Four British physics students have calculated that Batman most certainly could not pull off the ol’ use-my-cape-to-glide-safely-to-the-ground trick he’s so fond of.
In a paper titled “Trajectory of a falling Batman”, the group argued that if he jumped from a 150-metre (492-foot) high building, the 4.7 meter (15-foot) wingspan of Batman’s cape would allow him to glide 350 meters (1148 feet).
However, he would reach a speed of 68 miles per hour (109 km per hour) before hitting the ground at a life-threatening speed of 50 mph.
However, these British poindexters failed to account for the crucial “goddamn” variable:
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