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    Talking Behold! I am the toughest guy around!

    Read it and weep, suckas.
    No football player who ever lived, no wrestler, no superman, no nobody, is tougher than Yours Truly, the One and Only, the Original Edena_of_Neith! (copyright 1977.)

    You know that nuclear war film Threads? How Sheffield is blown to smithereens by that 1 megaton airburst?
    That was an effort to demonstrate a blast wave with an overpressure of around 20 to 100 pounds per square inch, depending on proximity to the blast. (At 23 pounds per square inch, steel reinforced concrete is pulverized.)
    Assuming a typical human presents 5 square feet to the oncoming blast, the force applied against a human would be 144 (square inches in a square foot) x 5 (5 square feet exposed) x 20 to 100 (20 to 100 pounds per square inch of overpressure)
    Or, 720 pounds x 5 x (20 to 100.)
    Or, around 30,000 to 150,000 pounds of force (15 to 75 tons of force) against that person.

    Well, I was in a 100 mile per hour head on with a semi, going from 65 forward to 30 backward.
    That put several hundred gravities on my body (according to every physics person I've ever asked.)
    I weighted 180 pounds at the time. 100 gravities would mean I weighted 18,000 pounds, or 9 tons. Several hundred gravities ... assuming 300 gravities, I suddenly weighted 27 tons.

    So, the nuclear blast that utterly destroyed Sheffield and pulverized even the toughest concrete and steel would have exerted 15 to 75 tons of force.
    I sustained around 27 tons of force myself in that accident.

    And I'm still around to talk about it, and to annoy you.

    I'm the Toughest Guy around. I survive forces equivalent to thermonuclear blast waves close to ground zero!
    Read it and weep! Rocky, eat your heart out. Who's the fool now, Mr T?

 

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    Funny, I always thought you were a chick.

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    You aren't the toughest guy around.


    You rolled a natural 20 on your toughness (impact-semi-truck 1d20+10 bonus for being in a safe car) save and maybe a 1 on your reflex (avoiding semitrucks) save.
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    Oh Edena.... Never change, man. Never change.
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    Math is hard.

    Edit: At 100 gravities, you would be accelerated to 980 meters per second in one second. This is equivalent to 3215 feet per second, or roughly the muzzle velocity of a round fired from an M16. There's zero chance of surviving that, which means you need to fire whichever physics people told you your crash was in a 100's of gravities.

    A crash that causes a 100 mph gross change in direction is not instantaneous, and that reverse would take place over around a tenth to a quarter of a second at the fastest. At the upper end of that (.1 second) it's about 46g average, which would roughly translate to about 11-12 psi. Considering most head-on's at a 100 mph differential speed are fatal, you were lucky, and it shows that a force twice that (~20 psi) is definitely fatal. Odds are it was less than 11 psi, as a quarter second reverse only clocks in at 18g and 4.5 psi.
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    You got nothing on Jeff Wilder.
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    So I assume you sustained massive head trauma? It's all coming together now.
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    So I assume you sustained massive head trauma? It's all coming together now.
    No no no. It's all falling apart. That's the whole point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ovinomancer View Post
    Math is hard.

    Edit: At 100 gravities, you would be accelerated to 980 meters per second in one second. This is equivalent to 3215 feet per second, or roughly the muzzle velocity of a round fired from an M16. There's zero chance of surviving that, which means you need to fire whichever physics people told you your crash was in a 100's of gravities.

    A crash that causes a 100 mph gross change in direction is not instantaneous, and that reverse would take place over around a tenth to a quarter of a second at the fastest. At the upper end of that (.1 second) it's about 46g average, which would roughly translate to about 11-12 psi. Considering most head-on's at a 100 mph differential speed are fatal, you were lucky, and it shows that a force twice that (~20 psi) is definitely fatal. Odds are it was less than 11 psi, as a quarter second reverse only clocks in at 18g and 4.5 psi.
    AHA!
    For the disbeliever, here is the proof, that truly, Edena_of_Neith is the Man of Steel!

    Your estimates range from 4.5 psi to 11-12 psi.
    At 5 psi, that house in the desert was blown to smithereens in an instant (see the nuclear test footage.)
    At 11-12 psi, the scene resembles the blast in Terminator 2. Mighty buildings shatter, steel beams fly through the air, everything above ground is leveled.

    AND ...

    We were then hit from behind, by a car going *forward* at 60 miles per hour as we were sailing backward at 30 mph, so I received a SECOND titanic blow.

    Enough force to throw shatter it's steel moorings, and throw a car engine 60 feet through the air.
    Enough force to shatter a car frame, shear it in half, send the two halves spinning in opposite directions.
    Enough force to snap solid steel cables in half.

    I survived it all (well, ok, after slowly and painfully dying for 2 days, I was saved by surgery, but that doesn't count. I did survive the initial hits.)

    Accept no substitutes. There is only one original, and he's me. Accept only the one and true Edena_of_Neith, who withstands nuclear level blasts and laughs at them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edena_of_Neith View Post
    And I'm still around to talk about it, and to annoy you.
    Good to see you survived. Keep doing that.
    I can delete you, one click and you're overwritten.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edena_of_Neith View Post
    AHA!
    For the disbeliever, here is the proof, that truly, Edena_of_Neith is the Man of Steel!

    Your estimates range from 4.5 psi to 11-12 psi.
    At 5 psi, that house in the desert was blown to smithereens in an instant (see the nuclear test footage.)
    At 11-12 psi, the scene resembles the blast in Terminator 2. Mighty buildings shatter, steel beams fly through the air, everything above ground is leveled.

    AND ...

    We were then hit from behind, by a car going *forward* at 60 miles per hour as we were sailing backward at 30 mph, so I received a SECOND titanic blow.

    Enough force to throw shatter it's steel moorings, and throw a car engine 60 feet through the air.
    Enough force to shatter a car frame, shear it in half, send the two halves spinning in opposite directions.
    Enough force to snap solid steel cables in half.

    I survived it all (well, ok, after slowly and painfully dying for 2 days, I was saved by surgery, but that doesn't count. I did survive the initial hits.)

    Accept no substitutes. There is only one original, and he's me. Accept only the one and true Edena_of_Neith, who withstands nuclear level blasts and laughs at them!
    Congratulations on living, and continue on being your special snowflake self.
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    Yeah, congrats on the not dying part, and I hope you're recovered now. Have you now levelled up to 168?

    What kind of car were you in? Did it have airbags? Modern crumple zones? I've seen pics of cars where the front looks totalled, but the driver has walked away - because the crumple zones have done their job and absorbed enough energy to reduce the decelleration to survivable amounts (and the passenger cell remaining intact).
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    I"m still more impressed you survived the pirate ass-fountain. Tell us that one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edena_of_Neith View Post
    I'm the Toughest Guy around.
    Then why do you get so bent out of shape by impending tropical storms?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerfherder View Post
    Yeah, congrats on the not dying part, and I hope you're recovered now. Have you now levelled up to 168?

    What kind of car were you in? Did it have airbags? Modern crumple zones? I've seen pics of cars where the front looks totalled, but the driver has walked away - because the crumple zones have done their job and absorbed enough energy to reduce the decelleration to survivable amounts (and the passenger cell remaining intact).
    Ah, no. My regrets. My Greatest and Oldest Character (tm) never made it past 161st level. Some things even I, the Man of Steel, cannot do.

    It was a small car. No airbags (at least, none that deployed.) Modern ... I don't know, since this was 1989, and the car was old then.
    In any event, I have a picture of the car afterwards (when they took the two halves and placed them roughly back together) and it does not even vaguely look like a car. It's crumpled, alright.

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