Well, if you don’t have bubble wrap available ….
He does a remarkable good job at improvising under stress…
Hes like a living Indy Ploy!
I give him fifteen points for the trick, but minus five for the loss of a sandwich and of course not tossing it further away. It’s fantasy or sci-fi and both have very large explosions.
Still hope for the best and stall for the rest.
Nice Slogan there!
Ah, but throwing it may seem excessive and the sandwich may attract an animal who knows how to get away. You might want to deduct fewer points.
Ummm, is that a gigantic vine *outside* the wall I see ??
Let’s hope it’s not hungry.
Makes one wonder at how contained it is
Probably erupting from the outer walls.
I still want an IBOTI bag. If only for the killer acronym.
“Drop the call” = I’m dropping the phone.
“30 seconds” = do the teleport after that amount of time has passed.
I’m hoping the phone gets to the ground by that time, which only leaves the running for your life (or cover, as the case may be). Or, once outside do another teleport to a safe distance from ground zero?
For the answer to these and many other questions, tune in next week, same sword channel, same sword time!
Unless that’s higher than we thought, 30 seconds is easily enough time to hit the ground. Under g, that’s almost 4 1/2 km down!
30 seconds free fall without atmosphere would result in moving a distance of 4.4 kilometers. With atmo its a bit harder to estimate. Best guess would be a terminal velocity of about 8 m/s. Hopefully, the titan’s walls are less than 240 m from the ground. (240 m is roughly 800 ft).
8m/s is the speed of a deployed parachute, it will probably fall faster than that.
There’s a couple of problems with your numbers. First, your calculation of 8 m/s x 30 s = 240 m assumes that the sandwich is traveling at a constant rate instead of accelerating. Second, since the acceleration of gravity is 9.8 m/s^2, that would mean falling objects reach terminal velocity in less than a second. A quick Google search tells me that terminal velocity actually ranges from 55 m/s for a skydiver in spread-eagle position to 90 m/s for a falling bullet.
Assuming a sandwich has a terminal velocity of about 80 m/s, it will reach that in roughly 8 seconds. Distance traveled in the first 8 seconds equals the time multiplied by the *average* of the starting velocity and the final velocity. Since the starting velocity is roughly zero, that means an average velocity of 40 m/s for a distance of 320 m. In the remaining 22 seconds, it will fall another 80 x 22 = 1760 m, which gives a total of 2080 m, or just over 2 km — more than enough distance to reach the ground, I would think.
the given value for terminal velocity depends on the shape of the object and its mass. for a brick shape with a mass of about 0.1 kg, it falls very slowly in comparison to a 90 kg skydiver. I myself was surprised at the low velocity for such an object when I ran the calc using a web-based terminal velocity calculating tool.
I’m sure changing assumptions and the coefficient of drag for the phone/sandwich would change the calculation result.
As a note, most objects will reach 80% of terminal velocity quite quickly.
I’m 100% sure that the result is well less than 4.4 km. Beyond that, I’d have to invest in phone-shaped object tossing from high buildings to have any real confidence in the maximum height of the titan’s wall to ensure Humpf’s 30 second window is sufficient.
I think we can exclude any height that would kill a sandwich-wrapped phone.
For a guy who basically the first thing we saw was improvising chainsaws in lieu of swords, it’s amazing how he keeps managing to top himself for thinking on his feet.
Its the power of being a humanities major at his college!
Next up: the most socially awkward 30 seconds of Humphrey’s life.
“So, uh, how’s the sentient murder-beard working out for you? Been thinking of growing one of those myself…”
Actually, what Humphrey wants is a name. Lots of them. Get a trail of responsibility back to Mageforge for this mess.
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