Horrifying simulation shows what would happen if you fell into the blades of a helicopter
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Have you ever wondered what might happen if you somehow found yourself getting chewed up by a helicopter blade?
Well, now you can see exactly how it would go:
There are many horrible ways to die in this world: you could fall off a cliff, you could be burned alive, your boat could sink and you might drown, or worse, be eaten by sharks.
I mean, as someone who is not keen on parting with this world anytime soon, all of the above are suboptimal.
However, you've got to go some way. And while most of us would prefer to check out peacefully in our sleep, it's not always our choice.
Sometimes, freak accidents decide for us.
Now, let's say you're going skydiving; you've just leapt out of the plane and you're hurtling down to Earth.
While the majority of people tend to open their chute and float peacefully back down, what if you ended up dropping on a low-flying chopper?
Well, as someone has shown through a simulation of such an horrific event, it would not go well... at least for the jumper.
And as it slowly approaches the rotating blades, it is sliced into tiny bits of bone and meat, first chopping off the feet, then the legs, then hands, the torso, and so on.
The unlucky test dummy is then flung backwards and blown away into the ether.
Now, this is based on the assumption that you would fall straight through the blades, like a pencil jump.
The reality is probably slightly less orderly, and a little messier, than this... but you get the drift.
Not everyone was so convinced by the simulation, though.
Some in the comments, however, argued that a human body would cause a serious amount of damage to the blades, which could affect how it would really go.
"Um, not too sure that's what will happen, I mean the body will be cut up but the blades are gonna have some serious damage," said one.
"Bones aren't too soft. Imbalance may cause secondary damage by loss of balancing weights and the power demand due to deceleration might cause momentary droop compensation adding to the imbalance. Overall, the chopper won't stay as smooth."