NATURAL ANKLING wrote:
Mick F wrote:One of the questions asked is .......... Would you have banged your head had you NOT been wearing a helmet?
A helmet makes your head 50% heavier and 50% bigger.
Total exaggeration, so a bicycle helmet weighs 2-2.5 kgs
Have you ever weighed your head?
Fill a large bucket to the brim with water.
Kneel in front of it, and dunk your head gently right in to the neck.
Hold your breath for 10 seconds so any water overflowing has ceased.
Lift you head out gently and allow any water to drip off your head back into the bucket.
Refill the bucket to the brim, measuring how much water is required.
Humans are 70% water, and heads far less so as there's many empty cavities in there.
50/50 maybe? Maybe 40/60?
My head came out as 3850cc ie 3.85Kg if it were 100% water. ie the maximum weight possible for my head.
If it were 50%, my head would weigh less than 2Kg. If it were 40%, my head would weigh about 1.5Kg.
Mick F. Cornwall