Science Birthdays, October 15

Today is the birthday of Evangelista Torricelli, born in 1608, he invented the barometer. He is also known for Torricelli’s Law, punch a hole in a two litter soda bottle filled with water, what is the speed that the water will exit? According to Torricelli, the square root of 2g times the height, where g is the gravitational constant. 9.8 m/s2

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