I've always wondered what would happen if ___ jumped right before an elevator smacked the ground?
Would __ take any damage if their body was in the center of the elevator carrier thingy? Since they aren't touching anything right? So you'd think they'd be safe, but then again wouldn't all of the momentum or whatever the scientific name is for it be stuck their body while the carrier was failing at like 90 MPH? Causing them to die the moment their legs touched that elevator carrier's floor
I think y'all see what I'm trying to get at here, well I hope so Lol
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Mythbusters tested that scenario some time ago. Long story short, Buster was busted when the elevator hit the ground. Had Buster been an actual human, he would have been dead on impact. The reason is because of his relative frame of motion. He was in an elevator that was moving downward quickly, and jumping only counteracted a small fraction of that velocity. The impact velocity was still enough to kill a human.