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#1    TheTreasureGamer

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 05:16 PM

Basically, if every single human on the planet jumped at once, what would happen. As well as having 7 billion people jump up at once, what about if everyone that had ever existed/lived jumped at once, combined with the amount of people (7,000,000,000) that are alive today? I know it's not possible, definitely not possible. Just curious. What would you think would happen?

Personally, I think it would cause a 10.3 magnitude earthquake and numerous, large tsunamis everywhere :P


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Posted 14 May 2013 - 05:17 PM

View PostTheTreasureGamer, on 14 May 2013 - 05:16 PM, said:

Basically, if every single human on the planet jumped at once, what would happen. As well as having 7 billion people jump up at once, what about if everyone that had ever existed/lived jumped at once, combined with the amount of people (7,000,000,000) that are alive today? I know it's not possible, definitely not possible. Just curious. What would you think would happen?

Personally, I think it would cause a 10.3 magnitude earthquake and numerous, large tsunamis everywhere :P
depends where you are though, mountains, caves, boats


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Posted 14 May 2013 - 05:22 PM

It's all about the timing.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 05:23 PM

Doubt if anything would happen.


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Posted 14 May 2013 - 05:25 PM

View PostHilander, on 14 May 2013 - 05:23 PM, said:

Doubt if anything would happen.

This. We're all scattered over the globe so all that human weight would be pulled towards the center of the Earth, spread over the surface of the Earth.

Ergo, nothing would happen.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 05:28 PM

yeah but there is always going to be one who jumps too early or too late.Posted Image

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 05:29 PM

Really? Nothing would happen? That's disappointing then :/


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Posted 14 May 2013 - 05:54 PM

One page I've found states that at New York City's density, the world's population could live in the state of Texas. Now, if you look at the size of the earth relative to the size of Texas, I don't think everyone jumping would make much difference to the earth.
http://www.treehugge...e-in-texas.html

According to my calculations, if everyone weighed an average of 150 pounds, that would make 52 million tons hitting the earth at once.. Maybe that would make something happen in Texas, I don't know..

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 06:40 PM

From the linked article at the end of this:

To cut to the chase, Allain found that our jump would push on the Earth ever so slightly, giving it a recoil speed of 2.6 x 10^-13 m/s. That is, in one second, Earth would move about a hundredth of the radius of a single hydrogen atom .

It's not so much, but would the infinitesimally small recoil last forever? Would we have permanently changed the course of the Earth? Allain says no.

"After all the people jump they would 'fall' back down — move towards the Earth. During this time, the Earth would move back up. All would be as it once was," he told Life's Little Mysteries.

Source: http://www.lifeslitt...ng-at-once.html

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 07:04 PM

Can you help me Archimedes?
If every human ever existed would go swimming in the ocean. How much would the sea level rise?


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Posted 14 May 2013 - 09:23 PM




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Posted 14 May 2013 - 09:26 PM

Jump right now all by yourself.

That's what would happen.


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Posted 14 May 2013 - 10:27 PM

View PostAlex Smith, on 14 May 2013 - 07:04 PM, said:

Can you help me Archimedes?
If every human ever existed would go swimming in the ocean. How much would the sea level rise?
Uhh it wont rise


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Posted 14 May 2013 - 10:34 PM

View PostAlex Smith, on 14 May 2013 - 07:04 PM, said:


If every human ever existed would go swimming in the ocean. How much would the sea level rise?
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not as far as it would if all the sponges died out.....
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Posted 14 May 2013 - 10:37 PM

View PostThe New Richard Nixon, on 14 May 2013 - 10:27 PM, said:


Uhh it wont rise
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i'm sure archimedes would say differently.....

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