Why can a bowling ball knock over a bowling pin but not a cinder block?
There are two main reasons:
- A bowling pin, at around 3 lbs. 8 oz., is much lighter than even the lightest bowling ball, while the opposite is true for a cinder block.
- In addition, the odd shape of the pin (with its small base and larger middle) brings its center of gravity up off the floor much higher than a cinder block of equal height. This makes the pin far more likely to tip over when struck.
generally yes considering the weight of the normal cinder block being 22-28 lbs. and a normal bowling ball being about 16 lbs. this will make it harder to move and stop a cinder block than a bowling ball. The only reason a cinder block would lose it's velocity is due to gravity, friction, and forces that act upon it due to Newtons 3rd law A pretty good answer Jordyrocky, however one must take into consideration…
Assuming 10-pin bowling, if you knock all the pins down in one frame with one ball (a strike), you get 10 points plus the number of pins you knock down with your next two balls. If you knock all the pins down in one frame with two balls (a spare), you get 10 points plus the number of pins you knock down with your next ball.
That's because a tsunami contains thousands of more gallons than a regular wave. Example: In a bowling lane, a bowling ball (tsunami) is heavier and it can easily knock down pins. It's fast and heavy. If you tried to knock over the pins with a bouncy ball (regular wave), not much pins would be knocked over.. Though this explains why a tsunami can do so much damage, it does not explain how it moves faster…