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Jumping into a pair of jeans

Postby jjfortherear » Thu Dec 09, 2010 2:30 am UTC

Consider this a challenge: Jump into a pair of jeans (not shorts), from whatever height you like. The only rules are you have to be able to do it with nothing but the pair of jeans (assume you're locked naked in a room, only with a comfortably fitting pair of jeans, and a platform of adjustable height), and you obviously have to survive the fall. No parachutes or anything else to slow your fall, and you have to land standing up with the pants crotch touching yours. I don't think it's possible (thought it up in 7th grade gym when I got tired of the inefficiency of putting jeans on every day).

If we get some maths that PROVE you can't do it in the time it takes for a human to land standing from the maximum possible height, I guess we could throw a trampoline in to double the time, but try without first.
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Re: Jumping into a pair of jeans

Postby thoughtfully » Thu Dec 09, 2010 3:53 am UTC

If you're suggesting you toss the jeans down and jump after them, then yeah, you're probably out of luck. You'll catch up with them, since they have a lot more air resistence and weigh less, but they'll crumple as they fall. You might be able to pull them up when you catch up to them, but that's stretching credulity. On the other hand, what's to stop you from tossing them just ahead of you as you jump, then pulling them up? That's not letting gravity do any of the work for you, though. Or rather, your climb up the platform doing any of the work for you.

If they were mounted and you just fell into them, that wouldn't be so hard to do at all, especially if you fell down a chute :)
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Re: Jumping into a pair of jeans

Postby Twistar » Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:09 am UTC

It's not really the same but I can put my jeans on with no hands.

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Re: Jumping into a pair of jeans

Postby jjfortherear » Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:11 am UTC

Of course you don't throw the jeans, you hold onto the waist and try to jump into them (at least that's the best method I can think of). Might help to scrunch up the lets so that you've basically just got two holes to stick your legs into, but then your holes are smaller than they'd be otherwise.
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Re: Jumping into a pair of jeans

Postby masher » Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:29 am UTC

Just do what Wallace does.

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Re: Jumping into a pair of jeans

Postby Zamfir » Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:11 pm UTC

Mathematical proof that it is possible:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pShf2VuAu_Q

This required typing "jump into jeans" in google to find. Do I have leet research skills or waht?
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Re: Jumping into a pair of jeans

Postby TaintedDeity » Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:16 pm UTC

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Re: Jumping into a pair of jeans

Postby Moose Hole » Thu Dec 09, 2010 6:30 pm UTC

Don't put jeans on while you're naked unless you like your pubes caught in zipper teeth.

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Re: Jumping into a pair of jeans

Postby Aelfyre » Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:59 pm UTC

Moose Hole wrote:Don't put jeans on while you're naked unless you like your pubes caught in zipper teeth.


or you shave or wax them off. (the pubes not the zipper teeth)
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Re: Jumping into a pair of jeans

Postby Moose Hole » Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:01 pm UTC

Aelfyre wrote:
Moose Hole wrote:Don't put jeans on while you're naked unless you like your pubes caught in zipper teeth.


or you shave or wax them off. (the pubes not the zipper teeth)
Fair enough, but also don't have a boner.

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Re: Jumping into a pair of jeans

Postby jjfortherear » Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:26 pm UTC

preeeeeetty good, but the only one where the guy was actually holding them himself (the situation I described) was the first one, and in it he was jumping off a springy bed, effectively doubling his air time, but this myth looks confirmed to me.
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Re: Jumping into a pair of jeans

Postby grythyttan » Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:11 pm UTC

Moose Hole wrote:
Aelfyre wrote:
Moose Hole wrote:Don't put jeans on while you're naked unless you like your pubes caught in zipper teeth.


or you shave or wax them off. (the pubes not the zipper teeth)
Fair enough, but also don't have a boner.
And be circumcised.
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Re: Jumping into a pair of jeans

Postby Magnanimous » Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:27 pm UTC

grythyttan wrote:
Moose Hole wrote:
Aelfyre wrote:
Moose Hole wrote:Don't put jeans on while you're naked unless you like your pubes caught in zipper teeth.


or you shave or wax them off. (the pubes not the zipper teeth)
Fair enough, but also don't have a boner.
And be circumcised.

Or become circumcised. :(

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Re: Jumping into a pair of jeans

Postby Sungura » Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:18 am UTC

Magnanimous wrote:
grythyttan wrote:
Moose Hole wrote:Fair enough, but also don't have a boner.
And be circumcised.

Or become circumcised. :(
Some of us don't have to worry about such things.
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Re: Jumping into a pair of jeans

Postby Zarq » Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:06 pm UTC

Sungura wrote:
Magnanimous wrote:
grythyttan wrote:
Moose Hole wrote:Fair enough, but also don't have a boner.
And be circumcised.

Or become circumcised. :(
Some of us don't have to worry about such things.


Oh really now?

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