Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Random Trivia Tidbit - Radio Waves vs Sound Waves

My Mom's a big ole trivia geek too...


She just sent this my way:

Because radio waves travel at 186,000 miles per second and
sound waves saunter at 700 miles per hour, a broadcast voice
can be heard sooner 13,000 miles away than it can be heard
at the back of the room in which it originated.

Neat!

4 comments:

  1. Am not a geek!

    Well, maybe just a little.

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  2. But if you read lips, you'd still get it faster.

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  3. DAMN YOU SPEED OF LIGHT!!!
    [wags fist at "speed of light"]

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