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Amateur Scientist Predicts a Different Outcome in The Rocks New Movie

We all see these movies where the character jumps that impossible and basically fatal jump that he may or may not make it... but, obviously they do make it and defeat the bad guy against all odds. Well, not this time. This time we have math, science and reality! 

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    It all started with the understanding of how gravity works...

    Text - James Smythe@jpsmythe Feb 2 I've mocked up some parabolas for The Rock's SKYSCRAPER jump. Red is assuming he jumped up a bit first; green assuming he ran forward and somehow didn't lose momentum; yellow for a sort of squat-thrust thing. Whichever you choose, rest in peace The Rock, as you are dead now. D WAY NE JO H N S ON SKYSCRAPER SUMMER t 16K 1.1K 41K
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    "I've mocked up some parabolas for The Rock's SKYSCRAPER jump. Red is assuming he jumped up a bit first; green assuming he ran forward and somehow didn't lose momentum; yellow for a sort of squat-thrust thing.

    Whichever you choose, rest in peace The Rock, as you are dead now."


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    But then... science decided to join the game.

    Text - New Year New Christian Follow @ChristianBedwel Replying to @jpsmythe So I did some science. Assuming that there is no "jump-off" (which seems to be optimal here) We can determine that the Rock would need to leave the platform at 12.7 meters per second (appr. 28.4 mph) For comparison, Usain Bolt's fastest recorded speed is 27.4 mph yne johnson height WAYNE JOHNSON Images Shopping News Videos More Settings SKYSCRAPER SUMMER it 43,700,000 results (0.45 seconds) Ivne Johnson/ Height >
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    Twitter user Christian Bedwel decided to take a swing at the "The Rock won't make that jump at all" theory. He added some science. 

     


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    Since the internet gives you everything you need to know...

    Text - dwayne johnson height Tools All Images Shopping News Videos More Settings About 43,700,000 results (0.45 seconds) Dwayne Johnson / Height 6' 5"
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    He started by using The Rocks listed height (thank you internet) as the starting point. 


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    Sky - One Rock = 1.9558 meters (tall) Minimum Success Path: y=-a/2*(t^2)+ v*t + h D W A Y N E J 0 H N S O N SKYSCRAPER SUMMER 196 ti 3.0K 7.5K
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    Bedwel then calculated that the minimum speed The Rock would have to leave the crane platform in order to actually make that far of a jump, would have to be 28.4 miles per hour. Now I'm not a scientist... but thats pretty fast. "For comparison, Usain Bolt's fastest recorded speed is 27.4 mph," notes Bedwel.

    Another twitter user came up with another calculaton and added that it would be 26.8 miles per hour once you account for the added boost from falling...still fast.


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    Well there you have it...

    Pole vault - D WAY N E J 0 H N S O N SKYSCRAPER SUMMER 196 t 3.0K 7.5K Σ
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    The impossible... might actually be just that. 


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    So the lesson learned is that...

    Text - D FiR U.t me ttr 65" in /Roch 9558m Ratl 7 in6-0n Rab Fd Dis bahet, Needed t bel Her dist in 8 Rocs 9558 Roch T.9558m Vevb Dat38 Rachs 7.432 m Time frvev bi dep (ny X- Vi t S4.9 t7.431 m Find 0 = 7.५32 - ५.१८ t7.432 t 13 4.9 ht time t iv 15.646 m Vi C32) Vi 7 wmls The Rh wauld need b leave t 3.0K 7.5K
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    If you believe it looks impossibly inaccurate... you can scientifically prove, you are right! 




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    Text - New Year New Christian Follow @ChristianBedwel Replying to @Christian Bedwel @ComposerBarton @jpsmythe So what I'm saying is that yes he could 100% add fastest man and longest jumpman to his record 12:57 PM- 3 Feb 2018 60 Retweets 1,154 Likes ti60 21 1.2K
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    Regardless though, it is still just an action packed movie of a ex-FBI that just wants to save his family... even if that means making the impossible and unrealistic jump! 

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