A homemade sign in Devou Park shows that someone in Greater Cincinnati knows their physics.
Kelly Brown snapped a photo in the Covington park of a cardboard sign urging park-goers not to sue Devou should they hit a tree while sledding during our current stretch of winter storms. The sign's creator is unknown.
The sign reads (shared as it appears on the sign):
Warning area prone to gravity
Neuton’s Laws of Motion
1st a object won’t change it’s motion unless a force act’s on it
2nd The Force of a object is equal to it’s mass x it’s acceleration
3rd When two objects interact they apply Forces to each other of equal magnitude and opposite direction
If you ride a sled downhill and hit a tree
It’s not the parks fault
It’s not the city’s fault
It’s your fault for being STUPID
The sign refers to Newton’s Laws of Motion, which Sir Isaac Newton published in Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica in 1687.
Brown tells CityBeat that she saw the sign hanging near park's overlook area on the right side of the road.
Sledders may want to keep the sign’s advice in mind in the coming days, as more snow is on the way for the Greater Cincinnati area. As of Feb. 12, The Weather Channel predicts that the region will not see temperatures above freezing until Feb. 19.
The Weather Channel also says that Roland, the winter storm that recently blanketed Greater Cincinnati with nearly 10 inches of snow, was the area’s heaviest snowstorm in 13 years. For many, Roland was a bit of a flashback to the Blizzard of '78.
The cold temperatures didn't stop people and pets from enjoying the hell out of the snow, though, as our slideshow of wintry photos proves.