What will happen if we suddenly lose gravity one day?

@mansha (6301)
India
November 7, 2006 3:24pm CST
I mean the gravity disappears suddenly. My son has to write a paper on this scenario and we are looking for some really funny ideas. We all surely will be flying though.
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@J_peso (2434)
• United States
7 Nov 06
hmm if grvity were to disappear ....the earth wont be in the suns orbit would just be prolly sucked into the sun or the moon .....and we would all die lol sorry i cant really think of ne funny ideas
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@mansha (6301)
• India
15 Nov 06
planets - planets in their orbits
God Thinking in extremes.I do not think we will all fly towards sun we may in between catch hold of some mountain on moon or venus. So there is a chance of survival.
@BVBF25 (753)
• United States
15 Nov 06
It would be the end of the earth as we know it. The universe in that case
@mansha (6301)
• India
15 Nov 06
I am disappointed again. I wish I could end this here. My son today told me it will be interesting when toothpaste will float in the air and we will have to run after it to catch it in order to brush our teeth. And while pouring water on us all the water will start flying in the air. He says we will have to tie our feet in straps to walk then.
@shoreboy31 (1435)
• United States
15 Nov 06
Noting really funny could become of someone magically turning off the gravity switch. Depending upon which gravity is lost, the following could happen: If we only lost the earth's gravity: 1) anything, including loose dirt, dust etc would float above the surface. 2)Anyting that was not anchored tothe surface would immediately fly towards the east, as the last force acting o everything would have been the rotation of the earth itself. Kinda like going 50MPH while standing untethered on a trailer, and the car towing it stops suddenly. 3)The atmosphere is held in place by gravity, it too would desintegrate, and all living things, including cockroaches would be killed. If we suddenly lost all gravity in the solar system: 1)due to the centrifugal force exerted by the sun , the earth would rocket off into space on a tangent, never stopping until acted upon by another force. Kida like swinging a rock around tied to a string and letting go...only it would never stop..it would continu travelling in the same direction. Again life as we know it would end rather quickly!!!
@mansha (6301)
• India
15 Nov 06
a rather scientific explanation I must say. But can you think like a kid for once. My son says he will be able to go to moon just by raising his arms like a superman. He can then hop from planet to planet.
@blueman (16513)
• India
15 Nov 06
we all start flying...like birds...