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Old 12-04-2004, 06:36 PM
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Did Santa Claus really come to town?

1) No known species of reindeer can fly. BUT there are 300,000 species of living organisms yet to be classified, and while most of these are insects and germs, this does not COMPLETELY rule out flying reindeer which only Santa has ever seen.

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

3) Santa has 31 hours of Christmas to work with. This is due to the different time zones and the rotation of the earth, assuming he travels east to west (which seems logical). This works out to 822.6 visits/second. This is to say that for each Christian household with good children, Santa has .001 second to park, hop out of the sleigh, jump down the chimney, get back into the sleigh and move on to the next house. Assuming that each of these 91.8 million stops are evenly distributed around the earth (which, of course, we know to be false but for the purposes of our calculations we will accept), we are now talking about .78 miles/household, a total trip of 75.5 million miles; not counting stops to do what most of us must do at least once every 31 hours, plus feeding & etc. So Santa's sleigh must be moving at 650 miles/second, 3,000 times the speed of sound. For purposes of comparison, the fastest man-made vehicle on earth, the Ulysses space probe, moves at a poky 27.4 miles/second. A conventional reindeer can run, tops, 15 miles/hour.

4) The payload on the sleigh adds another interesting element. Assuming that each child gets nothing more than a medium-sized lego set (2 lb.), the sleigh is carrying 321,300 tons, not counting Santa, who is invariably described as overweight. On land, conventional reindeer can pull no more than 300 lb. Even granting that "flying reindeer" (see #1) could pull 10 TIMES the normal amount, we cannot do the job with 8, or even 9 reindeer. We need 214,200. This increases the payload - not counting the weight of the sleigh - to 353,430 tons. This is four times the weight of the ocean-liner Queen Elizabeth.

5) 353,000 tons travelling at 650 miles/second creates enormous air resistance. This will heat up the reindeer up in the same fashion as a spacecraft reentering the earth's atmosphere. The lead pair of reindeer will absorb 14.3 QUINTILLION joules of energy. Per second. Each. In short, they will burst into flame almost instantaneously, exposing the reindeer behind them, and create deafening sonic booms in their wake. The entire reindeer team will be vaporized within .00426 of a second. Meanwhile, Santa will be subjected to centrifugal forces 17,500.06 times greater than gravity. A 250-lb Santa (seems ludicrously slim) would be pinned to the back of his sleigh by 4,315,015 lb. of force.

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

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Old 12-04-2004, 06:52 PM
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WOWWWWWWWW.....
Congratulations.....That was great...I wish I had the time/talent to put together something like that. Keep up the excellent work...
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alittle1,
WOWWWWWWWW.....
Congratulations.....That was great...I wish I had the time/talent to put together something like that. Keep up the excellent work...
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don't give him so much credit. i read that somewhere about 3 months ago.

way to get into the the spirit "alittle1"......... you should be proud

is it just me or does this have autopart written all over it?
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You just may have a bit tooo much time on your hands or you are doggging it at work
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don't give him so much credit. i read that somewhere about 3 months ago.

way to get into the the spirit "alittle1"......... you should be proud

is it just me or does this have autopart written all over it?
auto-part... ... EEK! AAGH! RUN FOR YOU LIVES, MY FRIENDS! SAVE YOURSELFS!
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auto-part... ... EEK! AAGH! RUN FOR YOU LIVES, MY FRIENDS! SAVE YOURSELFS!
i was wrong, this guy has 83 tech posts, can't be auto-part.
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So, what was the question?
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now its time to print that out and post it on all kindergarten schools
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