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Batman is No Match For Physics


Good morning. I'm Linda Wertheimer. Batman may be able to save Gotham from super villains, but he's no match for physics. Four British graduate students produced a paper called "Trajectory of a Falling Batman." It says Batman could glide over a 500-foot building, as he does in the 2005 movie, "Batman Begins." But he'd hit the ground at a life-threatening 50 miles per hour - Dark Knight not rising. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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