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Physicist calculates trajectory of tiger at SF zoo

KentuckyFC (1144503) writes | more than 6 years ago

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KentuckyFC writes "Is it really possible for a 350 pound tiger to leap a 12.5 foot barrier from 33 feet away? A physicist at Northeastern University has done the math, a straightforward problem in ballistics, and the answer turns out to be yes (abstract on the physics arXiv). But I guess we already knew that following the death of Carlos Souza at the hands of Tatiana, a Siberian Tiger he had allegedly been taunting at San Francisco zoo at the end of last year."
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A tiger occupies more than one point in space... (1)

OwnedByTwoCats (124103) | more than 6 years ago | (#22260642)

A tiger has length. And legs. Tatiana didn't need to clear the barrier in one jump; she only needed to get close enough to the top of the barrier to get enough of her forepaws on it that she scrambles over it.
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