How Strong?

by Sherry Riter in Different


How many times have you wondered how strong those cement barriers are, that you see in front of military base entrances? (Are all barriers created equal?)

This was sent by someone who works for the Army Corp of Engineers:
From time to time someone asks me what the concrete barriers are in front of controlled and secure buildings. When I tell them that the barriers will stop traffic, even trucks, from approaching the secure building I usually get a look of disbelief.

Truck = 65,000 lbs. ~ Speed = 50 mph ~ Kinetic Energy = 5.5
MILLION ft. lbs. ~ Stopped in…_____ watch clip.

THAT’S strong!

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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

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1 mom2three February 18, 2010 at 9:50 pm

ummm ya Id say that is pretty stong there! Wow!


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