Mountain Meets Physics


There was a fascinating article in the Chicago Tribune this last June 7th (reprinted from the Washington Post) regarding an event that occurred in the gory but popular TV show “Game of Thrones” wherein a monster of a man name Mountain crushes his opponent’s head with his bare hands, causing the opponent’s skull to burst.

Apparently, this is not possible, as it would require a force of 1100 lbs. in Earth gravity to do this.

And we wonder why our kids grow up to do violent things.

Author: Bob Mahoney

Physics teacher

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