P2_6 The Breakfast Club

Katie Herlingshaw, Duleep Vasudevan, Thomas Griffiths, Mark Phillips


This paper investigates the sonic boom generated by crunchy foods. Specifically, the force required to tip over an empty cereal box 0.1 m from a person’s mouth is calculated to be 8.37x10^-10 N. It would take the force of 29 million people crunching in unison to generate the required 2.45x10^-2 N to tip over the box.

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