A1_1 Bruce Almighty: Moon Wrangler

Harneet K. Sangha, Gregory A. Childs, Heidi B. Thiemann, Taranpreet K. Sohal


In the film Bruce Almighty, starring Jim Carrey, as a romantic gesture he erases the clouds in the sky and draws the Moon closer to the Earth, using an invisible lasso. In this paper we have calculated 2.1x10^27N would be needed to pull the Moon towards the Earth. We have also discussed the ramifications of changing the Moon's distance from the Earth with tides rising to a height of 12.0m.

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