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4. The Spit Radius or How Far are You Gonna Split to Avoid a Spit Hit!

February 4, 2011


Kids often threaten to spit on other kids with spit globs, pips or mushed up paper. How far should a kid stand back from the spitter?

Spit will travel in a parabola EXCEPT into or with the windor out the window of a traveling car………

Look at the parabola. To have the spit glob travel further the spitter should aim up in the air!!!


You’ve been warned.


The Guinness Book World Record for spitting a Watermelon Pip stands at stands 68 feet and 9 1/8 inches or 20.96m and was  set by Lee Wheells of Luling in 1989.


If you think this is all for fun, you are dead wrong mister. Watermelon spitting in Luling is serious business. There are official seed-spitting songs and yells: “Come on everybody, take a look, (insert name) gonna spit into the record book….”


Check out the next Watermelon Thump Championship at Luling, Texas on their website.


Meanwhile, you might just check out your own spitting distance at home … and use it as a spit distance safety benchmark.


Note: A mobile spit will travel further. Why?

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