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Jumping Off a Building With Bubble Wrap



The question is, I hope, theoretical: if you were to leap out the sixth-story window of a building, how much bubble wrap would be required to ensure your survival? Rhett Allain tackled the problem with graphs, math, physics, and experiments. You should be aware that he used the British idea that the first floor is the one above the ground floor, which we Americans would call the second floor. The answer is ....at the Wired science blog Dot.Physics. Link

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When I was attending a boarding school, people were always telling this old urban legend of the guy who was thrown out of the window between matresses attached by belts.
Good story.
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