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Hockey Puck

Hockey Puck

Q. How hard would a puck have to be shot to be able to knock the goalie himself backward into the net?

  • This can’t really happen.
  • If you’re like me, when you first saw this question, you might’ve imagined the puck leaving a cartoon-style hockey-puck-shaped hole. But that’s because our intuitions are shaky about how materials react at very high speeds.
  • Instead, a different mental picture might be more accurate: Imagine throwing a ripe tomato—as hard as you can—at a cake. That’s about what would happen.

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