Name: Ava Brand
Myth: A penny dropped from the Empire State Building will kill you if it hits
you in the head.
Debunking the Myth: Include at least three facts with supporting details that will debunk, or disprove, your chosen myth.
- A penny only weighs about a gram, so a gram of weight traveling at a pretty slow speed it would hurt a little if it hit your head, but not near enough to kill you.
- A bullet weighs about 5 to 10 grams, and it travels out of the barrel and through the air at about 800 to 2,000 miles per hour. But, a 1 gram penny dropped from the building only hits about 100 miles per hour.
- Louis Bloomfield, a physicist at the University of Virginia said ¨It would flutter to the ground, like a leaf. If it did strike you, it would feel like being flicked in the forehead — "but not even very hard,"