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Being Batman

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Date: Jul 18, 2008 - 09:34 AM
Scientific American asks what it would take for someone to actually be Batman, or a suitable analogue:

What's less realistic?

A great example is in the movies where Batman is fighting multiple opponents and all of a sudden he's taking on 10 people. If you just estimate how fast somebody could punch and kick, and how many times you could hit one person in a second, you wind up with numbers like five or six. This doesn't mean you could fight four or five people. But it's also hard for four or five people to simultaneously attack somebody, because they get in each other's way. More realistic is a couple of attackers.
It's an awesome interview, well worth spending the time reading through completely.

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