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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 9:27 pm    Post subject: SCIENTIFICALLY SANTA Reply with quote

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>There are approximately two billion children (persons under eighteen)
>in the world. However, since Santa does not visit children of Muslim,
>Hindu, Jewish or Buddhist (except maybe in Japan) religions, this
>reduces the workload for Christmas night to 15% of the total, or 378
>million (according to the Population Reference Bureau). At an
>average (census) rate of 3.5 children per household, that comes to
>108 million homes, presuming that there is at least one good child
>in each.
>
>Santa has about 31 hours of Christmas to work with, thanks to the
>different time zones and the rotation of the earth, assuming he
>travels east to west (which seems logical). This works out to 967.7
>visits per second.
>
>This is to say that for each Christian household with a good child,
>Santa has around 1/1000th of a second to park the sleigh, hop out,
>jump down the chimney, fill the stockings, distribute the remaining
>presents under the tree, eat whatever snacks have been left for him,
>get back up the chimney, jump into the sleigh and get on to the next
>house.
>
>Assuming that each of these 108 million stops is evenly distributed
>around the earth (which, of course, we know to be false, but will
>accept for the purposes of our calculations), we are now talking
>about 0.78 miles per household; a total trip of 75.5 million miles,
>not counting bathroom stops or breaks.
>
>This means Santa's sleigh is moving at 650 miles per second--3,000
>times the speed of sound. For purposes of comparison, the fastest
>man-made vehicle, the Ulysses space probe, moves at a poky 27.4
>miles per second, and a conventional reindeer can run (at best) 15
>miles per hour. The payload of the sleigh adds another interesting
>element.
>
>Assuming that each child gets nothing more than a medium sized Lego
>set (two pounds), the sleigh is carrying over 500 thousand tons, not
>counting Santa himself. On land, a conventional reindeer can pull no
>more than 300 pounds. Even granting that the "flying" reindeer could
>pull ten times the normal amount, the job can't be done with eight
>or even nine of them... Santa would need 360,000 of them.
>
>This increases the payload, not counting the weight of the sleigh,
>another 54,000 tons, or roughly seven times the weight of the Queen
>Elizabeth (the ship, not the monarch). 600,000 tons traveling at 650
>miles per second creates enormous air resistance. This would heat up
>the reindeer in the same fashion as a spacecraft re-entering the
>earth's atmosphere. The lead pair of reindeer would absorb 14.3
>quintillion joules of energy per second each. In short they would
>burst into flames almost instantaneously, exposing the reindeer
>behind them and creating deafening sonic booms in their wake.
>
>The entire reindeer team would be vaporized within 4.26 thousandths
>of a second, or right about the time Santa reached the fifth house
>on his trip. Not that it matters, however, since Santa, as a result
>of accelerating from a dead stop to 650 m.p.s. in .001 seconds,
>would be subjected to acceleration forces of 17,500 g's. A 250 pound
>Santa (which seems ludicrously slim) would be pinned to the back of
>the sleigh by 4,315,015 pounds of force, instantly crushing his
>bones and organs and reducing him to a quivering blob of pink goo.
>Therefore, if Santa did exist, he's dead now.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2004 3:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing Nice find bro.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 26, 2004 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice Smile
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