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But Steele’s heavier then feathers...
@big freedom, I read that in his voice
@big freedom, a kg of feathers is heavier than a kg of steel because you also have to live with the weight of what you did to those birds
@Tentastic, the only proper answer to that question
*drops 1 kg of feathers on his head from 1m above it.
Ok. That wasn't so bad.
*drops 1kg of steel on his head from 1 m above.
That looks like it hurt. Huh. Maybe there's something to this. Here're your keys. Drive into this lake. The cool water will wash away your pain.
@mas2de, not really. They just have different aerodynamic and material properties. The ballistic coefficient of the feathers would cause them to decelerate rapidly and on top of that, a bunch of feathers deforms much mor easily than a block of steel, so the difference in damage comes from those two things, not from the weight difference.
Ballistic coefficients? Decelerate?
You're overthinking this.
Dropped onto his head "from 1 meter above his head". Air drag here Really is negligible just like in physics 1. (Depending on how tightly the feathers are packed. I'm assuming equal volume spheres here)
I should just edit my comment to make it more clear, shouldn't I.
@mas2de, didn’t read the 1 m part. But either way, especially with feathers, major deceleration would occur.
If the kilogram of feathers is on another planet with less gravity, sure. Kilogram is a measurement of mass
@Darth Panserbjorne, was hoping someone else would see that. It’s not weight
@Darth Panserbjorne, actually, inconveniently, it is also generally (and informally) used as a measure of weight on the surface of the Earth so it can get quite confusing. However in rigorous technical or scientific usage, you’re correct.
@HammerOfHerertics, so what you are saying is that i am technically correct, the best kind of correct?
Someone explain who that is?
@StarsAyyy, It‘s Limmy from Limmy‘s show
@StarsAyyy, there’s a video of the guy answering the question “what’s heavier, a kg of steel, or a kg of feathers”. A timer ticks down and he answers: “a kg of steel”. Then some others try to explain that they’re both the same weight and he can’t wrap his head around it.
@2807Ollie, but what really sells it is the accents
@2807Ollie, I have that video saved on my phone. Then, when I'm feeling down, or stupid, I watch it 17 times. And laugh each time
@StarsAyyy, This a skit from a Scottish TV show called Limmy's Show in which Limmy, the person showed, has to be told that a kilogramme of steel and a kilogramme of feathers are the same weight, even though he says steel is heavier in a normal situation and he does not believe it and left confused.
@2807Ollie, *gets vasectomy*