Split Trousers, Building 'Bump' End Rappelling Stunt
It didn't end well. Sir Richard Branson's leap off the Palms
Casino Resort in Las Vegas -- part of a marketing stunt to promote
the launch of service on Virgin America to the city -- ended
Wednesday night with his trousers split, and a grimace on his face
most guys can probably relate to.
The maximum speed a freely falling object can reach when falling
through the air. At the terminal velocity, the wind resistance
trying to slow the object down exactly balances the forces of
acceleration trying to speed the object up.