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The scentific truth about Santa :P

Post  Niall on Fri Dec 21, 2007 7:45 am

The funny truth about Santa:

1) No known speciesof reindeer can fly. BUT there are 300,000 species of living organisms yetto be classified, and while most of these are insects and germs, this doesnot COMPLETELY rule out flying reindeer which only Santa has ever seen.

2) There are 2 billion children (persons under 18) in the world. BUT sinceSanta doesn't (appear) to handle the Muslim, Hindu, Jewish and Buddhistcihldren, that reduces the workload to to 15% of the total - 378 millionaccording to Population Reference Bureau. At an average (census) rate of 3.5children per household, that's 91.8 million homes. One presumes there's atleast one good child in each.

3) Santa has 31 hours of Christmas to work with, thanks to the differenttime zones and the rotation of the earth, assuming he travels east to west(which seemes logical). This works out to 822.6 visits per second. This isto say that for each Christian household with good children, Santa has1/1000th of a second to park, hop out of the sleigh, jump down the chimney,fill the stockings, distribute the remaining presents under the tree, eatwhatever snacks have been left, get back up the chimney, get back into thesleigh and move on to the next house. Assuming that each of these 91.8million stops are evenly distributed around the earth (which, of course, weknow to be false but for the purposes of our calculations we will accept), weare now talking about .78 miles per household, a total trip of 75-1/2 millionmiles, not counting stops to do what most of us must do at least once every31 hours, plus feeding and etc. This means that Santa's sleigh is moving at 650 miles per second, 3,000times the speed of sound. For purposes of comparison, the fastest man-> madevehicle on earth, theUlysses space probe, moves at a poky 27.4 miles persecond - a conventional reindeer can run, tops, 15 miles per hour.

4) The payload on the sleigh adds another interesting element. Assumingthat each child gets nothing more than a medium-sized lego set (2 pounds),the sleigh is carrying 321,300 tons, not counting Santa, who is invariablydescribed as overweight. On land, conventional reindeer can pull no morethan 300 pounds. Even granting that "flying reindeer" (see point #1) couldpull TEN TIMES the normal anount, we cannot do the job with eight, or evennine. We need 214,200 reindeer. This increases the payload - not evencounting the weight of the sleigh - to 353,430 tons. Again, for comparison -this is four times the weight of the Queen Elizabeth.

5) 353,000 tons travelling at 650 miles per second creates enourmous airresistance - this will heat the reindeer up in the same fashion asspacecrafts re-entering the earth's atmosphere. The lead pair of reindeerwill absorb 14.3 QUINTILLION joules of energy. Per second. Each. In short,they will burst into flame almost instantaneously, exposing the reindeerbehind them, and create deafening sonic booms in their wake. The entirereindeer team will be vaporized within 4.26 thousandths of a second. Santa,meanwhile, will be subjected to centrifugal forces 17,500.06 times greaterthan gravity. A 250-pound Santa (which seems ludicrously slim) would bepinned to the back of his sleigh by 4,315,015 pounds of force.

In conclusion - If Santa ever DID deliver presents on Christmas Eve, he's dead now.

Unless ofcourse, its magic Smile

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Re: The scentific truth about Santa :P

Post  Danny on Fri Dec 21, 2007 7:53 am

HAHAHAH thats some funny shit lol Razz

Niall try n get some more people added i wanna make this thing a bit bigger Razz

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lol

Post  Carl on Fri Dec 21, 2007 1:04 pm

Lol how on earth would you find that stuff out? affraid

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Re: The scentific truth about Santa :P

Post  Niall on Mon Dec 31, 2007 1:28 pm

By having no life, friends or girlfriends. Luckily I didn't write that then Razz .
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