Beach houses in Mexico are constructed of concrete and tile. Even, the ceilings are concrete. This means they are very sturdy and very, very hard. If you want to test how resilient something is, you can throw it against any part of a beach house and have your answer immediately.
The other night, I took my two glass snack bowls downstairs to the kitchen, but did not turn on the stairwell light because I have been up and down these stairs so many times, I could do it in my sleep. My bowls and I made it to the bottom and ended up in a decidedly abnormal configuration on the floor (me), and scattered from the front door to the terrazzo doors (the bowls). This impromptu action generated a very loud noise (from the bowls hitting the floor – from me, there was more of the pathetic, guttural sound of someone trying to breathe again).