Type Essay
Date 1979-04
Tags comedy

Static Gravity

A joke article about 'static gravity', by analogy with 'static electricity', a force that collects on moving objects and lightens them. Not very funny, really, though I like this:

For example, a running man takes on static gravity, enabling him to feel "lighter," and so his body works more efficiently than that of a man who is merely walking. (This explains why a running man actually travels faster than a walking man, and why both men move faster than one who is standing still.)

Name Role
Christopher Priest Author


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