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Old 09-16-2007, 06:54 AM   #1
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Default What would happen if everyone in China jumped and landed at the same time?

an earthquake?

nothing?


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Old 09-16-2007, 07:00 AM   #2
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Default Re: What would happen if everyone in China jumped and landed at the same time?

Nothing would happen.
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Old 09-16-2007, 07:23 AM   #3
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Default Re: What would happen if everyone in China jumped and landed at the same time?

nothing black ass african bastard
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Old 09-16-2007, 07:44 AM   #4
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Default Re: What would happen if everyone in China jumped and landed at the same time?

Wouldn't that be atleast 1/6th of the entire world's population jumping.
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Old 09-16-2007, 09:05 AM   #5
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Default Re: What would happen if everyone in China jumped and landed at the same time?

its a moot point b/c chinese people can't jump. see yao ming.
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Old 09-16-2007, 10:07 AM   #6
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Default Re: What would happen if everyone in China jumped and landed at the same time?

herds of 200 ton brontosaurus and brachiosaurus walked the Earth back then and I don't see craters on the floor.
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Old 09-16-2007, 10:47 AM   #7
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Default Re: What would happen if everyone in China jumped and landed at the same time?

Im sure it would set some record in Guiness BOWR, but other than that nothing.
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Old 09-16-2007, 10:50 AM   #8
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Default Re: What would happen if everyone in China jumped and landed at the same time?

I heard somewhere that if that many people jumped at the same time, something unpleasant would happen. Many it's just a myth.
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Old 09-16-2007, 10:58 AM   #9
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Default Re: What would happen if everyone in China jumped and landed at the same time?

There'd be a lot of sprained ankles.
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Old 09-16-2007, 11:15 AM   #10
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Default Re: What would happen if everyone in China jumped and landed at the same time?

the better question would be, what if they all peed at the same time Noah's Ark part 2
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Old 09-16-2007, 11:19 AM   #11
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Default Re: What would happen if everyone in China jumped and landed at the same time?

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the better question would be, what if they all peed at the same time Noah's Ark part 2

I would definitely be a believer to escape from the wrath of china man piss.
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Old 09-16-2007, 11:43 AM   #12
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Default Re: What would happen if everyone in China jumped and landed at the same time?

well let's do some math and guesstimations:

~1,321,851,888 people in China (according to July 2007 estimates)

Now the mean weight of a white adult male American in the 21st century is 193 lbs, and female is 161 lbs. Now obviously most Chinese people are not as well fed as Americans, so let's be conservative and use the mean weight of Americans from 10-15 years ago, which is 183 lbs for men and 151 lbs for women.

So that makes the average for all people 167 lbs, 75.75 kg (assuming a 50/50 sex split). So the population of China would weight approximately 220,749,265,296 kg or around 221 million metric tons. So the force exerted by all of the Chinese population jumping, then landing (due to gravity) would be 2,163,342,799,901 Newtons.

Now considering that the Earth's oceans alone have a mass of 1.4 × 10^21 kg, which is only about 0.023% of the Earth's total mass, then the idea of a mass shift of only 2.2 x 10^11 probably won't make much of a difference to anything, be it the earth's tectonic plates or anything else.
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Old 09-16-2007, 12:36 PM   #13
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Default Re: What would happen if everyone in China jumped and landed at the same time?

the thing is they aren't making the landing all in one spot. they are all doing it in different areas to space out the impact.

and besides, nothing happens when a billion people walk at the same time, what makes you think jumping 1 feet in the air would.
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Old 09-16-2007, 01:00 PM   #14
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Default Re: What would happen if everyone in China jumped and landed at the same time?

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well let's do some math and guesstimations:

~1,321,851,888 people in China (according to July 2007 estimates)

Now the mean weight of a white adult male American in the 21st century is 193 lbs, and female is 161 lbs. Now obviously most Chinese people are not as well fed as Americans, so let's be conservative and use the mean weight of Americans from 10-15 years ago, which is 183 lbs for men and 151 lbs for women.

So that makes the average for all people 167 lbs, 75.75 kg (assuming a 50/50 sex split). So the population of China would weight approximately 220,749,265,296 kg or around 221 million metric tons. So the force exerted by all of the Chinese population jumping, then landing (due to gravity) would be 2,163,342,799,901 Newtons.

Now considering that the Earth's oceans alone have a mass of 1.4 × 10^21 kg, which is only about 0.023% of the Earth's total mass, then the idea of a mass shift of only 2.2 x 10^11 probably won't make much of a difference to anything, be it the earth's tectonic plates or anything else.

Hope the numbers are true, but besides that, good work! I like responses like this. Puts PLANET EARTH in perspective!
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Old 09-16-2007, 04:26 PM   #15
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says the dude who eats dogs and is barely tall enough to see over them
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