Walking On The Moon

19May14

Sting sang, “Giant steps are what you take, walking on the moon”. He was right about that, the Moon is smaller than the earth and has much less mass so it pulls with less gravity. In fact, if you stood on the surface of the Moon, you would experience only 17% the force of gravity that you would on Earth so giant steps ARE what you’d take.

He goes on, “I hope my legs don’t break, walking on the moon”. That’s when he lets himself down. With much less gravity, when you make those giant steps, it’s a low impact activity so you’re much LESS likely to break a leg.

This kind of ignorance about the gravitational conditions on earth’s only natural satellite must be what held Sting back and why he became a musician and not an astronaut.

The irony is, that even though he’s named after the small sharp-pointed organ at the end of the abdomen of a bee, he’s no Buzz.

 

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