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Old 27-02-2007, 12:40 PM   #1
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Not just an old wives tale?

The picture is of 2 identical spheres dropping into water, except each has received a different surface treatment.

The 1 on the left hardly distubs the water, yet the 1 on the right creates a significant splash.
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Old 27-02-2007, 12:44 PM   #2
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The picture is of 2 identical spheres dropping into water, except each has received a different surface treatment.

The 1 on the left hardly distubs the water, yet the 1 on the right creates a significant splash.

Does this mean I shouldn't get my gearbox polished..........
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Old 27-02-2007, 12:53 PM   #3
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Or does it mean you should.
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