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Date: 04/04/14 06:42 AM

9 Responses to Boing! Boing! Boing! [Gif]

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    peppyprep Female 13-17
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    April 4, 2014 at 6:09 am
    Link: Boing! Boing! Boing! - I could watch this all day.
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    broizfam Male 60-69
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    April 4, 2014 at 7:23 am
    Here`s the full video.
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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
    5097 posts
    April 4, 2014 at 7:47 am
    Here`s the source site.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    April 4, 2014 at 9:34 am
    Whoever made this never took physics. The elephant and his trunk would fall at the same rate. The only thing that might cause the elephant`s trunk to flip upward would be wind, which would not be a factor until the elephant attained a significant downward velocity.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14656 posts
    April 4, 2014 at 9:58 am
    Ollie, what is the terminal velocity of an elephant.

    Before you ask... African.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    April 4, 2014 at 10:53 am
    @ OldOllie: Actually, you got me thinking. I suppose the only "whip effect" of the trunk would occur on the trampoline bounce at the bottom of the cycles, right? I`m thinking there`d be some delay in the trunk`s reversal of motion relative to the rest of the animal, yes? But once both body and trunk had attained an upward velocity, you`re right: trunk and body would fall at the same rate together, aside from wind resistance.

    I think the person modeling this was misled by thinking that the trunk would behave similarly at the bottom and the top of the bounces.

    Feel free, of course, to expand on this or correct anything I`ve botched. Kind of an interesting thought experiment, actually.
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5879 posts
    April 4, 2014 at 11:23 am
    Thought about this;
    You lift your arms up at the top of the boing, so that you can bring them downwards the bottom of the boing. This enables you to provide the energy input to the system necessary to sustain the simple harmonic oscillation.
    Brer Heffalump is doing the same, but lacking arms, he uses his trunk.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33142 posts
    April 4, 2014 at 3:18 pm
    @OldOllie: Perhaps he`s just raising his trunk at the top of the jump because he`s having fun? :-)
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    pirhomaniak Male 30-39
    238 posts
    April 4, 2014 at 6:25 pm
    Fake. Elephants can`t jump.

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