# What If You Belly Flop From 100 Feet (30 meters)?

by birtanpublished on September 2, 2020

There's lots of stories of people surviving falls from incredible Heights including one of a woman surviving a fall from a whopping 33,000 feet after being sucked out of a plane On January 26th 1972 flight attendant vesna vulovic fell an

Astonishing 30 3,300 feet from her airplane in the mountains of Czechoslovakia suffering from brain hemorrhage several crushed vertebrae and two broken legs she was not expected to survive

But awoke from a coma two days later but while events like that maybe freak occurrences what would actually happen if say you belly flopped from 100 feet high directly onto water well first water is soft and thus safer

Than the ground right well not quite see when you fall your body begins accelerating and the potential energy stored in your body is turned into kinetic energy the longer a fall lasts the more kinetic energy you generate

Until hitting a peak maximum based off your mass and total acceleration in short the longer you fall and the bigger you are the more kinetic energy you generate but when you finally hit a surface and come to a stop all that

Kinetic energy is then transferred to the impact site now when you hit a liquid all of these same physics are in play but as a dynamic medium water can actually move and be displaced which is why you can generally survive falls from

A greater elevation but with enough speed mass and kinetic energy even a liquid like water can behave very very unexpectedly at a height of 100 feet the average person will reach a velocity of roughly 80 feet per second or 54 miles

Per hour as your body impacts the water it transfers all its kinetic energy to the water forcing water molecules to move away but at such high speeds the water molecules are forced to move too much too quickly and encounter massive

Resistance from every other water molecule it pushes against this creates a reactionary force that pushes back against the object forcing the water to move in this case your own body greater the surface area the larger the

Amount of water that is forced to try to get out of your way in a shorter amount of time so the greater the force exerted back on you that means that from a height of 100 feet and an average speed reach 254 miles per hour a belly-flop

Carries a strong chance of outright death though even if you don't die you may wish you had at these speeds water can exert so much force on your body that it'll shatter bones and rupture organs causing massive internal

Hemorrhaging while trained cliff divers do routinely make jumps from these Heights they have learned how to properly enter the water and increase their rate of deceleration thus reducing the amount of force returned so while it

May look like great fun maybe it's best to always leave the cliff diving to the professionals if you want to make fuzzy and nuts happy click that like button and subscribe to their Channel

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