P2_3 Like Looking for an Assassin in a Haystack

Zach Rogerson, Maria-Theresia Walach, Daniel Staab, Emily-Jane Watkinson


The “Leap of Faith†is an extraordinary and repeatable stunt, whereby people jump from buildings into haystacks, performed by characters in the popular computer game series Assassin’s Creed. By considering the elastic deformation of wheat straw it was found that if a person were to attempt this they would experience deceleration nearly 8000 times that of gravity, resulting in certain death.

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