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This Tower Exists Solely for Dropping Things

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The 475-foot "drop tower" in Bremen, Germany, is not a rocket disguised as a building, but a giant hollow tube used for experimentally dropping things-letting go of objects, watching them plummet toward the ground, and using those nearly 10 seconds of free-fall as a way to study the effects of weightlessness.

Fear not that scientists simply drop lead weights or billiard balls. No-they are much more interesting than that. They also drop fish.

http://www.gizmodo.i...ow/23376823.cms

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Thanks for all the fish! (I'm not gonna say I'm sorry for that one... it's obvious really;) )

But it is a cool looking building though. And I could think of other things in which to drop from such a height.

Thanks for the article!! :tu:

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