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Why the world jump in one place wouldn't work

Postby lennhol » Fri Mar 17, 2006 12:43 pm

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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RE: Why the world jump in one place wouldn

Postby ElectraComplex » Fri Mar 17, 2006 2:07 pm

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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RE: Why the world jump in one place wouldn

Postby nelz » Fri Mar 17, 2006 2:45 pm

Except they are 12 hours ahead of us :)

If everyone jumped at noon, local time, we'd have a global Mexican wave ;-)
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RE: Why the world jump in one place wouldn

Postby towy71 » Fri Mar 17, 2006 2:57 pm

that would surely set up a wobble of some sort :lol:
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RE: Why the world jump in one place wouldn

Postby nelz » Fri Mar 17, 2006 4:24 pm

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 :)
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RE: Why the world jump in one place wouldn

Postby towy71 » Fri Mar 17, 2006 4:27 pm

Just make sure Dubya and Arnie are amongst them :lol:
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Re: RE: Why the world jump in one place wouldn

Postby ElectraComplex » Fri Mar 24, 2006 2:45 pm

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

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

allowing for the difference in time, of course ;)
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RE: Re: RE: Why the world jump in one place wouldn

Postby nelz » Fri Mar 24, 2006 3:01 pm

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 :)
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RE: Re: RE: Why the world jump in one place wouldn

Postby ElectraComplex » Fri Mar 24, 2006 3:33 pm

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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RE: Re: RE: Why the world jump in one place wouldn

Postby shifty_ben » Fri Mar 24, 2006 4:38 pm

Or like throwing SCO at IBM? :D sorry couldn't resist.
Couldn't do it at noon though, half the world would be having a siesta, late afternoon might be better ;)
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RE: Re: RE: Why the world jump in one place wouldn

Postby towy71 » Fri Mar 24, 2006 5:07 pm

several billion though, now that might make a difference ;-)
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RE: Re: RE: Why the world jump in one place wouldn

Postby GMorgan » Fri Mar 24, 2006 6:38 pm

Conservation of momentum ftw.
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