Monday, January 25, 2010

Physics of the Megashark

Sitting in my Netflix queue waiting to be watched is “Megashark vs. Giant Octopus.” A movie who’s title alone guarantees cheesy entertainment and terrible science. One infamous scene has the Megashark leaping out of the water and taking down an airplane. Yes, an airplane. Absurd as that sounds, the physics required for such a feat are even worse than you can imagine. Luckily, there’s a nice infographic demonstrating this point.

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