27 December 2007

Boing Boing

Make a guess, what do you think this is?

If you recall my earlier entry a week ago, I was headed towards visiting my satellite factory. I was about to blog about this when I fell ill and as a result a disruption of a series of hospital entries.

So anyway, now that that's done and over with sans still partial hearing loss on the right ear, I shall continue from where I left off earlier.

I visited my satellite factory that produces mattress e.g. King Koil, Slumberland, Sealy, Serta-types and what you see in the photo is actually the inner spring frame of the mattress. (See picture left).

Here's the amazing thing. What you see in the picture is actually TEN of them mattress inner spring frames!

This is what it looks like from the front. That is 10 x Queen size inner spring mattress frames. Each frame when fully released will be 10" (25.4 cm) thick and so 10 mattress frames will be 100" (2.54 m) in total.

Notice the skull and crossbone sign? Read on.

As you know the inner springs were compressed, crated and steel strapped to keep them in place. In other words, as the warning says, there are at least 18,000 lbs (8,200 kg) of potential force waiting to burst.
Hmm.... suddenly I don't feel very smart just standing in front of it and gong gong take picture.

So. If one pallet is 18,000 lbs (8,200 kg) of force waiting to burst. Then surely the 5 pallets here = 5 x 18,000 lbs = 90,000 lbs (41,000 kg)?

Then like that I stand in front of it take photo like that machiam lagi not very smart x 5 hor?

Ok, here's a question to those who are good at Mechanics Mathematics.

If I were to stack these 5 pallets down and I sit right on top of it. Then I released all the steel straps, how high will I fly?

Will I langah a Boeing 744 at 35,000 ft?

Tell me.

Image Credit:
- Voxeros

1. JF left...
Thursday, 27 December 2007 5:21 pm
u never calculated your weight and gravitational pull which are the determining factors along with wind force.

2. Red Queen left...
Thursday, 27 December 2007 8:04 pm
You only want 744 ah?? I thought i was your dream to langah A380??? want oso want high class one mah...

3. JayWalk left...
Friday, 28 December 2007 12:34 am :: 
JF: Keep it simple and assuming no wind factor lah. Probably use Energy theorem to approach this.

RedQueen: Oh yah hor..... forgot about the A380 !

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