Aeropalmics (ayr o palm’ iks) – n. The study of wind resistance conducted by holding a cupped hand out the car window.
Summer breeze makes you feel fine and…. makes you want to study aeropalmics. Not exactly sure when this science was first taken up, but people have been doing it for decades. Some of us merely rest our elbows on the open window, but some of us just have to see how many times the rush of speeding air against our cupped hands will rotate as we are driving down interstates or country roads. Sometimes it is a sight to see, driving behind two people on either side of the car that are studying aeropalmics. the viewer sees a car with two rotating arms from either side of the car, and it makes for a cute photo op. Most anyone whom can reach high enough to get their arm out the car window has attempted to study aeropalmics in their own fashion, because there really is no wrong way of doing it. There are never any readings taken, and this study is down purely for fun, and usually out of boredom. How many of us will be studying aeropalmics today on our commute home from work or class? Depending on where you might be, probably many.