And then we spiral off into the sun cuz china fvcked up our gravitational orbit. Thanks Obama
@Cabbage Salesman, actually no, our path would just be slightly more elliptical. *the more you know*
@Funny Pic 100000, No, we would probably spiral off if it could jar the earth that much. It wouldn't just move a few thousand miles and stop. Then again this can't even work. The more you know... *Shows off Buzzkill Academy Degree*
@VaporStrike, completely ignoring the impossibility of the whole Chinese jump thing, if the earth was moved that small of an amount (judging by the relative size of the meteor that is some how burning outside of earth's atmosphere) in any direction, it would not spiral in or out of the sun's orbit, the orbital path would be slightly more elliptical. The more you know...
I've checked the science. This is real
I asked my science teacher if this was possible several years ago. She told me to stop asking questions. She got fired.
Saw it on the Internet, so it must be true!
*how china will look like idiots when an asteroid hits the earth
Even assuming something like this was possible, what would cause the earth to stop? It would most likely be knocked out of orbit if it moved so much so quickly
This is a gif to make people laugh. I don't get why people just intrude on the fun.
Even if all the people in the world were in a one mile radius, and they jumped like this, it would cause the world to move about a foot.
Anyone else see the vsauce video about this?
Seems legit. But there's always that one person who jumps too late or too early.. Or not high enough... Or too high. And screws it up for everyone.
The people who made this gif know very well this isn't possible. "That's the joke!"
Still cant stop Godzilla
@Scary Thoughts, Godzilla is in japan, this says china
China, China Prime, China Prime Prime Prine!
Actually, the earth would move apparently less than the width of an atom if everyone on the planet jumped. Here's a link depicting the consequences of fitting all 7 billion of us into an area the size of Rhode island and having us jump simultaneously: http://what-if.xkcd.com/8/
Then we wouldnt stop and the days, years, and seasons would change because of different orbit
Who needs physics anyways?
I know this is meant to be exaggerated, but seriously, whoever made this GIF obviously has NO knowledge of physics, specifically gravity. Speaking breifly, for every force there is an equal and opposite force, so jumping in the air would actually cause the earth's force (against the humans) to disapear and Earth would go in the opposite direction, even more so than if the people in China suddenly found a lot of stomping energy from nowhere. GAWD, scientific accuracy is important guys...
@SplurginPersian, Plot twist: they were jumping on the bottom
@BadKnight, lol I see your point, but we're still looing at at least 40,000 miles of movement off orbital couse in the span of a second or two. Even if that were possibe, everyone would die upon the first miliseconds.
@SplurginPersian, you must be fun at parties
@IronHawk, oh, you have no idea...when the other person walks away from conversation doesn't that mean they're having too good of a time?
@SplurginPersian, you're that guy who ruins movies and anime for people aren't you?
@SplurginPersian, hey, you graduated from Kill Joke University too? What year?
@SplurginPersian, what degree did you get at Killjoke University?
@SplurginPersian, excuse me sir, but I believe you have a broom stuck in your @ss somewhere
@SplurginPersian, if you're going to kill a joke, at least be correct about it. The law of action-reaction completely disproves your comment. As you said, equal and opposite, that would mean that no matter what, earth is exerting the same force on us as we are on it. And the collective mass of every human on earth isn't even remotely close to Earth's. So nothing will happen at all if everyone would jump all at once, let alone the entirety of China.
@SplurginPersian, Futurama did it
@SplurginPersian, I love science it's my favourite subject. But I mean it's a joke so who cares
@Jenny Talia, thank you for being correct
@SplurginPersian, nerd alert
@TheSixthDoctor, Damn people, I'm actually not nerdy or a know it all, I just know general things about science. Didn't mean to ruin your precious joke at the sake of being downvoted to hell and put at the opposite end of a clusterf*ck firing squad. And if that's your idea of a joke, I suggest you all buy funnier personalities, cause where I've seen this app going in the past couple years (the golden days 2-4 years ago are gone), it's just a gathering of emotional, self-conscience, ill-witted 12 year olds or man-childs who's lives are so meaningless that today, put the integrity of a bad joke as holding more value than knowledge, and knowledge that I myself don't have much of since I'm just turning 18. And the only time I've seen anyone compassionate towards another commenter is only when they post a very long rant about a recent accomplishment, realization, or experience they had. Don't add value to your lives, you're the product of 3.9 billion years of evolution, shape up people.
@SplurginPersian, who are you to judge others like that? The action reaction thing is true but you forgot the constant downward force of gravity. If they were to jump and land like rag dolls then yes but they're stomping down which will give an unbalance to the equal force. This is exaggerated but stop being a buzz kill, this is funny and if you don't like this app then delete it. No one wants a judgemental prick wasting more of our time.
@SplurginPersian, first off your little science tirade was inaccurate second I found this gif funnier than a lot of recent pictures. This app has always had good days and bad days, I don't ever remember an update that every picture was funny. Plus, we have gifs now, that's a pretty big deal to those who've been here awhile.
We obese Americans change the Earth's path several times daily in this case. ..
Let's all try this.. Tomorrow 12 pm
@LonelyShadow, which timezone? Or do you want to start a giant Mexican wave?
According to Vsauce, if all of humanity got into one place and jumped, we still wouldn't be able to move the Earth by much.
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The biggest problem with this picture is the amount of obese people on the other side of the world (America), I think, would absorb the shock.
@Box of Rocks, sorry, gif, not picture
I was expecting them to all fly up together and punch it or something.