Physics Student Casts Doubts Upon the Scientific Accuracy of My Little Pony

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In this video from a high school AP Physics class, student Stephen Magnet turned the cold, unflinching eye of science upon beloved cartoon series My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.

Yes, it has happened. “Physical Impossibilities in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.” For our project, we had to find three scenes from any movie or TV show and use physics to find out if something was or wasn’t possible. I got 100% on it.

Among other inaccuracies, he calculated that in one scene, Rainbow Dash must have been experiencing a force of 11.1 Gs. “11.1 Gs can be deadly if it’s applied for a minute or so. This is the limit for humans. I’m not sure what the limit is for ponies, and I don’t think this limit has been tested on ponies. However, I still think 11.1 Gs for about 15 seconds can cause black-outs or can cause some bodily organs to fail. In this clip, Rainbow Dash did not experience this.”

Your move, Khan Academy.

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