MLA Citation: Bloomfield, Louis A. "Question 750"
How Everything Works 19 Jun 2018. 19 Jun 2018 <http://howeverythingworks.org/print1.php?QNum=750>.
750. Warner Brothers has been misleading children! The coyote and the anvil hit the ground at the same time!
You're exactly right. Occasionally one of those cartoons shows the coyote falling with the anvil directly above his head and the distance between them remaining constant, which is what should happen (ignoring air resistance). But more often, the coyote falls much faster than the anvil, hits the ground first, and is then pounded by the anvil. It sure would be neat to live in a cartoon—the laws of physics just wouldn't apply.

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