Interesting Question of the Day – 26 Feb 2016

Following Wednesday’s question about virtual bubble wrap, how many layers of bubble wrap would you need to survive a 6 storey (20 metre) fall?

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The first new player to guess within 5 layers wins a free drink at their next iQ Trivia show.

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8 comments on “Interesting Question of the Day – 26 Feb 2016
  1. Ally says:

    What kind of bubble wrap? How thick is it? Little bubbles or big bubbles? The science of this is hurting my brain…

    *goes back to popping*

    • iqtrivia says:

      It’s the standard bubble wrap with little bubbles.

      • Ally says:

        But then the height and weight of the person should be taken into account… Plus working out if te added weight of the bubble wrap has an impact… If its taped together… If the person is wholly enclosed, or wrapped like a tube… Let alone if the person actually needs an oxygen tank to ensure they don’t suffocate with all that plastic…

        Why ask such a hard mathematical question on a Friday!! #braindead

        • iqtrivia says:

          Well I could send you the article I consulted, but then that would only be a matter of reading the answer. Where’s the fun in that?

  2. Kevin Bramboeck says:

    If it was me being in the bubble wrap, I would like about 150 layers.
    If it was for my mother-in-law, I would start with one layer and work my way up…

  3. Anouk Mututantri says:

    It’s a bit late, but I only just found this site…
    40 layers?

    • iqtrivia says:

      That’s very close.

      You erred on the side of caution (which in this case is the right side to err on.)

      It’s 39.