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How Fast is the Flash?

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2015-09-10 21:38:42 Category: Education מאת:
Subscribe for more: http://tinyurl.com/khwu8ej "I can think at the speed of light. I can perceive events that last for less than an attosecond. I can run faster than time. What do I see when I run across the country, Superman? I see everything. And everyone." -The Flash The Flash is the fastest man alive and perhaps the most iconic speedy superhero in pop culture, but exactly how fast is he? What are the extents of his powers? And what would they imply in real life? Is this scarlet speedster bound by any scientific explanation, or is he just too far across the imaginary axis to make any sense? Well, logical or not, we've got numbers, and there IS a cap on how fast anything can get, so he must have a limit somewhere, right? ...Right? Have a question? Ask in the comments, or e-mail us at asktheimaginaryaxis@gmail.com How Does Superman Fly? Find the answer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qC7601wD_Us Or if you're more interested in superheroes that are... ahem... less than whelming, check this out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qC7601wD_Us More on the Flash: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flash_(comics) http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Flash_Family And, of course, the Speed Force: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speed_Force http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Speed_Force McDonalds calorie calculations (fully dressed Big Mac and medium vanilla milkshake) from the information provided here: http://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en/food/full_menu/full_menu_explorer.html Nuclear fusion is hard to explain. Try here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_fusion https://what-if.xkcd.com/1/ What would it be like if the Flash ran through your town without the Speed Force? http://nuclearsecrecy.com/nukemap/ More on special relativity and light speed: http://www.fromquarkstoquasars.com/why-do-objects-increase-in-mass-as-they-get-faster/ http://www.einstein-online.info/elementary/specialRT/emc http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/jan/12/einstein-theory-of-relativity-speed-of-light White Dwarf Stars: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaXQecALzCk https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_dwarf How short is an attosecond? http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/but-not-simpler/tag/attosecond/#.VfEdSJ1Viko Planck Time: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planck_time http://www.universetoday.com/79418/planck-time/ http://www.physlink.com/Education/AskExperts/ae281.cfm?CFID=34634805&CFTOKEN=d5765aeb05e834c3-633A35A0-15C5-EE01-B90256BA27E6BFAE Speed Calculations: https://www.narutoforums.org/xfa-blog-entry/wallys-speed-holy-fucking-shit-edition.18917/ http://outskirtsbattledomewiki.com/index.php/13-general-obd-terms/161-comprehensive-speed-scale http://en.memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Warp_factor http://www.tor.com/2014/12/08/star-wars-how-fast-is-the-millennium-falcon/ http://forums.hero-academia.com/xfa-blog-entry/marvel-two-in-one-bit-feats-part-2-final-tally.25405/ Flash Wallpaper Art: http://blo0p.deviantart.com/gallery/32499734/Super-Hero-Posters Clips From: The Flashpoint Paradox White dwarves: literal diamonds in the sky Understanding the Actual Distances within the Solar System Planck Length: Smallest Thing in the Universe - Microscopic Universe Sonic Unleashed BBC 2015 IAAF World Championships 100m Final Hellsing Avengers: Age of Ultron Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Pokémon: Omega Ruby Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Kingdom Hearts Star Trek: The Original Series Iron Man Star Wars Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Men in Black "Secrets of the Schoolyard" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Hall of the Mountain King" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Pamgaea" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ The Flash and all related characters and media are properties of DC Comics. A Time Warner Company. No copyright infringement intended.