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Actually There’s a Paper On Physics of Spider-Man 2′s Train Stop Scene


Geeks surely tend to do something crazy, things which separate them from the rest of the world. Remember Spider-man 2, in it there was a scene when spider-man stops the train with his web. Students at University of Leicester actually used physics to exam how that web could hold up to the force of that train.

“It is often quoted that spiderwebs are stronger than steel, so we thought it would be interesting to see whether this held true for Spider-Man’s scaled-up version,” Alex Stone, a 21-year-old physics student at the United Kingdom’s University of Leicester, said in a statement. “Considering the subject matter we were surprised to find out that the webbing was portrayed accurately.”

After a fired research by James Forster, Mark Bryan, and Alex Stone and many more geeks, the force that world be required to stop a New York train packed with 1,000 passengers would be approximately 300,000 newtons, considering the speed of the train and the time it wold require to come back to rest. Obviously the entire thing latter on was on the power of the web, their stiffness, estimating the toughness of Spider-Man’s silk would need to be almost 500 megajoules per cubic meter {The toughest silk known to science, 10 times stronger than Kevlar}.

Check This Paper at Journal of Special Topics