• Question: If everyone in the world jumped at the same time in a particular spot (say Leicester) would there be any movement from the Earth in a particular direction?

    Asked by N'golo Kante to Col Op, Elie, Floris, Jenn, RocketRich on 12 Mar 2016.
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      Richard Moss answered on 12 Mar 2016:

      I went to University in Leicester, and I know if the football team wins the league then for sure, everyone will jump at the same time in excitement!
      According to Newton, yes there will be an effect on the Earth. But it will be so so so small, that no-one will notice. But we might feel it locally in terms of a small earthquake.