How Fast Was This Cop Going Down the Slide?

Rhett Allain
7 min readAug 7, 2023

When crazy viral videos appear online with some physics content, it’s my sworn duty to analyze them. In this case, it’s this video showing a police officer going down a long slide and coming out the bottom with a surprisingly fast speed.

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Rhett Allain

Physics faculty, science blogger of all things geek. Technical Consultant for CBS MacGyver and MythBusters. WIRED blogger.