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Fly in a car accident

  1. Mar 1, 2006 #1
    Would a fly travelling in a car that hits a brick wall be killed?

    Windows closed, fly around the middle of the car.. aircon off :P

    Im thinking that the fly would lose enough momentum before it hits the front window or dashboard to survive..

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  3. Mar 1, 2006 #2
    i dunno, i mean flys are pretty pudgy (dense)
    if it was a butterfly maybe
  4. Mar 1, 2006 #3
    They generally do not like to die :(

    I doubt they would die....

    EDIT: It depends on the speed of the car and the mass of the bug I suppose.
  5. Mar 1, 2006 #4
    well, i think it depends on which part of the body hits the wall first and the speed of the car before collision because mometum is the product of speed and mass of the object and i don't think flying in a car will reduce much velocity by the friction of air and body.
  6. Mar 1, 2006 #5


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    There are way to many unknowns to even consider the question.
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