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quotation: Nathaniel Hawthorne

Great men need to be lifted upon the shoulders of the whole world, in order to conceive their great ideas or perform their great deeds. That is, there must be an atmosphere of greatness round about them. A hero cannot be a hero unless in a heroic world.Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) Discuss


Physics Study Finds Fatal Flaw in Batman’s Cape

A group of physics students from the University of Leicester dealt a crushing blow to Batman fans around the globe with their assertion that although the caped-crusader would be able to glide from tall buildings, the impact of landing would probably kill him. The students based their calculations on the cape worn by the crime-fighter in the 2005 film Batman Begins. Their paper, titled “Trajectory of a falling Batman,” notes that if Batman were to leap from the top of a 492-ft- (150-m-) tall building, his cape’s 15-ft (4.7-m) wingspan would support a 1,148-ft (350-m) glide, but he would end up hitting the ground at a likely fatal 50 mph (80.5 km/h). More… Discuss