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Thread #85953 Message #1595930
Posted By: Nigel Parsons
02-Nov-05 - 02:54 PM
Thread Name: Origins: The Devil's NINE Questions
Subject: RE: Origins: The Devil's NINE Questions
"Airspeed of an unladen swallow"?
I don't know, but a fully laden swallow demolishes a pint of liquid quite swiftly
Presumably the speed for an unladen swallow should be the same as the speed for its opposite, a cough.
I know a sneeze can be 60 mph, but I don't remember a similar figure for a cough
(Tongue firmly in cheek!)