The Internet loves a good joke. The joke should be a one-liner though, and optimally, has some single element that allows for expression of individual creativity, insight, or extension. Photoshop battles are a great example of this – particularly when instructions are intentionally misunderstood, exaggerated, or extrapolated. Less common perhaps, but all the funnier, are those that involve some degree of physics. Take Dwayne Johnson's Skyscraper movie poster, for example. While visually balanced and successfully emphasizing the extreme position he somehow finds himself in, the poster leaves one wondering about the practicality and the physics of it all. The internet set to work doing some calculations to help us out:
It started with this simple parabolic exploration:
progressed to more advanced calculations:
with someone well-trained to show their work:
and reaches the only possible conclusion:
To see the full thread, and get some additional laughs, check out the post here: "People Notice There’s Something Wrong With The Rock’s New Movie Poster, And Things Escalate Quickly"
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