about how lot force, in Newton's, would it take to snap a human being neck, presume a healthy human, no twisting of the neck, and also a straight, upwards pull.

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Bonus suggest if you deserve to tell me how many Newton's it would take if pressure was applied perpendicular come the spine.



Generally, the takes 1000 lbs of pressure (lbf) to snap a neck. This is in a downward drop.

To transform this, we gotta put it through a lbf come N formula.

(1000 lbf/1) * (4.44822162 N/1 lbf) = 4448.22162 N

So about 4448 newtons.

As much as an increase pull goes, you would more than likely rip of their head before breaking their neck. Through a downward drop, the rest of the body and gravity go the work. As soon as you're pulling increase and against the body, it's based upon solely the pressure exerted through the puller.

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According the a PBS article, force to break the cervical spine is about 3000 newtons (~674 lbf). Again, though, if this is applied perpendicularly to the spine then other fatal damages is going to ensue before the spine in reality breaks. Most of this research is done on the results of whiplash or hanging come the spine, for this reason it's gonna it is in a lot more difficult to uncover test trials that perpendicular trauma come the spine.


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