Friday, May 25, 2007
It's Edu-Tainment! .... pt. 2
You'd think Stan Lee wrote this.
Anyhoo, let's remember that this was written in the 1940's, so hard data about the effects of space travel was nonexistent. That being the case, writers could only guess.
Of course, zero gravity would make one seem stronger because you could toss things around up there that you couldn't get an inch off the ground down here on terra firma. But making one's muscles a thousand times mighter than normal? Not so much.
You see, while the chains would be lighter due to a lack of gravitational pull, they would be just as dense, so actually breaking the chains ain't happenin'. Good try, though.
Maybe it's one of those Wile E. Coyote things where he runs off the cliff and doesn't fall until he realizes there's no ground underneath him... Ted thinks he's stronger, so snappity-snap go the chains!