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Why the world jump in one place wouldn't work

 
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lennhol



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2006 12:43 pm    Post subject: Why the world jump in one place wouldn't work Reply with quote

There was a reader input in an LXF issue recently that the world jump day wouldn't have any impact besides the fact that people commonly all over the world would have some fun together. There was a suggestion? on jumping in one spot but that wouldn't be viable because of the physics. The fact is that there wouldn'd being any jumping at all. If all humans where to be gathered together at one spot giving every human a square-meter to stand on we would all be melting away.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2006 2:07 pm    Post subject: RE: Why the world jump in one place wouldn Reply with quote

also, 10 million jumping in austrialia at the same time as 10 million people jumping in the UK would have the effect of cancelling each out anyway. etc.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2006 2:45 pm    Post subject: RE: Why the world jump in one place wouldn Reply with quote

Except they are 12 hours ahead of us Smile

If everyone jumped at noon, local time, we'd have a global Mexican wave Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2006 2:57 pm    Post subject: RE: Why the world jump in one place wouldn Reply with quote

that would surely set up a wobble of some sort Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2006 4:24 pm    Post subject: RE: Why the world jump in one place wouldn Reply with quote

Which should gain in amplitude as the day progresses. With luck, by the time it reaches California, it will have gained enough to hurl a significant number of the inhabitants into space Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2006 4:27 pm    Post subject: RE: Why the world jump in one place wouldn Reply with quote

Just make sure Dubya and Arnie are amongst them Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 2:45 pm    Post subject: Re: RE: Why the world jump in one place wouldn Reply with quote

nelz wrote:
Except they are 12 hours ahead of us Smile

If everyone jumped at noon, local time, we'd have a global Mexican wave Wink

allowing for the difference in time, of course Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 3:01 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Why the world jump in one place wouldn Reply with quote

If we allowed for the difference in time, everyone would be jumping at noon UTC, not local time,. Instead of a wobbly wave, the world would just get a little smaller Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 3:33 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Why the world jump in one place wouldn Reply with quote

i would say that several million people jumping on the earth at the same time wouuld be like throwing a baked bean at an elephant.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 4:38 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Why the world jump in one place wouldn Reply with quote

Or like throwing SCO at IBM? Very Happy sorry couldn't resist.
Couldn't do it at noon though, half the world would be having a siesta, late afternoon might be better Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 5:07 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Why the world jump in one place wouldn Reply with quote

several billion though, now that might make a difference Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 6:38 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Why the world jump in one place wouldn Reply with quote

Conservation of momentum ftw.
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