• do squirrels take fall damage
Squirrels (unlike most
other mammals) can
survive impacts at their
terminal velocity. Which
means no matter what
height you drop a squirrel from, it will
probably survive. Atthat point itll burn up or freeze to death before reaching the surface
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    • People really don’t know what terminal velocity is. “Drop it from orbit.”
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    • Squirrel in space suit. Looking fresh tho 😳
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    • As someone who’s seen squirrels fall out of trees and kick the bucket right then and there I think this might be fake lol
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    • It would die of starvation or dehydration before it hits the ground
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    • I saw a squirrell jump from a 30 foot tall tree once and died, could have been the hawk that grabbed it tho
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    • Come on, don't be stupid man, your better then this
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    • They got rid of the Ohio flag but it's worse now.
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    • This is bullshit. All the squirrels I’ve dropped from high rise buildings have never survived
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    • The fall from around 25km will always take the same time, regardless of how fast you were going when you hit that point. So, as long as you don't drop the squirrel high enough to make it undergo compressive heating, it will survive.
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    • Fun fact: Captain America can do the same thing.
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    • Reddit is retarded
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    • Ew reddit
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    • 4,500 miles....they will starve to death on the way down
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    • Wouldn’t putting it in a space suit change it’s terminal velocity, rendering the experiment completely useless?
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    • How the fuck would it burn up? The entire point is that it would reach terminal velocity before reaching deadly speeds. It might freeze, but it would probably asphyxiate first.
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    • As you go higher in altitude air becomes less dense. The thing that determines a terminal velocity in free fall is air resistance. Less air = higher terminal velocity. Just from using google, low earth orbit seemed to fit between 1,000km and 2,000km above sea level (aerospace isn't my field).
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    • Y’all using the wrong side of the earth to represent it
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    • So many redditors in this comment section, I’m gonna be sick and go lather my cock in strawberry jam
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    • Yo I was high as fuck one day laying down in a park with these 100 ft trees and this fucking squirrel fell from the top, threw all the branches and hit the ground next to me so fucking hard. I nearly pissed my self laughing, the second it hit the ground it sprinted away.
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    • Squirrels aren’t “one of the only ones.” It’s based on their mass, most animals below a certain weight and size can handle being dropped at their terminal velocity because they don’t weigh enough to go fast enough to hurt themselves.
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    • Lmao! Reddit would do some stupid shit like a GoFundMe to drop a goddamn squirrel from orbit
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    • Ive seen a squirrel miss a jump and die on the pavement
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    • Reddit moment
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    • Not from orbit, but how about dropping from like 30,000 ft or so. That still works right?
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    • Ofc redditors ruin it. YOU ALWAYS LEAVE THE FUCKING OHIO FLAG. Do what you want with the meme but god-damn it leave that shit holes flag there
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    • 'It's either evaporation or a bullet shot wound"
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    • Ah it wouldn’t heat up enough for it to burn up though because it wouldn’t be going fast enough, that’s how they survive those falls, they’re falling quite slow
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    • Wouldnt the space suit make it heavier and possibly make it heavy enough to get hurt
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    • Fuck off, redditor
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    • Reddit bad. I would like top comment now
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    • So this might be a dumb question, but it says squirrels can survive the fall, but do they land the fall uninjured as well? Not entirely sure of how terminal velocity and stuff works
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    • Even if it didn't I imagine it would still look like when spongebob fell from really high and his leg bones were popping out of his head
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    • Time to go Squirrel Chuckin boys
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    • So long as it has enough oxygen to breath it could survive. I'm not sure what they need though lmao
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    • If that were true there would be no terminal velocity. Terminal means dead. Period, not up for debate, its just facts
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    • Okay this is true for SLS. Or sea level conditions, factoring air density. At anything above 1000ft the air density starts to fuck with how objects operate. So the reason the squirrel can fall from a great height and survive is because its webbing creates a wing surface area. Allowing to to glide...
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    • Get this filth off the app, do you hate us that much
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    • r/haha_you’re_so_funny_and_original
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    • Fuck you redditor
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    • Cats cant die from fall damage either
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    • Join Vappy's Aquarium! It's a furry discord server with a very accepting community. The vanity code is fQUncF3, and we are looking for new members! Cya there!
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    • It'll burn up
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    • Is it possible if you drop it from high enough it could die of starvation or dehydration from not eating or drinking so long since it's falling at terminal velocity?
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    • Well the suit would make its terminal velocity fast enough to kilI it
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    • Cats are the same
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    • Didnt someone do the math and show that a squirrel would die from dehydration before it reached the ground?
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    • It's because it's got so little mass for the durability of it's bones. This allows it to survive
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    • Fuckin lands on its neck😤
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    • Terminal velocity drop it from orbit. Every day we stray farther from common sense
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    • Fact checker i know you're here bitch
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    • Is that you Sandy?
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    • Reddit cringe
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    • “Always has been” needs to always be the format for this template, and for that reason, I’m out
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    • Seen a squirrel fall out of the top of a 100'+ cotton wood and survive plus probably a dozen or more fall from 20-100' all lived. Perks of being a deer hunter... Funny Everytime it happens
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    • Pretty sure small cats also dont reach terminal velocity. Major injury tho
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    • Squirrels actually change their terminal velocity drastically by spreading their limbs out and allowing their loose skin to act as a parachute(laments terms), if you took away the squirrel ability to do this they would die every time it hit terminal velocity
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    • Ight I was walking down the side walk when I was maybe 13-14 and randomly this squirrel just falls out of the tree about 5 feet in front of me. All you hear is a loud plop. The squirrel just laid their, i thought it died, i walk up to it, shakes its head and runs right back up the tree. Weird shit
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    • Sandy cheeeeeks
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    • Unless they burn up normally when they reach terminal velocity then it still won’t if you take it to super high up
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    • PALESTINE IS GONE
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    • Squirrels don’t take fall damage
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    • Dropped it in lava this isn’t accurate
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    • Fuck that. Space suits are too damn expensive. Drop a whole fuck load of em at once. The outer ones will burn up and form a squirrel crust, protecting those in the middle until the turbulence breaks it up in atmosphere.
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    • Same with cats
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    • Like most cats
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    • For the name of science
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    • Why do y’all hate reddit so much? I’m genuinely curious
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    • As much as iFunny flames Reddit you guys sure do love to post shit from there
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    • Wait but that would mean that they won’t be able to burn up bc they make themselves go slow enough to survive that
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    • You can’t just drop something out of orbit retard
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    • it would burn
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    • I don’t think it would burn to death, since it’s low terminal velocity. But I think freeze to death is very possible
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    • If you give it a space suit, the extra weight will negate its ability to survive terminal velocity
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    • It would need to be dropped from like 400+ miles or something. It won't die from the fall. It'll starve to death on the way down
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    • What is the weight threshold for being safe. If a squirrel was put in a space suit would it then be heavy enough go get hurt?
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    • Squirrels have excess skin that catches the air as they fall
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