Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Flip A Coin

Flip A Coin. The Hub Radio Show for Monday June 1, 2015. View the completely random playlist for 6-1-15 (CLICK HERE)

Neon Indian, Cheerleader, Trails and Ways, SSLYBY, Girlpool

Spinning a penny, in this case one with the Lincoln Memorial on the back, will land tails side up roughly 80 percent of the time. The reason: the side with Lincoln’s head on it is a bit heavier than the flip side, causing the coin’s center of mass to lie slightly toward heads. The spinning coin tends to fall toward the heavier side more often, leading to a pronounced number of extra “tails” results when it finally comes to rest.

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