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Posted: 7/2/2012 8:27:39 PM EDT
And it starts free falling and you jumped right before it crashed to the ground, would you be ok?
 
Link Posted: 7/2/2012 8:28:31 PM EDT
Try it and get back to us.
Link Posted: 7/2/2012 8:28:43 PM EDT
Nope, but if you silently fart you can make coworkers angry.
Link Posted: 7/2/2012 8:29:05 PM EDT
You would splatter all the same.
Link Posted: 7/2/2012 8:29:15 PM EDT
#3 is the correct answer
Link Posted: 7/2/2012 8:29:47 PM EDT
Treadmill?
Link Posted: 7/2/2012 8:31:22 PM EDT



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Nope, but if you silently fart you can make coworkers angry.


I bet Gary Busey's farts smell like Jolly Ranchers and fermented peanut butter.  No real reason.

 
Link Posted: 7/2/2012 8:32:41 PM EDT





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Nope, but if you silently fart you can make coworkers angry.



I bet Gary Busey's farts smell like Jolly Ranchers and fermented peanut butter mixed with cocaine, blood, and sadness.  No real reason.  



there ya go.


 
Link Posted: 7/2/2012 8:33:06 PM EDT
Are there beans or no beans in said elevator?
Is there a treadmill inside the elevator?
Is the elevator made by Glock?
Link Posted: 7/2/2012 8:33:16 PM EDT
I dont know if I would be OK, How far is the fall?

But the jump wont matter either way.

Link Posted: 7/2/2012 8:36:09 PM EDT
dumbfuck question
Link Posted: 7/2/2012 8:37:31 PM EDT
No lay on the ground and flatten yourself out as much as possible.
Link Posted: 7/2/2012 8:37:45 PM EDT
You should just jump out as it starts to fall.
Link Posted: 7/2/2012 8:38:02 PM EDT



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Nope, but if you silently fart you can make coworkers angry.


I bet Gary Busey's farts smell like Jolly Ranchers and fermented peanut butter mixed with cocaine and blood.  No real reason.  


there ya go.  


I assumed as much but I'm not thinking that would influence the smell all that much.
Link Posted: 7/2/2012 8:39:00 PM EDT
Ummm, I think you could IF you could jump high enough and fast enough AND could stay suspended LONG enough to overcome the initial stoppage (impulse).  However....you must come down and again resume further problems like COMPACTION of materials....which have become ever smaller and dwelling in YOUR space.  Hard to avoid at best.  Perhaps it would be the same as jumping from a falling aircraft JUST before impact.....?????.  Of course you must fall anyway.  Perhaps at a slower speed.  At any rate....pass me that bottle yer sipp'n.
Link Posted: 7/2/2012 8:39:40 PM EDT
You'd be fine until you landed.
 
 
Link Posted: 7/2/2012 10:52:57 PM EDT
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And it starts free falling and you jumped right before it crashed to the ground, would you be ok?  


You might be worse off by doing that. I would say lay flat on your back, pad the back of your head and neck with wadded up clothing to minimize the compression, closed head injury and spinal injury which will undoubtedly occur.

Link Posted: 7/2/2012 11:05:29 PM EDT
I don't see why not.  Same is also true in airplane crashes which is why stewardesses ask all passengers to limber up during takeoff announcements.
Link Posted: 7/2/2012 11:14:50 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/2/2012 11:39:54 PM EDT




 
Link Posted: 7/2/2012 11:43:05 PM EDT
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No lay on the ground and flatten yourself out as much as possible.

This, and during the fall you are going to be "weightless" in relation the the box you are inside of that is falling.
Link Posted: 7/2/2012 11:47:03 PM EDT
Even if you jumped right before the elevator hit, you would still have the same momentum. Your momentum doesn't magically stop if you jump. If that were true then the same situation would apply to an airplane in a nosedive. We all know how that would turn out.
Link Posted: 7/3/2012 12:38:16 AM EDT
If you could jump hard enough to overpower a fatal fall, you would kill yourself by jumping.

In other words, no. The tiny change in relative velocity your jump would make would be tiny compared to the overall velocity of an elevator in prolonged freefall.

You might manage to hit the roof momentarily before you splatter the floor, though.
Link Posted: 7/3/2012 12:40:45 AM EDT
My thought is:  If you're inside the elevator, how do you know when to jump?
Link Posted: 7/3/2012 12:41:37 AM EDT
I'd try to dead hang from the ceiling.
Link Posted: 7/3/2012 1:08:17 AM EDT
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My thought is:  If you're inside the elevator, how do you know when to jump?


You just ruined it for me
Link Posted: 7/3/2012 1:10:52 AM EDT
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My thought is:  If you're inside the elevator, how do you know when to jump?


You just ruined it for me


My apologies. To make amends, think of this. What if there were airbags in the floor that deployed right before touchdown?
Link Posted: 7/3/2012 1:12:49 AM EDT
Was there a Mythbusters marathon?





Link Posted: 7/3/2012 1:22:25 AM EDT
No.
Link Posted: 7/3/2012 1:31:55 AM EDT



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My thought is:  If you're inside the elevator, how do you know when to jump?


The thingy tells what floor you're on, duh.

 
Link Posted: 7/3/2012 1:35:29 AM EDT
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My thought is:  If you're inside the elevator, how do you know when to jump?

The thingy tells what floor you're on, duh.  


I always forget about the thingy. Too busy looking at the watchamacallit.
Link Posted: 7/3/2012 1:36:07 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/3/2012 1:37:06 AM EDT
splat.

you wil be moving just as fast as elevator and you wont be able to jump.
Link Posted: 7/3/2012 1:38:54 AM EDT
Physics, they don't teach it in school anymore, do they?
Link Posted: 7/3/2012 2:43:26 AM EDT
What do you do about  elevators that fall...up?

Traction Elevators freefall up, because the counterweight is 40% heavier than the car.  This is unless the car is heavily loaded. If you lift the brake with no power, the car will try like hell to hit the overhead, depending upon how much time it has to gain speed.
Link Posted: 7/3/2012 2:48:54 AM EDT
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dumbfuck question




It may be but I have wondered the same from time to time.

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