Batman’s Cape is Inadequate
According to a paper published by four physics students at the University of Leicester, while Batman using his cape to fly through the air is epic, the splatter mark he’d make when he hit the ground is too.
The “memory cloth” cape Batman uses in Batman Begins to fly across Gotham City has a 15 foot span and hardens when electrified. According to the latest academic research on this all-important problem in physics, Batman could have flown, but he’d be traveling so fast that landing would be fatal.
The cape, which spans about half that of a hand glider, would have brought Bats to about 68 mph after jumping from a 164 yard tall building.
“If Batman wanted to survive the flight, he would definitely need a bigger cape,” said co-author David Marshall in a statement.
Hear that Batman? You’re packing an inadequate cape. Before you try to take on Bane next week you might want to grow a few inches. Though either way, you’re going to need a back brace.