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Posted: 10/8/2007 9:27:33 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/8/2007 9:32:28 PM EST by Watermaker]
If you were in an elevator at the top of the building and the cable broke and it went into freefall. If you could see the bottom of the shaft coming up at you and you jumped a half second before the elevator impacted, would you be OK?

Le'me hear a your fly or no fly opinion in this response as well.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 9:28:08 PM EST
No, you would still die.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 9:28:30 PM EST
No you would become one with the elevator floor/shaft bottom.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 9:29:13 PM EST
Mythbusters did this one.

You would still die.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 9:29:30 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/8/2007 9:32:34 PM EST by EDMHUNTER]

Originally Posted By Kalahnikid:
No, you would still die.


With two broken legs.
Mythbusters tried this and busted it. ETA: Beat by 17 seconds. Drat!
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 9:30:49 PM EST

The fact that anyone has to rely on Mythbusters to figure this one out for them is pretty bad.

Link Posted: 10/8/2007 9:31:24 PM EST
How's about signing your response with a fly or no fly sig as well.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 9:31:51 PM EST

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:
The fact that anyone has to rely on Mythbusters to figure this one out for them is pretty bad.



Seriously.

I mean, I didn't need Mythbusters to tell me that diet coke and pop rocks won't make you dead. I had my wife try it first.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 9:32:10 PM EST

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:
The fact that anyone has to rely on Mythbusters to figure this one out for them is pretty bad.

That ain't no shit. Arfcom is full of lemmings.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 9:32:55 PM EST
Even if you jumped 2 secs before you hit the bottom, you're still moving 200mph downward. (well, 195 minus the jump)
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 12:30:38 AM EST
Take the stairs
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 1:50:05 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/9/2007 1:51:50 AM EST by Boom_Stick]
Unless your legs could propel you upwards faster than the fall...you'd be d-e-d dead.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 2:15:37 AM EST

Hey, "It won't fly" crowd



Huh- and I thought this was gonna be a thread on the V-22 Osprey.....

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Link Posted: 10/9/2007 2:20:10 AM EST
Of course you would survive. . .

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. . . if you are a cartoon.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 2:20:59 AM EST

Originally Posted By Mister44:

I am staying out of the airplane argument for now. I dont think it will fly - but I have the question out to a certified genius. Lets see what he says.



And my answer is, it will fly.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 2:23:07 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/9/2007 2:24:07 AM EST by prk]
Wait a minute. I thought elevators had a governor in them to limit the free-fall speed.

Anyway, how could you know exactly when to jump?
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 2:26:13 AM EST

Originally Posted By prk:
Wait a minute. I thought elevators had a governor in them to limit the free-fall speed.


Obviously this one doesn't.


Anyway, how could you know exactly when to jump?


Because the OP said you can see the bottom of the shaft.

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