# Math Geek Sight Gag: Who Gets This? [Pic]

Submitted by: orange_panty 6 years ago in
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OK, which one of you mathletes can figure this joke out for the rest of us dummies?
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Male 37
As Jeremy Clarkson once said, "Its not the speed that kills you, its coming to a sudden and abrupt halt".
Male 464
Its obvious really, look at the damn letters!
Male 66
It`s not the fall that kills you it`s the sudden decleration
Male 113
I will admit, I didn`t really get the equations themselves. Physics has never been my strong point (or maths for that matter :p) more of a biologist.

But I did gather that V is velocity and F is probably force. Plus the fact that there`s an obvious diagram of a guy falling. It`s rather intuitive.
Male 77
It`s not the velocity that kills you, it the Force (fml... lol)
Male 734
I don`t think that someone is a geek if they understand this. Someone is a drating idiot if they don`t understand this.
Female 47
Hahahahaha... If you get this, thank your physics teacher... If you don`t, crawl back under the rock you came from.
Male 17
Not so much math as Physics, but when has IAB ever truly known it`s stuff on this?
Female 812
T-shirt?
Male 123
Yep, I`m totally jelly
Male 1,744
oh god i lol`ed. geek or no, that`s awesome
Male 2,306
Kernel sounds jealous.
Male 705
D:
Male 1,582
for those of you who didn`t take physics but want to get the joke:

What the symbols mean:
velocity final = velocity initial + acceleration times time

force = mass times change in velocity over change in time

Literal translation:
It`s not the downward speed that kills you, it`s the force.

Actual translation:
It`s not the fall that kills you, it`s the sudden stop at the end.
Male 14
It`s Not the velocity that kills you but the sudden change in acceleration.
Male 123
Seriously, everybody, shut the drat up. I don`t give a poo how "easy" it was for you or how early your school taught it.
Male 123
I get it! Who can`t understand it? It`s so simple! My school had this in xth grade! See, I`m smart!

Someone congratulate me! Please! I need validation from the internet!
Male 429
delta V delta t? l2derivative
Male 2,893
If you don`t get this, you are a f*cking dumbsh*t.
Male 2,988
easy
Male 2,390
you took physics in 9th grade? I had to wait till I was a senior. but I still got it.
Female 500
Ninth grade? 420foy, your school has that way early! With us, it`s 11th and 12th grades. And optional, at that.
Female 9,557
"c`mon guys, this is drating 9TH GRADE PHYSICS FOR dratS SAKE."

Well some of our schools sucked at science education, like mine.
Male 515
if there should be any complaints is that the velocity equation doesn`t take into account for air resistance, learn your differential equations.
Male 25,417
lol
Male 670
c`mon guys, this is drating 9TH GRADE PHYSICS FOR dratS SAKE.
Male 5,194
It would probably be better described as the "jerk" function (the derivative of acceleration) which forms a characteristic and easily identifiable inflection point near the end of the otherwise-flat acceleration curve.
Male 362
actually its not the change in velocity that kills you, but the uneven change in velocity. if your gut decelerates faster than your pack, then you will be squished
Male 1,451
Geez, look at how many "math geeks" are failing at this one. "F" people, not A. It`s the FORCE of the impact. Yes, it is due to the acceleration. Technically it is the "impulse" that kills you.
Male 588
It`s not the fart that kills it`s the smell.
Male 22
Don`t you learn this stuff when you`re around 15? guys? really?
Male 537
Its not the velocity that kills you, its the sudden deceleration.

Is IAB retarded or something?
Male 1,929
It`s not the speed that kills you SEMICOLON it`s the stopping.
Male 2,121
Speed never killed anyone. Acceleration is to blame.
Male 256
Also know as moment.
Female 68
Once again, I`m so glad I`m not a geek.
Male 217
Simple Physics:
It`s not the final velocity (speed) that kills you, it`s the force of the ground decelerating you. Force = mass * acceleration, and acceleration is change in velocity over change in time (hence the triangle v over triangle t)
Male 85
it`s not the change in energy, it`s the momentum.
Male 24
It`s not the fall that hurts, but when you hit the ground.

Isn`t that a song by The Ceasars?
Male 379
Wow, it is an old saying broken down into an equation. If you don`t get this, go back to school (and yes I`m getting laid tonight).
Male 358
its not the velocity you have that kills you, but the rapid deceleration at the end.
Male 649
Also.......Portal.......that is all
Female 728
"If you get this, it means you`re not getting laid...ever"

On the contrary; intelligence is sexy.
Male 1,627
its saying its the suddent drop at the end.
F = force m= mass V=velocity T=time
Male 3,076
XD
Who doesn`t gets this?
Female 21
"If you get this, it means you`re not getting laid...ever"

Or it just shows that you got a Highschool education...
Male 649
Basically, for those of you who don`t understand math humor, it`s not the fall that kills you.....it`s the impact.
Male 10,440
It`s not the speed, it`s the acceleration, or deceleration rather.

Not funny. I could just as easily say it`s not the acceleration but the impact force on internal organs.

Or not even that... it`s the lack of tensile strength in organ tissue
Male 69
Wow guys. Half of y`all have no clue what`s going on.
The first equation is just an equation to figure out velocity with a given initial velocity and acceleration and time.
The second equation measures the amount of force, or time to slow down an object which weighs mass, m, and is traveling at velocity, v.
Basically the heavier of an object you are, the more time or force it takes to slow you down (without getting hurt) sooo don`t jump off a damn building.
Male 2,516
it`s not the F that kills you, it`s the R = -F
Male 426
first equation is to figure velocity and the second one is to measure force. it`s not the velocity that kills you its the force, or in original sayings, it`s not the fall that kills you, it`s that impact at the end.
Male 19
@showstoprake
physics is based on math...
Male 3,482
I can`t believe how few people get this.

I nearly failed high school physics, and I still understand it.

However, upon getting it, all I can think of it Portal...

"Speedy thing go in. Speedy thing come out."
Male 15,832
"It`s not the fall that kills you; it`s the landing"

Okay, what did I win?
Male 312
The nerd inside me is laughing
Male 842
I got it, and I`m not a physics/math person. I just know the saying really well.
Female 1,203
Sahton...so I didn`t get this. Graduated from high school with honors. Now I`m in a liberal arts college, one of the top 100 in the nation. You are trollin`!!!
Male 351
Not really math, more physics (yes a type of math, but at least at my school separated)
Male 256
@Sathon: The Delt(T) confused me for half a second. After seeing the `t` and then seeing a "T" my mind instinctively referenced thermodynamics and assigned delt(T) to change in temperature. Then I scratched my head and said "Whaaa?". Oooooh ... TIME again :-)
Male 5,624
Saved.
Male 248
Actually, if you don`t get this, it means you`re a high school dropout. Who`s probably not getting laid.

As a side note, why does the second equation use a capital T for time (whereas the first one uses a lower case t as it should)? Inconsistency much?
Male 2,384
yes i understand, that i have sex
Male 2,056
makes me interested in next year (woo, 11 and 12 physics in the same year)
Male 535
it`s a physics geek, not math!!!
Female 307
oh come on, i don`t even take physics and i got this.
Female 3,001
heh, i get it...
its not even that complicated, nothing compared to some of the posts recently on here
Male 1,071
If you get this, it means you`re not getting laid...ever
Male 101
It means its not the velocity that kills you, its the force lol. Hooray for High school physics.
Male 1,222
Pretty easy, the final velocity is equal to your initial one plus what you accelerate in a period of time. In other words, if you are a dot in space, and you start to accelerate, i can measure your speed at any time.
The second one is force thats generated by your mass times the acceleration you have, the more acceleration, the more force youll apply.
Still, for this joke, they could have gone a bit further away, including terminal velocity, volume, mass, etc. Poor joke
Male 54
Its final velocity = initial velocity + acceleration (usually gravity) x time. And Force = mass * change in velocity / change in time (aka acceleration, F=ma)
Male 13
Math is the language of physics. They are very much intertwined
Male 90
Maths and Physics are different you numskulls! This is Physics! And also the The notations are different from from the standard ones usually used
Male 474
Velocity of a falling object is equal to the initial velocity of the object, plus the altitude of the object and the time it takes the object to fall. The force of impact is equal to the mass of the object times the Velocity of the object over the rate of time.
Female 362
It bugs me that they used T instead of t in the second equation and V instead of v in both, it looks like they`re saying Force = mass*(change in Volume/change in Temperature).
Male 734
Physics concepts are represented by mathematical equations. Don`t you see mathematical equations? I don`t understand how someone can say that this is not mathematics, it`s algebra in its simplest form.
Male 812
It`s physics, not math you dumb sh*t..
Male 1,293
Joshius - not momentum, impulse (rate of change of momentum)
Male 3,894
the question is who DOESN`T get this?
Female 1,356
Male 8,302
"It`s not plunging down in the direction the V`s are pointing that kills you, it`s landing on those sharp triangles at the bottom and screaming `Fuuuu...`"
Male 9
It`s not the fall that kills you, it`s your momentum Actually.
Male 27
Its not the final velocity that kills you (initial velocity + (acceleration x time))its the force of impact (mass x (change in velocity/change in time)
Male 437

It`s not the fall that kills you, it`s the sudden stop at the end.

First equation is for the final velocity at impact. Second equation is for the force of impact, determined by the change in velocity over the change in time, multiplied by the mass. Large change in velocity over a short period of time (ie sudden stop) = big force.
Male 256
I wish I got it
Male 47
its not the fall that kills you, its the sudden fact that you would be aressed for atmpted suicide.
Female 570
yay i got it! :D
i remember studying those formulas a few years ago, i kinda miss it, it was kinda fun...
Male 1,587
more physics than math... well... I don`t think you can separate them completely but ya get my drift.

I totally got this. The animation made me think of Portal, which is ironic since there is no fall damage in portal, even at terminal velocity.
Male 7,808
made me giggle a little, just because I had to reach back into the vault to remember my physics courses for this one.
Male 11
Student_Law

I Norwegian the word "fart" = "speed" in english, and the word "smell" = "impact".
That`s why we always say: "It`s not the fart that kills you. It`s the smell...

I`m from sweden we say that to, it`s way funnier then some math joke...
Male 875
got most of it

SUCK IT CHINA!
Male 1,010
I Norwegian the word "fart" = "speed" in english, and the word "smell" = "impact".

That`s why we always say: "It`s not the fart that kills you. It`s the smell..."
Male 323
@Crayola96

I understand that you are retarded. the second equation solves for net force.
its the mass times velocity over time that kills you. its the force that kills you.

mitochondria. lol

its the
Male 734
@Crayola96 No, the first equation is velocity, not calculating speed. Speed and velocity are fundamentally different. Speed does not account for direction, velocity does. The second equation is force, not velocity. That`s what the big "F" means.
Female 34
It`s not the speed that kills you, it`s the force.
Female 68
Don`t get, and dÃ¸n`t care.
Male 2,028
Physics is not math.
Female 579
ignore me though because i don`t know what i talk about sometimes.
Female 579
sometimes it is the fall that kills you. terminal velocity
Female 3
First equation is used for calculating speed. Second one is used for calculating velocity.

Therefore, as others have already said, its not the speed of the fall that will kill you, its the force at which you fall.
Male 3,915
didn`t need to know math to understand that....

i guess IAB should take a common sense class
Male 734
The equation for velocity (the first equation) does not account for the mass of the object, without mass there can be no force. Therefore, if you had no mass your brains wouldn`t splatter at impact. However, you do have mass and therefore your brains will splatter at impact. That`s the joke, not very funny really.
Male 757
its not the speed that kills you, its the sudden stop... i only knew the first equation but the picture really gives it away
Male 51
"It`s not the fall that kills you, its the sudden stop."

Second equation is the force of hitting the ground.
Male 12
It`s not the fall that kills you, it`s the sudden stop at the end.
Male 5
The first equation is for your final speed at the moment of impact (the fall). The second equation is for the force that you will hit with (the sudden stop at the end)
Male 3,745
common sence says that if you could fall forever then obviously a floor cant kill you...falling + blood on floor = death

hows that for math...
Male 1,148
Vf = vi + at is a mechanics equation to work out the speed, particularly of falling objects

but Force = mass x acceleration (or change in speed over time) is what affects what force you`d feel from falling
Male 1,920
Pretty sure it means, its not the speed (v) or height (a?) that kills you, its the force of the impact (F)
Male 809
it`s not the fall that kills you, it`s the sudden stop at the end.
Male 55
Its not the fall that kills you, its the deceleration...

AKA falling doesn`t hurt you, but hitting the ground does.
Male 102
Velocity + acceleration x time. That`s as far as I got :-/
Male 835
It`s not the fall that kills you, it`s the sudden deceleration syndrome.
Male 2,670
It`s not the fall that kills you, but the sudden stop at the bottom.
Female 6
it`s not math, its physics. those are the formulas for final velocity and for force...its saying its not the velocity youre moving at that kills you, its the force that you hit the ground with
Male 166
it`s not the (final velocity = initial velocity + acceleration(9.81m/s^2) * time) that kills you, it`s the ( force = momentum * change in velocity / change in time). fall/stop.
Male 248
it`s not the fall that gets you, it`s the sudden stop.
Male 575
The first equation is solving for final velocity where as the second is solving for force ... probably the force of hitting the ground. Thats what I think at least. I`m probably wrong.
Male 3,060
You really don`t get it?
Female 596
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