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  1. #1 What is the maximum speed the human body can survive? 
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    I just need a short answer.


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    Speed has no effect on the human body.

    Also, speed is relative so, compared to something out there in the universe, you are already travelling at nearly the speed of light.


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    Sometimes when I stand in line for popcorn or just stand outside, I slightly flex my knees and extend my two arms like a surfer, and for a moment I surf the earth as it speeds around the solar system itself zooming around a galaxy that's speeding through the universe. Surfing at these extreme speeds is quite exhilarating.

    I think maybe what you wanted to ask is what it the acceleration (or deceleration) the body can survive, which I dont know, but would wild-guest-imate say you probably could survive somewhere around or over 10G for a brief time (loosing consciousness and suffering some damage, maybe cerebral commotion etc) but I would further guess that a couple of Gs would be enough to eventually interfere with your normal body functions over a long period of time and eventually cause life threatening problems. You might google it.
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    thanks! that was what I wanted to say.
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    In atmospher, unshielded by a wind screen, humans experience significant discomfort at speeds over 200MPH. A pilot of a jet fighter survived ejection at around 600MPH but he was wearing a pressurized flight suit and a full face helmet. He experienced bleeding from nose, eyes, and ears due to sudden decompression and lacerations to the tops of his shoulders due to being blasted through the canopy of his aircraft. It did not blow off because he was going too fast and was at too high an altitude for a safe "bail out".
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