A3_7 The Trunchbull Olympics - Pigtail Hammer Throw

Michele Capoccia, Daniel Potts, Rosie Hodnett, Eleanor Morton, Sam Shingles


In the 1996 film Matilda, Amanda Thripp is thrown by her pigtails, in the style of a hammerthrow, by Miss Trunchbull. Based on how long she is airborne for, we determined that she wouldhave travelled 1086 m. To reach this distance she would also have to be spun around up to 535RPM where her body would experience 5.89 G’s of force.

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