[ExI] India and China signed a high speed train deal.

Rafal Smigrodzki rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com
Fri Sep 26 11:56:52 UTC 2014

On Tue, Sep 23, 2014 at 5:52 PM, spike <spike66 at att.net> wrote:

> It could be done.  Many of us have hung onto a motorcycle at 100 mph.  I
> wouldn't want to try to cling to a smooth surface at that speed, but it
> wouldn't be that hard if they gave them something to grasp.  Bugs
> reeeeaaallly hurt when you hit them at that speed.  On second thought, they
> don't feel a thing.  But the prole who hit the bug hurts and gets covered
> in
> a gooey mess.

### The Mythbusters determined that a direct head hit by a bug can
decapitate (i.e. dislocate the cervical spine of) a motorbike rider under
plausible assumptions about bike speed and bug size. Their demonstrations
are very instructive and yes, gooey.

What is the largest bug you can encounter while hanging on to a train in
India? This could be a risky proposition.

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