publication date: Saturday, March 25, 2017 (part of Spring 2017)

category: Science

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…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Richard Slominsky, Aaron Shurtleff, and Jesse King

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