Published Jan 01 1970

Everyone knows One-Punch Man gets its name from the satirical strength of the show's protagonist Saitama, who can easily defeat opponents with literally one punch. While it is mostly played for laughs at how effortlessly he crushes villains, just how powerful would Saitama be if he actually tried to exert his full strength? Kyle takes a trip to City-Z to put our deadpan hero to the test in this week's Because Science!


Learn More:
SIZE OF EARTH’S CRUST: https://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/interior/
HEAT TO VAPORIZE ROCK: https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Estimated-Energy-to-Vaporize-Rocks_tbl1_279809817
PLUMES BLAST ENERGY ESTIMATION: https://www.wired.com/2016/08/anatomy-volcanic-blast-guatemalas-santiaguito/
TAVURVUR PLUME SIZE: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0377027317303797
TYPES OF VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Types_of_volcanic_eruptions
ESCAPE VELOCITY: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Escape_velocity#Overview
CREMATION ENERGY: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2005/oct/18/ethicalmoney.climatechange