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whitneymcn:

XKCD answers the question “what would happen if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90% the speed of light?”

“The answer turns out to be ‘a lot of things’, and they all happen very quickly, and it doesn’t end well for the batter (or the pitcher). I sat down with some physics books, a Nolan Ryan action figure, and a bunch of videotapes of nuclear tests and tried to sort it all out.” 

whitneymcn:

XKCD answers the question what would happen if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90% the speed of light?

“The answer turns out to be ‘a lot of things’, and they all happen very quickly, and it doesn’t end well for the batter (or the pitcher). I sat down with some physics books, a Nolan Ryan action figure, and a bunch of videotapes of nuclear tests and tried to sort it all out.” 

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    A careful reading of official Major League Baseball Rule 6.08(b) suggests that in this situation, the batter would be...
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    Science and Baseball together! Good stuff.
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    "Suppose you’re watching from a hilltop outside the city. The first thing you see is a blinding light, far outshining...
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    Awesome post is awesome.
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    Funny enough, a similar effect occurs when said pitcher starts a gaming company without any game development experience...
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