what if earth stopped rotating?. .. Unless you're at the poles
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#40 - spacehawk (05/14/2014) [-]
But would people in airplanes survive?
#97 to #40 - jaked ONLINE (05/14/2014) [-]
Maybe. If you stopped the atmosphere as well then at least some planes would be flying forward still (specifically fighter planes), but most passenger planes would end up flying sideways, too fast or backwards, causing them to be ripped apart. If you didn't stop the atmosphere it would generate insane winds, the effect of which I'm not fully certain of, but they would probably knock planes out of the sky, though it isn't inconceivable that a few could survive. That said, they would all die very soon after due to the myriad negative effects stopping the planet like that would have read: huge tectonic destabilization, tidal waves/tsunamis, and half the earth boiling while the other half freezes. Just to name a few.

sciencexplain feel free to correct me and elaborate if you like.
User avatar #98 to #97 - sciencexplain (05/14/2014) [-]
Atmosphere remaining the same, planes would be launched forward if in the right direction and then regulate. Facing the other way, the immense pressure would crush them nose first and they would probably explode. Tell me though, if the atmosphere was stopped, then wouldn't the o-zone layer be defective? The answer is yes. Then, things would slowly rise and be pulled upwards, hurtling into space at about 300mph.
User avatar #148 to #98 - spacehawk (05/14/2014) [-]
Why would people rise? What does that have to do with the ozone layer?
User avatar #256 to #148 - sciencexplain (05/15/2014) [-]
Right, basically what I'm saying wouldn't happen, but it's an expression of logic. No o-zone layer means we have no atmosphere. With no atmosphere, when we go into the air there is no gravitational pull from us to the Earth. Therefore, when we are up and it stops, we propel forward with the continuing speed we had before but as we are going forward, gravity cannot act like normal. Think of the moon. Hardly any gravity exists on the moon because it doesn't have an atmosphere like we do. Gravity lacks strength with no atmosphere, so we cannot be pulled down by gravity. We would possibly fly off, but there is still wind resistance existent without an atmosphere.
User avatar #271 to #256 - spacehawk (05/16/2014) [-]
OK, i'm gonna have to stop you now. Gravity is a product of mass and has nothing to do with atmosphere. The Moon's gravity is so weak because the Moon is much less massive than the Earth, not because it doesn't have an atmosphere.
User avatar #272 to #271 - sciencexplain (05/17/2014) [-]
Oops, my bad. I was really tired. What I meant was that the greater the mass, the greater the gravitational pull. The gravity also keeps atmosphere in place. I really need some sleep, I've been doing too much lab work recently.
#251 to #148 - Rascal (05/15/2014) [-]
The earth is curved. People are flying 800 MPH due west, so he's saying their trajectories are fast enough to take them out of the atmosphere altogether, though I disagree (wind resistance would pulp you)
#101 to #98 - jaked ONLINE (05/14/2014) [-]
I do believe though that if a passenger jet was flying, even momentarily, with an effective airspeed of 1400 mph that it would be destroyed. Especially if its airspeed was increased instantaneously.

I hadn't considered that last point, and it's interesting, though I was only considering the effects of sudden acceleration in relation to the air in my comment, rather than the other effects.
User avatar #238 to #40 - dapianoman (05/15/2014) [-]
Not with mountains flying at them
#149 to #40 - Rascal (05/14/2014) [-]
The earth would be spinning alot faster underneath them causing then to not be able it land
User avatar #210 to #149 - thebaseballexpert (05/15/2014) [-]
because planes are incapable of slowing down. If anything, the plan would just arrive at its destination a hell of a lot sooner
#51 to #40 - Rascal (05/14/2014) [-]
It depends on if you instantaneously stopped the atmosphere rotating around the Earth too, if you did, would not end so well for people in an aeroplane.
#70 to #51 - Rascal (05/14/2014) [-]
Given that atmosphere is gas, it would be impossible^2 to stop its rotation compared to stopping the earth. Therefore, it's best to say that planes would be fine. Ships though...
#187 to #51 - Rascal (05/14/2014) [-]
Stopping the entire solid Earth would still affect the atmosphere around it pretty drastically.
#41 - realvegzillar (05/14/2014) [-]
Unless you're at the poles
#143 to #41 - neelix (05/14/2014) [-]
Which poles, ***** ?
#231 to #154 - neelix (05/15/2014) [-]
There's up to 7 poles doe, depending what you take into consideration.
User avatar #200 to #41 - ryderjbudde (05/14/2014) [-]
You would probably severely roll your ankles and maybe break your neck if you were exactly on the south pole. If you were on the north pole, which to my knowledge is submerged, you would be caught in a severe arctic maelstrom as all of the oceans would slosh around. Also, if you survived the initial stop, you would enjoy earthquakes and tidal waves the likes of which this world has never seen. Also the stop might trigger warheads and stuff so yeah.
#221 to #41 - Rascal (05/15/2014) [-]
you would spinn so fast that youd either die or get so sick that youd puke uncontrolably until you pass out and die.
User avatar #162 to #41 - schwerdaddy (05/14/2014) [-]
I'm pretty sure you would take off like a helicopter if you held your arms out though.
User avatar #122 to #41 - bighairyfart ONLINE (05/14/2014) [-]
At which point, you would begin to spin on the spot at 800 mph.
#46 to #41 - itraxx ONLINE (05/14/2014) [-]
So I'm safe here?
So I'm safe here?
#48 to #46 - realvegzillar (05/14/2014) [-]
What did I just say? Of course you are
What did I just say? Of course you are
#52 to #48 - alstorp (05/14/2014) [-]
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#102 to #48 - Rascal (05/14/2014) [-]
**anonymous rolled image** Yaayy MFW sopranos gif
User avatar #62 to #46 - undeadwill (05/14/2014) [-]
Of course don't you know Poland can't into space?
#56 to #46 - gatorade (05/14/2014) [-]
Well no.
User avatar #163 to #46 - furiousmarshmellow (05/14/2014) [-]
As long as it's not late 1939.
User avatar #216 to #46 - smokedmeatlog (05/15/2014) [-]
As long as you're not Jewish.
#64 - shiim (05/14/2014) [-]
Thanks a lot Superman...you cock
#237 to #64 - Rascal (05/15/2014) [-]
Didn't he slow it down rather than stop it instantly, though?
#241 to #237 - shiim (05/15/2014) [-]
He reversed it, which means at some point it would have stopped
User avatar #7 - tazze (05/14/2014) [-]
if you were seatbelt buckled to the earth the force resulting from the inertia would do very nasty things to your body, probably still sending pieces of it 800 miles an hour due east
I'm just sayin'
#25 to #7 - taurusguy (05/14/2014) [-]
***** , if you are moving at 800 miles an hour you would probably die from the g force alone, if you start moving 800 miles an hour instantly nothing can stop you.
User avatar #53 to #25 - blargchikahonkhonk (05/14/2014) [-]
pretty sure there are many things that could stop a person moving at 800 mph
#67 to #53 - taurusguy (05/14/2014) [-]
Yeah, but i doubt you would survive if you started moving 800mph in a second or less. And even more i doubt that you are living in an environment where if you started moving at 800mph you would survive.
User avatar #81 to #67 - drummerperson (05/14/2014) [-]
>Implying you aren't going 800mph RIGHT NOW.
#82 to #81 - taurusguy (05/14/2014) [-]
Implying thats not how gravity works. If you were in a car going 800mph and crashed, would you have ANY chance of survival?
User avatar #89 to #82 - drummerperson (05/14/2014) [-]
two completely different concepts. you're right, in a (theoretical) car traveling 800 mph and it crashed, you have no chance at survival because the change of moment would have been so sudden. However, supplying there are no obstacles in your way, if the Earth were to stop moving, and we neglect all other forces, you would probably be okay, except for the landing. Because if the earth halts, your momentum is the same. Your speed is just relative. If you get in a car and put a glass vase/bottle on it and somehow secure it to the point that you could slowly accelerate to a high speed so that said vase is intact, without any resistance, the vase will be okay after you suddenly stop. However, it will be tragic when it lands. I got this **** , i just took an AP Physics exam i aced that **** .
#54 to #7 - Rascal (05/14/2014) [-]
If you were 800 miles an hour and the seatbelt stopped spinning the Inertia would go due east and would send bits of earth to your body
User avatar #109 to #7 - ugoboom ONLINE (05/14/2014) [-]
if you were seatbelt buckled to a magrider, you would do unspeakable things to the prowlers 800 hexes an hour due east.
I'm just sayin'
User avatar #160 to #109 - StewieGGriffin (05/14/2014) [-]
Is it coincidence that you both have a similair profile pic?
#234 to #160 - ugoboom ONLINE (05/15/2014) [-]
That's the logo for Terran Republic, a faction in Planetside 2. Plus, my post had a bunch of references to planetside in it, since I knew we both liked the game.
#1 - jeanmariegrangon (05/14/2014) [-]
Being able to stop the rotation of earth quickly enough to launch people to a speed of 800 miles per hour would probably cause the earth to collapse on itself or most of the earth's crust to crumble. People flying out of windows would be the last of your concerns.
User avatar #3 to #1 - siriusfakk (05/14/2014) [-]
Maybe the question was, '' what happens to US if the world ..bla... '' huh ? possible ?
#68 to #3 - Rascal (05/14/2014) [-]
read the title, please
User avatar #75 to #1 - vigorion (05/14/2014) [-]
I don't know man, I'm pretty concerned about the 800mph out the window....
User avatar #86 to #1 - pseudobro (05/14/2014) [-]
"stopping the earth's rotation" implies that the whole earth stops rotating, not some arbitrarily-slightly-smaller-than-the-whole-mass-of-the-earth portion.
User avatar #58 to #1 - toiletpaper (05/14/2014) [-]
yea, it's kindof a vague scenario. does earth include the entire planet, including all solids liquids and gasses? if then the atmosphere, and everything on the surface including people would count as part of the earth. if gasses and people are excluded people would go flying and the atmosphere would keep spinning as it was and massive winds would wreck everything, if only the solid parts of the earth counted as earth then the same would happen, but with the oceans turning into giant waves and also wrecking everything.
#57 to #1 - finbaa (05/14/2014) [-]
THE BLACK SCIENCE MAN HAS SPOKEN.
User avatar #30 to #1 - dragemit (05/14/2014) [-]
800 mph isn't escape velocity. There would be really major land slides, earthquakes and stuff, but the earth would hold together. Plus, if the force in all that rock would remain, the earth would, you know, keep spinning.
User avatar #92 to #30 - shadowkingdr (05/14/2014) [-]
think of it this way, most of earth is liquid minerals that is also rotating
#12 - stabbedinthecrotch (05/14/2014) [-]
Yup, and if I had wheels I'd be a wagon.
#38 - infinitereaper (05/14/2014) [-]
"bad" day

black science man pls
#9 - bitchletsgo (05/14/2014) [-]
Isn't this like common knowledge?
User avatar #23 to #9 - closothehomosexual (05/14/2014) [-]
well i didnt know it
User avatar #31 to #9 - cthumoo (05/14/2014) [-]
no
User avatar #192 to #9 - shooptube (05/14/2014) [-]
Well i mean i knew we would go flying, but not specifically 80 mph east
#213 to #9 - cheezitman (05/15/2014) [-]
God I love this face
God I love this face
User avatar #10 to #9 - testaburger (05/14/2014) [-]
>implying the average person isn't a potato with legs
User avatar #11 to #10 - bitchletsgo (05/14/2014) [-]
Since we talkin average, yeah
User avatar #139 to #9 - thepandaking (05/14/2014) [-]
common knowledge or common sense is kind of a dumb phrase, not everyone happens to ask the same questions, or happens to hear the same things throughout their schooling or growing up.
#83 to #9 - Jameshaich (05/14/2014) [-]
I hope not.   
   
Because I didn't.   
   
I don't know why I would, but I don't/
I hope not.

Because I didn't.

I don't know why I would, but I don't/
User avatar #78 to #13 - icameheretotroll (05/14/2014) [-]
That is the stupidest quote I've ever read
#147 to #13 - Kairyuka (05/14/2014) [-]
Except that's not how averages work
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User avatar #59 to #14 - yetaxaa (05/14/2014) [-]
Well done, you quoted a single word from a quote.
And yes, stupider is a word.
User avatar #61 to #59 - testaburger (05/14/2014) [-]
So is your mum
User avatar #243 to #61 - stabbedinthecrotch (05/15/2014) [-]
His mum is a word?
#49 to #13 - Rascal (05/14/2014) [-]
implying by hearing the fact you've figured it out.
#95 - swedishassassin (05/14/2014) [-]
I was hoping for a funny gif of him flying out the window. I am incredibly dissapointed
I was hoping for a funny gif of him flying out the window. I am incredibly dissapointed
#100 to #95 - mrjunebug (05/14/2014) [-]
Dat gif. I'm having trouble debating if that really happened or not. Did the ball actually hit him or did some jokester edit that in?
User avatar #103 to #100 - swedishassassin (05/14/2014) [-]
No, it was a humored edit
#104 to #103 - mrjunebug (05/14/2014) [-]
That makes it even funnier. I would feel bad for laughing if that actually happened to him.
That makes it even funnier. I would feel bad for laughing if that actually happened to him.
User avatar #106 to #104 - swedishassassin (05/14/2014) [-]
Thank you for that gif
User avatar #224 to #100 - leightonsolomon (05/15/2014) [-]
Edited. Here's the video Neil deGrasse Tyson: don't trust the laws of science
User avatar #124 to #100 - trollmobile ONLINE (05/14/2014) [-]
edit.
User avatar #16 - terminalvelocity (05/14/2014) [-]
>be me
>be 18yo
>be stitting in the park minding my own business
>sudenly i jump out of the bench and roles at 800mph due to east
>MFW earth stop rotating
>it was the worst day of my life FML
User avatar #127 to #16 - ihaveakeyboard (05/14/2014) [-]
read that as "be ******** in the park"
and was very confused
#171 to #16 - somerandomrant (05/14/2014) [-]
>be me
>17yo
>everyone flying around at 800 mph
>Earth stopped rotating
> MFW testing out the first Earth seat belt
#176 to #16 - jojonv (05/14/2014) [-]
MFW no MFW
MFW no MFW
#18 to #16 - Rascal (05/14/2014) [-]
YFWNF
User avatar #19 to #18 - terminalvelocity (05/14/2014) [-]
exactly
#107 - allliiisonnn (05/14/2014) [-]
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#69 - myjunk (05/14/2014) [-]
Well, obviously we have some momentum in here. It's makin' you fly through your window' it's snatchin' yo people up, tryin' to make 'em fall over, rollin' 800 miles per hour.
So y'all need to hide yo kids, hide yo wife, and hide yo husband cause Newton's Law of motion be killin everybody out here."
#222 - Rascal (05/15/2014) [-]
word
#136 - deathsn (05/14/2014) [-]
I already buckled up.
User avatar #110 to #76 - arcticastronaut (05/14/2014) [-]
Starblazing

heh
User avatar #141 - iridium (05/14/2014) [-]
>Stand 10 feet from the True North Pole
>Earth axis stops spinning
>Fly around in a 20 foot circle around North Pole
>Best Spin ride ever
#152 to #141 - xfrankie (05/14/2014) [-]
nope... (see pic)

1) 10 feet from pole, you would have next-to-no momentum, therefore no flying, no speed, no nothing - the "speed" actually decreses the further you are from equator (in this case it would be around 90 feet per 24 hours)

2) even if you had enough momentum to propell you forwards, the vector (direction) of your flight would not curve according to the pole...

pardon me if I cannot be understood, for I'm drunk beyond all sane lines
User avatar #240 to #152 - iridium (05/15/2014) [-]
Yes, that's pretty obvious, seeing as in actuality it would take an entire day to rotate the whole 62.8 feet circumference. Troll science just happens to be fun.
#188 to #152 - Rascal (05/14/2014) [-]
Seems sound to me, albeit unnecessary since first comment seemed just for the sake of humor. Thanks for the fact bit anyway.
#150 - thehappyphoenix (05/14/2014) [-]
Somebody has to yell "CANONBALL" right before the earth stops and curl up to a ball, going 800 miles an hour.
#29 - murphymcbean (05/14/2014) [-]
What would happen if you knew it was coming and you jumped into the air at the right second?. I with I was there to ask black science guy.
#32 to #29 - Rascal (05/14/2014) [-]
I think the same thing would happen at the same speed, only that figure minus whatever velocity you were able to achieve when you jumped. Although that might only work if you jumped literally west and level to the ground, now that I think about it. Huh, now you have my scratching my head.
User avatar #37 to #32 - murphymcbean (05/14/2014) [-]
Im no scientist. Its an odd one isnt it. Like the whole falling lift idea. If you jump at the end would you survive?. I dont know the answers to these questions, im dumb as **** .
#43 to #37 - Rascal (05/14/2014) [-]
Using physics, we know that Force = mass * acceleration. Using algebra, we know that acceleration = force/mass. If you weighed 100,000 grams (pretty light) you'd have to apply 8,000,000 newtons of force over the course of your jump to slow yourself down from 80 m/s, which is the speed you'd be going falling for four seconds, neglecting air resistance. That's enough force to snap every bone in your body three times over. However, the prospects are lighter than I've made out; air resistance plays a vital role, due to the way an elevator shaft traps air. You'll be hurt, just try to bend your knees when it crashes into the ground.
#44 to #43 - Rascal (05/14/2014) [-]
addendum: If you're ever falling out of an airplane, make yourself as large as possible parallel to the ground. You'll feel yourself slowing down, and it's your only chance of survival, however slim. Land on something soft.
#33 to #29 - trojandetected (05/14/2014) [-]
**trojandetected rolled image** Things in motion tend to stay in motion.
#35 to #29 - pubictears (05/14/2014) [-]
I imagine you would continue to move 800 mile due east because you are travelling at that speed. Kinda like jumping off the roof of a car when it slams it's breaks on. You will still be travelling the same speed as the car just before it stops.
User avatar #87 to #29 - keltainenlumi (05/14/2014) [-]
sciencexplain?
User avatar #90 to #87 - sciencexplain (05/14/2014) [-]
Thanks. murphymcbean, it can't be proven, but the likelihood is that as you jump, you are propelled to the east anyways since your body is connected to the Earth by gravity like you are one. As they move, all centers of gravity shift and you would fly forward and hit a wall or some **** very hard.
#244 to #90 - Rascal (05/15/2014) [-]
Call yourself sciencexplain and you don't even know the basic concepts of physics. It's like jumping out of an airplane, or a car; just because nothing else around you is moving anymore, doesn't mean you aren't. If you jump out of a car going 100 miles an hour, you're still gonna move 100 miles an hour until something stops you, like the ground. It sure as hell can be proven, it's called the law of conservation of energy.
User avatar #254 to #244 - sciencexplain (05/15/2014) [-]
Lovely that you can grasp the basic foundations of Physics, but that's completely irrelevant to what I said. I never said that you stop moving when things surrounding you don't move either. You've completely misread what I said. I'm talking about the sense of atmosphere. The gravitation between man and Earth means that as it rotates and suddenly stops, the movement of you whilst in the air when it was moving will continue, regardless of if the Earth stops or doesn't. When the Earth stops suddenly, the body connected by gravitation shall continue to move because when the Earth was moving, it was continuing as a body at a set speed. Upon ending, the body then propels forward regularly until gravity takes it's course and either you come back down to Earth (provided there is an atmosphere) or the atmosphere goes and your gravitation is disconnected. At least sign in if you're going to bash my science, even if you don't know what you're talking about.
#245 to #244 - Rascal (05/15/2014) [-]
In addition, the "Centers of gravity" won't shift. Gravity is exerted by all objects, on all objects. Gravity is not the inertia of the Earth spinning; its force can be found with the equation (Universal Graviational Constant * Mass of first object * Mass of second object)/(Distance between the objects squared). Using this, we can deduce that gravitation is between any two objects with mass. Considering they are all still in the same places relative to one another, gravity would stay in the same place.
User avatar #134 to #90 - deathsn (05/14/2014) [-]
Just as if you were jumping all day on the same place, you would probably end up in the same spot and not a mile away from where you started.
User avatar #137 to #134 - sciencexplain (05/14/2014) [-]
Exactly. The atmosphere and center of your gravity combined with the Earth's center of gravity makes you sort of "attached" to the Earth. When the Earth moves, you move equally.
User avatar #138 to #137 - deathsn (05/14/2014) [-]
And that is why we don't "feel" the movement, right?
User avatar #255 to #138 - sciencexplain (05/15/2014) [-]
I sincerely hope you're not going to assume that anon is right.
User avatar #257 to #255 - deathsn (05/15/2014) [-]
Haha, I never trust an anonymous.
User avatar #258 to #257 - sciencexplain (05/15/2014) [-]
Good. You can rely on me to bring you some good answers most of the time.
User avatar #259 to #258 - deathsn (05/15/2014) [-]
That's good to know.
I like science but I have yet to get in college. My cousin is already there and she often has to struggle with Chemistry and Physics, I try to help but I'm usually not that good since they study subjects that I already forgot. Good thing is that I am fast when it comes to learning and at least we get to similar results enough to prove if she's right or not.
User avatar #260 to #259 - sciencexplain (05/15/2014) [-]
If you want to go for it, then go for it. Just know that it will take so much dedication and hard work. You'll struggle emotionally to cope with it, and the reward will be the greatest thing ever.
User avatar #261 to #260 - deathsn (05/15/2014) [-]
I do like science, specially physics, but I'm going to focus on computer sciences. I think that is mostly just math but who knows? I'm excited about it.
User avatar #262 to #261 - sciencexplain (05/15/2014) [-]
If you're hyped for it and like it, do it. They say to do a job you love, because then you'll never have to work a day in your life.
#263 to #262 - deathsn (05/15/2014) [-]
I am, they just started with the applications for the college I want to get in, I just have been busy as rotten Hell with work but I'm gonna talk to my boss about it.
And I totally love computers, specially the programming and such. I actually want to work making videogames. I know it is not an easy job, I have done some small projects, but I just love it, even when I have to stay up until four in the morning to fix a bug.
User avatar #264 to #263 - sciencexplain (05/15/2014) [-]
If you go on to do Elder Scrolls and make it even better, then I will worship you.
User avatar #265 to #264 - deathsn (05/15/2014) [-]
You mean Mods?
Honestly, I believe I have many great ideas that can be exploited in videogames, from storylines to gameplay mechanics. I know it will take long before I can say "Cool, my game is coming out for Play Station Ten next month" but it is worth it.
You like videogames too, right? I will listen to my fellow gamers as many have great ideas for new games and to improve games.
User avatar #266 to #265 - sciencexplain (05/15/2014) [-]
I LOVE video games. They practically are 60% of my life. I used to script, but I sucked real bad at it.
User avatar #267 to #266 - deathsn (05/15/2014) [-]
Hmm, storyline script or code script?
User avatar #268 to #267 - sciencexplain (05/15/2014) [-]
Code scripting. I could never wrap my head around the ordering of certain tags and I just gave up. I wasn't meant for it.
User avatar #269 to #268 - deathsn (05/15/2014) [-]
Maybe it was just the language, there are many. But yeah, it is not for everyone.
I love it though, once I understand the language enough I just start to play with it and have fun. I was making Mods for Unreal Tournament 99 but I had to spend more time in my real life, you know?
I think I am all around when it comes to this. I like coding, image edition and graphic creation, sound recording and editing, plot writting and character development, testing and everything a game needs.
They see me codin'
They hatin'
Re-patching they tryin to catch me typin' dirty
User avatar #270 to #269 - sciencexplain (05/15/2014) [-]
It takes me too long to learn enough to mess about with something. I might be good with a few things about it, but never enough to make it my job. I'll stick to explosives.
#246 to #138 - Rascal (05/15/2014) [-]
It's the same principle as driving in a car. You're moving ninety meters a second, the car is moving ninety meters a second, so using the concept of relativity, it's the equivalent of you both being stopped.
#247 to #246 - Rascal (05/15/2014) [-]
In addition, the only reason you can't "feel" the movement is because you don't really feel movement, you feel a difference in movement. The reason going a hundred miles an hour feels like hell is because you're going a 100MPH, and the wind is not, so you have a barrier that you're having to push out of the way. If the wind was moving the same speed with you, you would feel the same as if you were standing still. Due to the fact that the earth spinning moves both you and everything that you use to perceive movement, you don't feel how fast you're going--but it's pretty damn fast.
#253 to #247 - deathsn (05/15/2014) [-]
And then this happens.
And then this happens.
#105 to #29 - iloveruby (05/14/2014) [-]
*black science MAN
he didnt spens 50 years in science school to be called black science guy
#74 to #29 - xchaosreaperx (05/14/2014) [-]
I with is was there too. Lol
#42 to #29 - xchaosreaperx (05/14/2014) [-]
If you were able to jump west at an equal velocity of 800 mph, then the earth under you would not move. But assuming you jump straight up, you would travel a quarter to a half mile within a couple seconds, and break mach 1 (sound barrier) as you do. And you will disintegrate. Because science.
That is unless your a z fighter.
User avatar #198 - kevinipples (05/14/2014) [-]
imagine being in the middle of an extremely large flat land and jumping just before it stopped and you just watch miles and miles of the earth pass right under you in an instant
User avatar #199 to #198 - bozzeo (05/14/2014) [-]
but what if you landed in the middle of an ocean?
#248 to #199 - Rascal (05/15/2014) [-]
Colliding with water that fast would shear your bones off.
User avatar #209 to #198 - ferrettamer ONLINE (05/14/2014) [-]
You would land back on earth in like half a second I'm fairly certain
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