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John Paul Stapp And The Rocket Sled!

A drag racer can accelerate from a dead stop to 160 km/h in 0.86 seconds. That's a horizontal acceleration of 5.3 g.

For most of us that would mush our brains to the backs of our skulls and leave us in a state of piddling confusion.

But to John Paul Stapp that's baby steps.

Rod tells Will about John Paul Stapp's mission to see just how fast the human body can start and stop!

Further reading:

John Paul Stapp, 89, Is Dead; 'The Fastest Man on Earth'     

46.2 Gs!!! The Story of John Paul Stapp, ‘The Fastest Man on Earth’

The Fastest Man on Earth (Part 2 of 4): Why Everything You Know About Murphy’s Law is Wrong     

Murphy’s Law is totally misunderstood and is in fact a call to excellence

Northrop “Gee-Whizz” Decelerator Sled