# A good lateral-thinker

doodinthemood
Posers and Puzzles 12 Jun '07 19:26
1. 12 Jun '07 19:26
A man is moving toward the centre of a field. He cannot quite see the centre, and starts to speed up until he can see the centre. He realises he is going to die when he reaches the centre, but instead of turning back, he carries on speeding up, heading further toward the centre of the field. He gets to the centre, and instantly he dies.

Explain.

(I think there's only one answer)
2. agryson
AGW Hitman
12 Jun '07 19:48
It's the gravitational field of a black hole?
3. sonhouse
Fast and Curious
12 Jun '07 21:331 edit
Originally posted by agryson
It's the gravitational field of a black hole?
He wouldn't instantly die coming into a black hole. Time slows down just like it does when you are in a ship in space close to the speed of light, so he could decend a ways in and only die when the gravitational gradient (tidal forces) tears him end from end, his head separates from his body and his feet likewise. But that would not happen instantly.
4. agryson
AGW Hitman
12 Jun '07 22:19
From his perspective it would be instant. Only field with a deadly centre I know.
5. AThousandYoung
12 Jun '07 22:32
Originally posted by agryson
From his perspective it would be instant. Only field with a deadly centre I know.
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6. irontigran
Rob Scheider is..
12 Jun '07 23:57
there was a ramp and he had to jump it...
7. agryson
AGW Hitman
13 Jun '07 06:42
The man is in the gravitational field of a black hole and continues to accelerate towards its centre. As he gets closer and faster, time is slowing, all that kind of stuff, so for him he's going faster and faster until eventually he passes the event horizon, flying towards tthe centre. Now he's really moving fast, as fast as he can actually, for him, time is travelling normally so he dies instantly from his perspective, but for us it takes a couple of milliseconds for the tidal forces to mess him up.
(still pretty instant in my books)
8. 13 Jun '07 06:50
I'm looking for a sensible answer. No gravitational orbs, no aliens, no "Jesus did it".
9. 13 Jun '07 06:50
Originally posted by doodinthemood
A man is moving toward the centre of a field. He cannot quite see the centre, and starts to speed up until he can see the centre. He realises he is going to die when he reaches the centre, but instead of turning back, he carries on speeding up, heading further toward the centre of the field. He gets to the centre, and instantly he dies.

Explain.

(I think there's only one answer)
His final thought was "I wish I had worn a parachute"
10. 13 Jun '07 06:51
wayeeeee XD congratulatoids!
11. AThousandYoung