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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by dontoe, Oct 15, 2005.
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he diddent look to happy when they brought him in
they tried to do this on myth busters last night and couldent get it to work, i wonder if this was a fake?
still funny as hell
I made one out of a 2 liter for the kids about 10 years ago, it was cool as hell, I'll have to make another for the youngest...
good music, lol!
real or not, after shows like most extreme elimination challenge on spike tv, im just about convinced that asian people do not get hurt.
Saw them try that on MythBusters last night too with the dummy. Kari originally was going to strap herself in as well, but after the test runs with the dummy, a paramedic they had as an advisor told Kari she shouldn't do it, so she didn't. Proves that video HAD to be faked.
i dont think it proves it, i think that the dead weight of the dummy is a whole lott different than strapping a live person into it.
i call fake, i just done see the physics working out... mainly from the close view from the side towards the end...
Best i can do here quickly on the physics:
I have a 20 oz diet coke bottle and in the inner diameter of the "nozzle" is about 0.850 inches.
That gives an area of .568 sq inches. (pi*.850^2)/4
It looks to me like there are three rows of 5 bottles (best guess).
That works out to 15 bottles so the total nozzle area is 8.52 sq inches.
If they pumped those things to 20 psi, I believe they would have about 170 lbs of force. (20*8.52).
If that guy went 150 and they got 25 or 30 psi in the bottles.......
By quick math I think it's in the realm of possibility.
No Asian weighs 150, therefor your calculations are flawed
I was being conservative......
Lower his weight and raise the PSI.... he just flies farther.
The quick math was to prove it was POSSIBLE with assumptions.
that reminds me of the old question.
which weighs more?
a pound of bricks
a pound of feathers
i dont think it was real either. not saying he wouldnt have fallen off the pier, just he wouldnt have flown around randomly in the air. where is his directional stability? what kept the thrust only pushing him skyward?
Hey does anyone else think Kari is pretty damn hot. Definitely too hot for them nerds on that show. Although they do come up with some pretty awesome stuff sometimes.
Italessi's got it pretty close. even if those bottles could have enough thrust to lift the little fella, it is not balanced, actually it is extremely unbalanced. it would just send him in a front flip as he tumbled into the water, not blasting off far into the water...
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