3The SceneIn this scene, a battle royal breaks out between San Diego’s news teams. During this bilingual blood-fest, Champ Kind, the sports anchor on Channel 4 News, picks up an adversary and tosses him a great distance through a car windshield.
4Weatherman Edition (1:35) The SceneWeatherman Edition (1:35)Anchorman Edition (2:45)
6Estimations Distance traveled Mass of thrown man In the video, a man was thrown from near the corner of a building over a distance of three windows the length of loading dock doors, separated by small dividersFound size of standard doors, measured wall in relationship to the doorsAdded all together to get a distance of approximately metersMass of thrown manverage mass of an American male (86.09kg)Initial velocity of thrown manMeasured three strides of Brad at a runTook 1.48 seconds and went 12.1 feetConverts to 2.49 m/s
7Reality Calculations http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oeu8Moi80Ms Because the throwing motion in the clip is similar to that of an Olympic shot put toss, the force needed to throw the world record toss was calculatedDistance= mMass= 7.26 kgΔt in air= 1.95 s – Δt during acceleration = 0.18sV= d/t = 23.12m/1.95s = m/sA= Δv/Δt = ( )/0.18 s = m/s2F = ma = (7.26 kg)(65.89 m/s2) = N
8Anchorman Calculations We used the same formulas for the movie calculationsDistance = 9.88 mMass = kgΔt in air = 2.3 s Δt during acceleration = 0.2 sV = d/t = 9.88 m/2.3 s = 4.30 m/sA = Δv/Δt = ( )/0.2 = 9.05 m/s2F = ma = (86.09 kg)(9.05 m/s2) = N
9ConclusionThe calculations show the amount of force created during the world record shot put throw is less than the force needed to throw the newsman in the movie. Since the world record holder for shot put could not achieve the force needed to make that throw, it is safe to say that Champ, an average guy, could not achieve that force with the same throwing method. In fact, Randy Barnes only generated about half the force needed to throw the man that distance in his record breaking throw.
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