Question of the Week Podcast

Question of the Week episode

Mon, 17th Nov 2014

What would happen if you were swallowed by a whale?

Orca on a calm day (c) Winky

If you were swallowed by a whale, could you swim out and up through the oesophagus or would you be digested by the stomach acid? Plus, we ask about the future of flight: Are we going to be forever stuck in this air speed?  What are the constraints of aerodynamics?  Are noise rules the issue?  Can a supersonic jet be ever built with "decent" fuel economy?  

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This is not true. A man named James Bartley was swallowed by a sperm whale and lived to tell about it. See PmbPhy, Mon, 8th Dec 2014

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