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First time John McClane uses that term in the Die Hard series is when he speaks to Hans on walkie talkie. When Hans was asking him if he was another American cowboy inspired by John Wayne and then McClane says he is partial to Roy Rogers and ends his conversation with Yippie Kay Yay and swears after it. The actual meaning of the phrase from the references ...


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I suspect the fire hose would survive, but our poor action hero would not. From this article: So in the Die Hard fall its unlikely to stretch very much. Lets say in Bruce's jump a 10m fire hose stretches 1% i.e. 0.1m. Our force formula now becomes F = 7900 / 0.1 = 79000 N ... equivalent to the weight of about 100 Bruce Willis! So what would ...


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Really it's hard to say whether a corporation would do this or not, but take a look at this list and you can see there surely could be. As with JP Morgan vault, banks do this all the time. I don't believe we are told in Die Hard what actually happens at Nakatomi Plaza, but they could be some sort of banking firm. What seems the most unlikely about the ...


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Fire hoses are designed to take huge water pressure - up to 290 psi - with bursting pressure up to 3 times that. I don't know what stress the weight of a man at the speed of falling would would be - but I suspect the hose would be adequate to the task.


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An article on The Week.com broke down each part of the phrase: ...But where does the yippee-ki-yay part come from?...Let's break it down. The yip part of yippee is old. It originated in the 15th century and meant "to cheep, as a young bird," according to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED). The more well-known meaning, to emit a high-pitched ...


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It may not have endangered the children physically, but it definitely endangered their well-being because it greatly increased the chances that they would have ended up orphaned that night. I don't think that Hans would have sent someone after the children, but because it gave him the knowledge that Holly was someone important to John, it enabled him to use ...



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