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# Dropping a bowling ball from a airplane?

15-20k ft up I drop a bowling ball from a airplane. What would happen if someone tried to catch it?
wildbill83 · 36-40, M
the terminal velocity of a 14-16lb bowling ball would be around 180-220mph

for all intensive purposes, it would be like trying to catch a cannonball at the terminal phase of it's parabolic trajectory

in other words, you'd be a smear on the ground...
Now there's a question!
So glad we have this technology to bring us together over nothing... always nothing.
allygator18 · 22-25, F
Wait, I'm working on it right now
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At 200 mi/hr, you would be killed instantly
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allygator18 · 22-25, F
@MarmeeMarch math is very flexible
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Nitedoc · 51-55, M
I would hope they missed it. A human couldn't catch it.
redredred · M
One of the more interesting obits would be written.
smiler2012 · 56-60
{@dad34] if something is dropped from such a height the velocity it would be travelling to the ground if you tried to catch it i would image if you could hold on to it would knock you off your feet 😆put i am not prepared too test out my assumption though
Really · 80-89, M
You mean if they're not in free fall close to it? Is this a 10- pin or a 'small 5-pin' ball? What is the pilot's name?
Theyitis · 36-40, M
They would at least break their arm. Depending how it hit them it could potentially kill them.
acpguy · C
A bad case of stupid. Most likely someone from the UK, Canada, Australia, NZ or other socialist country.
Tastyfrzz · 61-69, M
Is it a real bowling ball or a kids hollow plastic version?
Dshhh · M
deattth.. a sphere, has a pretty low drag factor t would hit very hard
Disgustedman · 61-69, M
After reading the comments, I kind of want to drop one and see.
Virgo79 · 61-69, M
Be like a mouse catching a .45 round
alongalone · M
Suicide by bowling ball
Pretty much fuck them up.
QCDog2659 · 61-69, M
Death!!
*Splat*
DDonde · 31-35, M
They would die.
Renaci · 36-40
Since the terminal velocity of a bowling ball is 285 mph they would die.

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