"The best way to survive in a falling elevator is to lie down on your back. Sitting is bad but better than standing, because buttocks are nature's safety foam. Muscle and fat are compressible: they help absorb the G forces of the impact."
—Mary Roach as quoted by Robert Krulwich at NPR. What the hell cushions your head? Seems to me your leg bones might survive, but your brain is mush. Oh, well, maybe you're a teabagger and nobody will ever notice.
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