publication date: Saturday, March 25, 2017 (part of Spring 2017)
clue: In the sands of New Mexico, this rocket man tested the limits of human deceleration, and reached a conclusion faster than anyone on the planet.
explanation: Stapp studied acceleration and deceleration's effects on the body, often using himself as the test subject. In one test, he traveled at 632 mph, setting a world record for land speed. more…
intended difficulty: medium
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Justin Woods, Aaron Shurtleff, and Jesse King