The Viability of coming in like a Wrecking Ball

David McDonagh


A pop song that made the charts in late 2013 alludes to the idea of entering a given location analogous to a wrecking ball, raising questions over if such a feat is possible. Perhaps more significantly, the singer claims to have impacted both love and ostensibly the walls of someone’s house with similar momentum at some point, providing a somewhat unique case in studying the effects of shock on human beings. Both claims are investigated with a view to their viability, concluding that any human behaving like a wrecking ball would likely result in serious injury.


Music; Physics; Mechanics; Miley Cyrus; Wrecking Ball

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