Are you there, America? It’s me: Kellyanne. So, a little background:
In 1687, English mathematician Sir Isaac Newton published Principia, which hypothesizes the inverse-square law of universal gravitation. In his own words, “I deduced that the forces which keep the planets in their orbs must [be] reciprocally as the squares of their distances from the centers about which they revolve: and thereby compared the force requisite to keep the Moon in her Orb with the force of gravity at the surface of the Earth; and found them answer pretty nearly.”
Although Newton’s theory has been superseded by the Einstein’s general relativity, most modern non-relativistic gravitational calculations are still made using Newton’s theory because it is simpler to work with and it gives sufficiently accurate results for most applications involving sufficiently small masses, speeds and energies.
Anyway, all those big words notwithstanding, I took a running leap off the Empire State Building and while you might expect (and hope) that I plummeted to my death, I actually flew for a while and then landed gently in the middle of the Rambles in Central Park.
Pretty wild, right?
Hugs and Kisses!