The Big Apple Should Fall Faster than the Small Apple

Let us test your hypothesis. Please hold the two apples up high and drop them simultaneously.

[Thud! They both hit the ground at the same time.]

Great galloping caterpillars, that’s not what we expected, was it? Perhaps you dropped them wrong. Try that experiment again.

[Again, the apples hit the ground at the same time.]

Well, well, well, that’s certainly a surprise, isn’t it? The earth pulls on them differently, yet they go the same speed. What do you make of that?

It’s a mystery to me.

It’s not the weight; it’s the fact that they’re apples. All apples must fall at the same rate, regardless of the earth’s pull.