLOGY?

Sorry YT, I just don't think your layman's opinion is worth anything.



"Among the 'spider-man' skeptics are those who claim that no human can shoot web and stick to walls... They conveniently ignore the fact that he was bitten by a radioactive spider."

Daily Bugle editorial debunking the claims of spider-man deniers

Maybe put this up on the front page as well?


"In Oceania, in the present

"In Oceania, in the present day, Science, in the old sense, has almost ceased to exist. In Newspeak there is no word for "Science." The empirical method of thought, on which all the scientific achievements of the past were founded, is opposed to the most fundamental principles of Ingsoc...In all the useful arts the world is either standing still or going backwards." (p. 171)

"They could be made to accept the most flagrant violations of reality, because they never fully grasped the enormity of what was demanded of them, and were not sufficiently interested in public events to notice what was happening. By lack of understanding they remained sane. They simply swallowed everything..." (p. 138)

George Orwell, 1984

Nice Post!

Ya know, I'd even broaden your argument to say that plain old rational thought is a pretty scarce thing these days. It takes just a little information and curiosity and it becomes *obvious* that 9/11 was an inside job. You don't even have to be a rocket scientist.