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Understanding Physics Fail

  1. Dec 9, 2011 #1

    russ_watters

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    Momentum Win!

    http://failblog.org/2011/05/04/epic-fail-video-understanding-physics-fail/ [Broken]

    ....or why not joining PF is hazardous to your health.
     
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  3. Dec 9, 2011 #2

    Drakkith

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    My buddy and I did something similar as kids. Except it involved him dropping and taking out my knees and me flipping once or twice to the ground.
     
  4. Dec 10, 2011 #3

    Pengwuino

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    I was bored and did the calculation. Assuming the guy weighs about twice as much as she does and they hit at the same speed, she flew off at around 66% faster than her original speed. GIGGLE.
     
  5. Dec 10, 2011 #4
    It would be funny except she slammed her head and was knocked unconscious. That's serious.
     
  6. Dec 10, 2011 #5

    Pengwuino

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    No, still funny.
     
  7. Dec 10, 2011 #6
    Not funny.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concussion
     
  8. Dec 10, 2011 #7

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  9. Dec 10, 2011 #8
    Comedy is when you fall on your head, get a concussion and knock yourself out. Tragedy is when I stub my toe.
     
  10. Dec 10, 2011 #9

    russ_watters

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    No, I'm sure all the air in it made for a soft bounce.
     
  11. Dec 10, 2011 #10

    russ_watters

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    Wait, you did the momentum calculation and THEN giggled? Momentum calculations are never funny.
     
  12. Dec 10, 2011 #11

    BobG

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    Surely, this one should be possible, at least (not to mention, a lot less dangerous).


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxLxKIZCvwc
     
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  13. Dec 10, 2011 #12

    Pengwuino

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    I giggled like a pro.
     
  14. Dec 10, 2011 #13
    My momentum calculations always made my professors giggle.
     
  15. Dec 10, 2011 #14
    It would have been funnier if she had landed on her ovaries, so she couldn't reproduce. Why would she think that's a good idea?
     
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