How Powerful is a FALCON PUNCH?


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  • Morticus
    Morticus  50 minutes back

    At 1:15 when Master Kyle paused the video. I saw a face in the fire.

    • Connor D
      Connor D  2 days back

      What would breaking bads meth do to you

      • yaksher
        yaksher  2 days back

        @6:50 What are you talking about? Orbital (and suborbital) rockets go much faster than this, though if you contest their 'on this planet' nature, what about the manhole cover that launched off an underground nuclear test? The single frame of slow-mo that it appeared in says it was moving *at least* 60 km/s, or roughly 25 times faster than your falcon punch (which is why it probably vaporized over the next fraction of a second).

        That aside, this is honestly a surprisingly consistent answer—I'm not an expert on captain falcon... like, at all, having never played or really watched any nintendo games, but from the short clips shown in the video, the associated kinetic energy seems to be in about the right ballpark. As a fun fact, if he's really energy efficient, then he'll be burning just a couple burgers worth of calories per punch (food, and fuels in general, have a *lot* of energy in them. It also takes a lot of energy to heat things up, which is why guns are such good weapons and why lasers suck—guns take the massive amount of energy released by combustion and convert it to a projectile which is much more effective at destroying something than the same amount of energy applied as heat. Thinking about it another way, melting something means sheering *all* the bonds between the molecules. On the other hand, cutting/piercing/ripping something to pieces requires breaking almost none by comparison, which is, again, why laser suck for most purposes—heating is an *incredibly* energy-ineffective way to damage things).

        The force calculation at the end makes no sense—force is not a useful measure of damage done, energy is. You, for some reason, converted energy back to force, but it's meaningless—yeah, it would be like 2 saturn rockets taking off on your face... for a minuscule fraction of a second. It tells us nothing. What *does* tell us something is the kilogram of TNT number, for example. Though nowhere near all that energy would actually be delivered into the target, or even released, but would rather be reabsorbed (as heat and tearing bones and flesh) into the arm as it comes to a stop at the end of his reach, having punched clean through his opponent while shredding his own hand xD

        • Kristopher Workman
          Kristopher Workman  2 days back

          Lol!!! " It works...shut up"

          • Lostgunman
            Lostgunman  4 days back

            Dude, your SCIENCE always makes my day!

            • Breaker X
              Breaker X  4 days back

              HEY! Live-action simba! Please read this! You used the original game to measure the acceleration for his punch but in later games, he used about a second to charge the heat up. What if Captain Falcon is using that charge time to speed up his fist so his acceleration is much, much less. The ring of fire that appears around his fist/glove a frame before punching also could be the shockwave of his fist speeding up. How about that?

              • Erick Leyva
                Erick Leyva  4 days back

                what would happen if you successfully block a Falcon punch with any part of your body?

                • Travis Barnes
                  Travis Barnes  4 days back

                  the falling rock (2:32 - 3:02) has buns; it's kinda cute. Thanks for giving us the the corgi of falling rocks.

                  • Andrei Lacerda
                    Andrei Lacerda  4 days back

                    How strong is One For All?
                    (My Hero Academia)

                    • Danma Reilly
                      Danma Reilly  4 days back

                      Oh yeah, if a falcon punch get you, ya definitely dying

                      • Paul Kruzan
                        Paul Kruzan  4 days back

                        So basically, a mantis shrimp > Captain Falcon...nice

                        • Daniel Napoles
                          Daniel Napoles  5 days back

                          Bowser's Suplex would be awesome to watch

                          • Cory Naquin
                            Cory Naquin  5 days back

                            Good Work again Because science team ty for the video.

                            • Alexis castro
                              Alexis castro  5 days back

                              Kyle, can you make your marker-made screens 16:9? You are still stuck in early 2000.

                              • Ethan Long
                                Ethan Long  5 days back

                                Makes sense Kyle would know how to punch

                                • danteelite
                                  danteelite  5 days back

                                  So is Smash Bros the new "sign"s? Lol
                                  90s: "Hey gurl. whats ur sign? Ima LEO... ;] "
                                  2020: "Hey girl, how do you... _Smash?_ I'm a Kirby Main, but I dabble in Link from time to time. 😉😜🤟💞"

                                  • Stray216
                                    Stray216  5 days back

                                    Big Number: _exists_
                                    Kyle: *miiiiiilllliiiooon*

                                    • Stray216
                                      Stray216  5 days back

                                      1:50 but the real question is...
                                      how did you even breath at mach 2.2?

                                      • Edgarclay VonHawth
                                        Edgarclay VonHawth  5 days back

                                        I need me a villain mantis shrimp in d&d

                                        • Riku Yoshi
                                          Riku Yoshi  5 days back

                                          Since you brought up the speed of sound in this video, why does Sonic burn up when he is running at the speeds that he does?

                                          • Griffin Green
                                            Griffin Green  5 days back

                                            Anyone else notice Kyle’s hair defying physics while he was flying at Mach 2+?

                                            • Royce Heflin
                                              Royce Heflin  5 days back

                                              Hey Kyle love the show! (And your hair)

                                              Quick question: If the falcon punch travels fast enough to ignite Captain’s glove, once his fist enters his opponent, would it cauterize the wound it created as it dissipates the heat (assuming they didn’t fly)? Depending on how hot it is, you actually might be able to vaporize the blood inside the target and cause them to explode from the inside out with just your fist, pretty metal.
                                              Same train of thought as the “laser sword” episodes.

                                              • Keyshell
                                                Keyshell  5 days back

                                                You're going to hate me... you didn't take into account how dense Captain Falcon would have to be to not only punch with such force, but have his fist not explode on contact with a solid object... which changes pretty much all of the numbers. :D

                                                • firenutz698
                                                  firenutz698  6 days back

                                                  What if Captain Falcon's hand was larger like say Brook Lesner. Also isn't it more likely that the punch travels a farther distance than the length of your fist? For example like he's throwing a haymaker?

                                                  • Somber Knight
                                                    Somber Knight  6 days back

                                                    Mass X Velocity = Deadly weapon

                                                    • Joe Labster
                                                      Joe Labster  6 days back

                                                      Two punchy questions:
                                                      1.Does it really save total energy used to use low vs med on your dryer and med vs high ?? My electric company sent out an email claiming this, but is it really true?
                                                      2. Is trisodium phosphate really responsible for algae bloom or is it a different kind of phosphate used in agriculture and the reduction of trisodium phosphate in dishwasher detergent was no gain for the environment and the loss of clean dishes everywhere?

                                                      • Memes EXTREME
                                                        Memes EXTREME  6 days back

                                                        1: how many Newton’s would it take to me be a 3 ton object? Because humans, if they use EVERY muscle in their body simultaneously they can move something with the weight up to 3 tons, but it would also depend on their muscle strength when they don’t do this like for say when their weight lifting

                                                        • cabdragon333
                                                          cabdragon333  6 days back


                                                          • joe dem elfie
                                                            joe dem elfie  6 days back

                                                            captain falcon s punch move was my favorite to use.

                                                            • Jamie Duvenage
                                                              Jamie Duvenage  6 days back

                                                              Why can this guy not give me maths and science lessons for school, but can teach me that if you punch hard enough you can cook food

                                                              • KillerCrider
                                                                KillerCrider  6 days back

                                                                Hey Kyle, question: if Flash can run with superspeed, while being surrounded with air which heats up if you go fast enough like what you talked about in this video, does anyone feel the warm(er) air around them, when flash runs next to them? I know flash cant feel it cuz of the suit, but others can, also how warm the air may be when this occurs.

                                                                • William Bosley
                                                                  William Bosley  6 days back

                                                                  Every Kyle I've ever known has mained Kirby. This Kyle is the 4th I'm aware of, and makes 100% of Kyles who's mains I even know.

                                                                  All Kyles main Kirby, and don't event try to change my mind. This is a Hill I'll die on.

                                                                  • Aaron Groves
                                                                    Aaron Groves  6 days back

                                                                    Kirby mains unit! (We Rock)

                                                                    • Crusix Angel
                                                                      Crusix Angel  7 days back

                                                                      Someone hear the punching sound followed by the bird screech and said "who the Fuck is beating the shit out of a falcon!?" Made my day lol

                                                                      • david lee
                                                                        david lee  7 days back

                                                                        so when being falcon punched, would you see the punch first or feel it?

                                                                        • SlakeJR
                                                                          SlakeJR  7 days back

                                                                          I'm assuming that the shrimp mantis would need a ton of energy to move that fast, where does it get it from? Does it end up supertired afterwards?

                                                                          • WeissM89
                                                                            WeissM89  7 days back

                                                                            A question I've had in mind for a while: If at low speed you lose body heat and risk getting frostbite, and at high speeds you start heating up, there MUST be a point where the energy you lose and the energy you gain cancel out and you should be threoretically fine.

                                                                            • WeissM89
                                                                              WeissM89  7 days back

                                                                              You were wrong using the N64 SMB, with its technical limitations, to do the math...
                                                                              I loved the detail about the opponents applauding the winner.

                                                                              • Joseph Schmidt
                                                                                Joseph Schmidt  7 days back

                                                                                Hi Kyle, I love watching the show; always fascinating.

                                                                                Of course while I think we all know that it's impossible for a human to actually be able to accelerate any part of our body to the speed needed to produce a falcon punch, there is at least one key factor that can have a massive impact on how quickly someone is able to move their arm, leg, etc. That factor can be where on the acting limb the muscle connects. Every muscle in the human body has an origin and insertion point and where that insertion point it will affect the speed at which the limb can move. If a muscle, say the biceps, inserts farther down on the forearm it will be able to contract and cause a much faster movement as opposed to inserting closer to the elbow.

                                                                                If Captain Falcon were to more realistically be able to generate enough speed to generate a flaming punch, his pectoralis major would need to insert essentially at his elbow which could make him look like he would have webbing like a sugar glider.

                                                                                • Dexter De Guia
                                                                                  Dexter De Guia  7 days back

                                                                                  How can I hear you clearly at Mach 2.2+ ??

                                                                                  • Mark W
                                                                                    Mark W  7 days back

                                                                                    Have you forgotten about the Doriyah way?

                                                                                    The Warlock punch is the true punch

                                                                                    • Matthew Lofton
                                                                                      Matthew Lofton  7 days back

                                                                                      So...if RLCF can send an opponent into orbit, does this mean that if he misses he sends himself instead? I mean, there's no work to be done over a distance and that much kinetic energy would probably be hard to stop once he got it going.

                                                                                      • Thaumh
                                                                                        Thaumh  1 weeks back

                                                                                        Captain Falcon and One Punch Man giving each other a Fist Bump...

                                                                                        • squid din
                                                                                          squid din  1 weeks back

                                                                                          The whole point of this video was for Kyle to express his hate towards Kirby mains.

                                                                                          • Kiel Knight
                                                                                            Kiel Knight  1 weeks back

                                                                                            Where the fuck is this (mans) adams apple?

                                                                                            • RandomGuy
                                                                                              RandomGuy  1 weeks back

                                                                                              So, the flash should be able to do the same thing, and this is the same of tekken's Paul?

                                                                                              • Joshua Thomas
                                                                                                Joshua Thomas  1 weeks back

                                                                                                Can someone tell me what hair gel Kyle uses? His hair was subjected to windspeed over mach 2, and it never moved...

                                                                                                • Artur Ornaghi Interliche

                                                                                                  Kyle keep up the good work, Because Science is amazing.

                                                                                                  When you show the imagem of the capsule with red plasma around it the plasma itself looks like a fiery bird thing with its wings spread, like in the middle of flight