• Question: do you die before you hit the ground if you jump off a really high building

    Asked by bluedogwithanafro to Rachael, Poonam, Patience, Joseph, Hywel on 14 Jun 2010 in Categories: .
    • Photo: Dr Hywel Jones

      Dr Hywel Jones answered on 14 Jun 2010:

      That’s a really morbid question. Why don’t you think about it and see if you can work it out. Some stunt men jump off high buildings into airbags etc. Do they die? Is there a difference?

    • Photo: Poonam Kaushik

      Poonam Kaushik answered on 14 Jun 2010:

      well a person do not die AFTER JUMPING and before hitting the ground. He/she dies after hitting the ground as this hitting causes lots of damage to body and body parts. Various bones are negatively impacted due to hitting and it results in fatal injury.

    • Photo: Joseph Cook

      Joseph Cook answered on 14 Jun 2010:

      This is a bit morbid. If falling from a great height were to kill you before impact, then every parachute jump ever taken would have resulted in death. I would guess that it’s possible to die from the shock of falling, but it’s probably the impact that usually kills people that jump off high buildings. I don’t recommend trying.