It’s time Godzilla against Kong—The battle between the two great creatures is impossible. I’ve just seen the trailer, and it looks like a fun movie. But movies are not only entertaining, but also fun. Basically, this is a good opportunity to think about scale physics – what happens when we make small things into big things? For example, what happens when you take a normal gorilla and make a big gorilla and give it the name King Kong?
How Long Is Kong?
If we want to see what happens when you have a large gorilla, the first thing is to find its length. Obviously, I could just look at the place somewhere – but it’s not fun. Instead, I will see if I can estimate its size based on what I can see from the trailer. I love the difficulty of just using a trailer. It’s like real science. Sometimes you have a hard time finding good data, and sometimes, the boom, it just stays there. In this case, I have a chance. There are shots of Kong and Godzilla both standing at the airport. Assuming this is a Nimitz class carrier, I can use its size (around 330 meters) coming to Kong.
That gives a height of 102 meters – since I’m just guessing, I’ll go with 100 meters. Oh, it looks like Godzilla’s tail is about 110 meters long. Oh.
How Did He Get Rich?
Well, I want another idea. Suppose Kong was made of the same material as a regular gorilla. I also think that Kong is similar in shape to a normal gorilla — you know, both animals have legs that are about the same length in length, and the width of their arms in relation to their height is the same. I mean, it looks like that, doesn’t it? They look like a big gorilla.
If Kong is a large gorilla, then it has a gorilla-like size — which we define its size as the total volume divided by volume. But what kind of gorilla? Basically, we don’t need to know this. Instead, let’s just use a simple shape like a cylinder. Suppose I have two cylinders of different sizes, but the same (similar to round length).