Blow Your Mind: Three Minutes Till Impact


Sure, your chances of going down in a plane crash are pretty slim -- but what if it actually happens? Without a parachute in sight, how can you hope to survive a deadly drop from the friendly skies to a rather unfriendly Earth's surface?

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind,Julie and I discuss your survival plan. You'll find that awesome HSW flight safety infographic right here (also embedded below) and the "Popular Mechanics" article we discuss resides on the other end of this link. And don't forget the article "How to Survive a Plane Crash."

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About the Author: Robert Lamb spent his childhood reading books and staring into the woods — first in Newfoundland, Canada and then in rural Tennessee. There was also a long stretch in which he was terrified of alien abduction. He earned a degree in creative writing. He taught high school and then attended journalism school. He wrote for the smallest of small-town newspapers before finally becoming a full-time science writer and podcaster. He’s currently a senior writer at HowStuffWorks and has co-hosted the science podcast Stuff to Blow Your Mind since its inception in 2010. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his wife Bonnie, discussing dinosaurs with his son Bastian and crafting the occasional work of fiction.