wouldnt it make sense if bulkhead dropped faster than the car?

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  1. LordShockwave

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    In nemesis prime (spoilers) when bulkhead drops down from the bridge, wouldn't it make sense for him to fall faster than the car? (which he did)
    everyone is saying he is breaking the laws of physics. but since bulkhead is way heavier than the car wouldn't that mean that he technically fall faster?

    and if i'm completely wrong on this i apologize, I am a 15 yr old who hasnt taken a physics class.
     
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    The car actually should have fallen faster than Bulkhead. What it is is that gravity acts on every molecule of an item at once; if a feather and a rock are in a vacuum, they'll fall at the same speed. Speed differences in falling are caused by air resistance on an item; Bulkhead is less streamlined than Fowler's car and should have actually fallen slower.

    HOWEVER. If you assume that Bulkhead didn't just jump but actively pushed himself off the bottom of the bridge with his foot, he would be travelling faster and the scene works.
     
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    I just assumed he was so fat that he had his gravitational pole.
     
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    Stopped me just in time. Never mind.
     
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    Being heavier doesn't make an object fall faster
     
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    You should probably take that physics class.
     
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    This is your best answer OP.
     
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    Take a dictionary and a pencil. Put them at the same height and drop them at the same time.
     
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    Best post this thread will ever have.
     
  12. Ash from Carolina

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    Eh, it's cartoon physics for you. The real world the rate of decent depends on the air resistance of the object and if the object has a force to accelerate it's decent.

    So a BB and bowling ball with no holes dropped from the same height would reach the ground at the same time. But if you just dropped the bowling ball and shot the BB out of a BB gun toward the ground then the BB would get there first.
     
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    Physics don't exist in TFP.
     
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    Bulkhead is a dictionary falling off a table.
     
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    I recall in my physics class we had to find examples of impossible physics in media and present them in class.
    If this episode aired six months ago, I could have used it, but I had to use a Segal movie instead, which had guys flying six feet into the air because of a pistol.
    My friend used MLP and discussed rainbow dashes.
     
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    DO NOT DO THIS! It's a TRICK! I did it and both objects fell on my feet causing heavy injuries!
     

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