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Friday math movie: The real meaning of MPH

By Murray Bourne, 30 Mar 2012

This is quite painful to watch on several different levels.

At the time of writing, 4 million other people had agonized over (or been ghoulishly amused by) this video.

One wonders about the safety aspects of the driver who is operating the camera while also in command of a deadly missile.

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One Comment on “Friday math movie: The real meaning of MPH”

  1. Philip Petrov says:

    This actually leads us to one of the current big educational problems - people commonly use things without actually understanding how they works. We have more and more of "gadgets" and we understand their physics less and less. It's the same in class - more and more material, less and less understanding. This particular lady "knows how to use MPH" - if she's driving, then she'll keep the speed limits and etc. But she do not understand what it is. She's only a "user".

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