Thereās a lot of superheroic spectacle in Captain America: Civil War, but one of our favorite moments has to be Scott Lang flying into battle on one of Clint Bartonās arrows. Unfortunately, according to those ever-delightful party poopers known as āscientists,ā Scott would have a really unpleasant time while heās doing it.

Sure the moment may be a loving homage to Ed Hanniganās incredible cover to Avengers #223, but over on the Science Of blog Matt Brady did some thinking (and a whole lot of math) to figure out that as fun as it looks, Ant-Man is being ravaged by the perils of acceleration and g-forces as he hurtles through the sky in Tony Starkās direction:

Okay ā letās sum this up: the arrow leaves the bow in 9.8 milliseconds, traveling at 278.7 mph. Just before the arrow was fired, its velocity was 0 mph, so in other words, the arrow went from 0 to 278.7 mph in 9.8 milliseconds, which is equal to an acceleration of 12,737.18 m/s2, or 1,299.7 g. A huge g force was experienced by the arrow for a very, very short time.

... A common (but gross) euphemism for individuals who experience a large acceleration over a short period is that they end up being a ābag of soup.ā In this case, with the acceleration experienced by the arrow, anyone attached to it would pass right by the bag of soup stage, go right through paste, and end up as a stain.

Again, acceleration is not your friend.

Poor Scott. Or perhaps, more accurately, āpoor pulpy stain that formerly was Scott.ā