Mountains are, on the face of it, pretty simple, right? They start out wide and massive and end up in a tiny spike way at the top. Intuition would have it that this means that mountains are smaller at the top than at the bottom, because hey, there’s all this landmass down there and just the tiny top at the … top, right?
Easy proof: mountains are bigger near the top
MinutePhysics, always ready to cry “science!” and let slip the dogs of mathematics, (kind of like calculators with legs) are here to turn your world upside-down. In a way.
Isn’t it just the greatest when someone bulldozes your preconceptions with a healthy dose of structured thinking?