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Science of Guinness

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  1. E_SolSi

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    Very interesting.

    But as a scientifically inclined friend of mine always says, "All we really know about science is that objects fall at 9.8m/sec. Combined that with the knowledge that you never attack Russia in the winter, and you'll be going places."
     
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    And even then, most people think that the distance objects cover is 9.8 meters every second.

    In actuality, a sky diver in the freefall position moves towards the ground at a speed of about 54 m/s, but he accelerated to that velocity at a rate of 9.8 m/s^2


    *the more you know*
     
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    sometimes i wish i had done HS later in life, that sort of stuff would actually interest me now
    physics was great at the time, for the experiments, not for what you learned
     
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    Really?! I roll with a skewed crew of friends then...
     
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    Remind me what you do for a living again......

    I think your friends might all actually be rocket scientists.....
     
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    Nah, but they all do understand physics. :)
     
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    The same guy from my above post would actually make a really great teacher. He can explain concepts in physics so well that the majority of a room full of drunks and stoners understand it.
     
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    And you stop accelerating because of the force pushing back on you from the atmosphere.
     
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    Terminal velocity. For the normal freefall position, it's about 122 mph for a human. But you can go faster by going into a nose dive. Felix Baumgartner frigging went 834 mph.
     
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    Where he was going 834mph the atmosphere was a lot less dense. He slowed down as he entered into the troposphere.
     
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    True. I actually never even watched it. But it's not uncommon for skydivers to hit nearly 300 mph in a nose dive.
     
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