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8. You can survive any amount of beating in a fight.

November 16, 2009

Die_Hard_With_A_VenganceLethal_Weapon_4_PosterEvery action hero gets into a fistfight. James Bond, Jason Bourne, Indiana Jones. Then there are all the stars known for their fight scenes. Sylvester Stallone ( Rocky),  Arnold Schwarzenegger (True Lies), Jackie Chan (Any movie), Bruce Willis (Die Hard 1,2, 3 etc), Mel Gibson (Lethal Weapon I, II, III etc), Jean Claude Van Damm (Blood Sport, Street Fighter), Brad Pitt (Fight Club) and so on.

Fight ClubBut can the human body take this punishment?

 

We can work it out. Measurements taken at The University of Manchester have shown that local boxing hero Ricky ‘The Hitman’ Hatton really does live up to his name. (DailyScience)

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Ricky ‘The Hitman’ Hatton can pack a punch!!!!!

 
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Similar results were found at Uni Manchester BBC (Force of boxer’s punch measured)


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So one punch is equal to being hit by a car …… if only for a split second!!!!!!!!!!! Nevertheless you can be killed by this one punch.

You’ll find some great punching physics here

 

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4 comments

  1. Brilliant blog, love it.
    Fearg
    http://anactorslife.wordpress.com


    • Hey Feargy, Lerv the enthusiasm. Re: Acting. Can yo think of other movie cliches that need a maths hammering? Cheers Mathspig


  2. […] Cliché 8. You can survive any amount of beating in a fight. […]



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