I Dunno, Maybe They’ll Get It

I feel it’s time to give a big shout-out to two readers in particular – Christopher and Danno- because no matter how hard I try, I can’t stump them in my quizzes.

But I’ll just keep trying.

Okay Christopher and Danno, if a freight train is travelling at 90 miles an hour and a puck travelling at 89 miles an hour from Bobby Rousseau’s’ slapshot is coming the other way and hits the engineer in the head, how big will the dent be in the engineer’s head?

7 thoughts on “I Dunno, Maybe They’ll Get It”

  1. Well it wouldn’t hit him in the first place as under AAR (Association of American Railways) rules all locomotives (and cabooses, if they still exist) must have installed FRA approved (bullet proof) glass.

  2. Thanks for that, Beatnik, but the engineer was sticking his head out the side waving to farmers in the field at this time.

  3. Now knowing that undisclosed piece of information, it still missed the engineer as it hit cow dung on the way which made the puck change direction.

  4. I dunno. I’m going to have to dust off the old physics books to solve that one.

    But speaking of pucks and dents, do you remember when Josh Gorges took a lethal blast to the head off of Washington’s Mike Green in a game last season (Feb. 10) and it looked really, really, bad.

    Gorges dusted himself off and played the next game. A road game in Philly.
    He is one tough cookie.

    Here’s a picture of the imprint the puck left in his helmet…

    http://thehockeyzone.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/ept_sports_nhl_experts-661507781-12659967011.jpg

    Here’s a clip of the scary moment.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1PNWkASfWk&feature=related

    The ability of Gorges to get back on the ice for the very next game after such a frightening experience is why I think he would be a great captain.

    I don’t think there’s anyone who doesn’t like Josh Gorges.

  5. Danno, that might even answer the question. A puck going that fast left that dent, so a speeding train meeting a slapshot might double the dent to the skull, which might be similar to a helmet. What do you think?

  6. No way I can improve on Danno’s answers, but I’ll steal. Slap-shots faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, no problem for captain Gorges.

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