viernes, 18 de noviembre de 2011

The physics of high heels

Learn what high heel shoes have to do with the laws of physics. Also, what makes one high-heel shoe more comfortable than another.

Debbie Berebichez tells us all about it in this video.

Self-study activity:
Watch the video and say whether the statements below are true or false.

1 Newton and Manolo Blahnicks have something in common.
2 You cannot buy a pair of Manolo Blahnicks for less than $1,000.
3 An elephant applies less pressure to the ground than a woman wearing high heels.
4 It’s not unusual that women who wear stiletto heels lose their balance.
5 A woman wearing a seven-inch stiletto heel is more likely to lose her balance.

You can read the transcript here.

1T 2F 3T 4T 5T