Question by  jthen (28)

What will happen if I drop a bowling ball off of a building at the same time as a feather?


Answer by  Alisha (224)

The feather will obviously catch the air and take a long time to float down to the ground. Bowling balls would not be subject to wind forces as much so they would fall faster. But in a theoretical vacuum, weight wouldn't matter and both objects would fall at the same time.


Answer by  mankygoat (9)

You will get at least two lawsuits ... lol ... seriously speaking, the bowling ball will reach the ground long before the feather, which will float slowly down because of atmospheric disturbances.


Answer by  John (9008)

Gravity is a constant. If you dropped them in a vacuum, they would land at the same time, although the bowling ball with hit with more force. In the real world, however, we have air. A feather is likely to float, while a bowling ball is aerodynamic. Thus, the bowling ball will land first.

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