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Poetry: Francesco Levato

Flight Characteristics of Human Blood and Stain Patterns

In healthy adults, volume is from 4.5 to 6.0 liters;

not unlike other fluids, it will act in a predictable manner

when subjected to external forces.
            Target surface considerations: size, shape, directionality.
Falling through air from fingertip

it will be larger than a drop from hypodermic, smaller

than if from baseball bat.
            Viscosity is defined as resistance to change of form or flow.
The stain produced by freefall is a function of volume,

the texture it impacts; in order to create spatter tension must be disturbed,

surfaces ruptured.
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