Physics teacher on a Mountain

I was at the top of a hill with the Atlantic Ocean behind me, waves crashing against the rocks 117m below me.

A quick calculation said that if i dropped a stone and threw one horizontally, they would both hit the waves below about 3 seconds later so I thought I'd give it a go.

The one that flew sideways narrowly avoided a seagull and the one that went straight down knocked out a pirate 117m below me at the same time.

I calculate I will fall off the end of the plank in about 10 seconds.

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