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Daemon
Posted: Wednesday, January 8, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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Free Falling

Though often associated with skydivers, a free fall in physics is any motion of a body upon which gravity is the only force acting—such as a ball thrown up in the air. Though free falls from great heights are incredibly dangerous for humans, they can be survivable, especially if one lands on a surface of high deformity, like snow or water. In 1972, a flight attendant miraculously survived—despite 27 days in a coma—after the plane she was on exploded, hurtling her how many feet to the ground? More...
Professor
Posted: Wednesday, January 8, 2014 12:37:26 AM

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Daemon wrote:
Free Falling

Though often associated with skydivers, a free fall in physics is any motion of a body upon which gravity is the only force acting—such as a ball thrown up in the air. Though free falls from great heights are incredibly dangerous for humans, they can be survivable, especially if one lands on a surface of high deformity, like snow or water. In 1972, a flight attendant miraculously survived—despite 27 days in a coma—after the plane she was on exploded, hurtling her how many feet to the ground? More...


The feeling of weightlessness in free fall is incredible but i am glad i had a parachute on each time. While in training to be a parachutist in the Army I was told that the height at which humans are most frightened is 38.5 feet. Below that the body doesn't perceive the danger and above that the person is too high to relate to the danger. That is why parachutists will first jump from a 38.5 foot tower on a zipline.

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Hope2
Posted: Wednesday, January 8, 2014 9:43:12 AM

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Interesting, Professor. 38.5 feet. Is that about three stories in a building? I do it but I hate walking up stairs with no backing. Our medical building is three stories and it is only as I get to the top that it bothers me. So, yes, very interesting info.

Even though I am petrified of heights, I have managed to fly in a small water plane, been in a helicopter, went up a mountain in a cable car, loved horseback riding, and have gone over a small suspension bridge.

But ziplining and parachuting! Not sure if I admire you for doing that or not. I guess if you know what you are doing, the danger is lessened.



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mirilli
Posted: Wednesday, January 8, 2014 10:51:12 AM

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Free falling: I understand but I can't approve.It looks like to play with the life.
Christine
Posted: Wednesday, January 8, 2014 5:11:11 PM

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lWJXDG2i0A
Tom Petty - Free Fallin'

I am carrying my heart~I am carrying my rhythm~I am carrying my prayers~But you can't kill my spirit~It's soaring and strong (Paula Cole's Me Lyrics)***We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We ARE spirtual beings having a human experience.(T.deChardin)***There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. (Albert Einstein)



Kirk Stephens
Posted: Wednesday, January 8, 2014 5:31:10 PM

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Christine wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lWJXDG2i0A
Tom Petty - Free Fallin'


LOL
Chaireas
Posted: Wednesday, January 8, 2014 6:23:37 PM

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mirilli wrote:

Free falling: I understand but I can't approve.It looks like to play with the life.


I couldn't agree more. And yet I am intrigued. :)
Absurdicuss
Posted: Wednesday, January 8, 2014 7:27:24 PM

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Yay Christine...you beat me to the punch. What a great song and album.


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The whole crowd is cheering.

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Absurdicuss
Posted: Wednesday, January 8, 2014 7:30:42 PM

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Only moments ago I noticed Kirk Stephens from NC.

Welcome to the forums fellow Carolinian, from me, Kirk Hepburn, from South Carolina.


I know, my avatar info says Yazoo City, MS. I'm from New Orleans, LA, used to live in Jackson, MS but have been through Yazoo a number of times. Anyway, I like the name.




"Now" is the eternal present.
Bwell
Posted: Wednesday, January 8, 2014 10:08:02 PM

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I went on the Dive Devil at Six Flags only once. NEVER AGAIN! It's not a good feeling!
Franklyn Wesley
Posted: Thursday, January 9, 2014 12:23:20 AM

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Personally am afraid of heights. I dont think id take the risk...id probably faint before landing.However,i still think its fun.
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