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Question of the Week episode

Mon, 21st Feb 2011

How fast does a car have to go to lift you off the ground?

Spoiler (c) Milkmandan

If you're hanging onto the back of a car, how fast would it have to go before you were lifted off the ground? Plus, we ask about muscle cramp and how to avoid it!

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  • How fast do I have to go to be lifted off the ground?

    Hi, I have been trying to find out an answer to this question ever since I did Physics O-level in 1985! If you were an average man, say 6 feet tall and weighing about 12 stone, if you took hold of a spoiler on the back of a car, how fast would the car have to go to ensure you...



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