A Gnome in Danger!

British teenager Kyle Smith has been charged with reckless behavior for placing a gnome on the edge of a shop roof. Firefighters had to come and rescue the gnome. For some reason the firefighters were more concerned about the safety of the people below than about the gnome. I wonder if anyone has ever been killed by a falling gnome?


Posted on Fri Mar 13, 2009


I do know a person who was once struck by falling rocs...
Posted by Vitajex  on  Fri Mar 13, 2009  at  11:48 AM
Impact force of a falling gnome = Mass of gnome in kilos times (( Height fallen in metres times 9.81)squared ) in Kgs IIRC.

An dit takes about 0.5Kg to break the skin and three times that to break a bone. Far worse than a falling penny off the Empire State I suspect.
Posted by D F Stuckey  on  Fri Mar 13, 2009  at  08:39 PM
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