AP and Physics

Forgive the pun, but it seems that this AP writer never took AP Physics.

SEATTLE, Washington (AP) — A critical-care nurse aboard an air ambulance fought to keep from being sucked out of the cabin when a window blew out of the aircraft at 20,000 feet.

Even someone with the most elementary physics knowledge would know that you get pushed out, not sucked out. I guess that’s what happens when people learn physics from watching movies.

It reminds me of of the Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics site, which is well worth a read. Honestly, I don’t know how anybody can sit through such drivel like The Core with a straight face. Movies like Star Wars are just as bad, but hey — at least they don’t pretend to be realistic.