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Unread postAuthor: Bluetooth » Sat Dec 23, 2006 5:39 pm

I'm sorry if this offends anyone. Read at your own risk. I was just joking about that I just came across this and since Christmas is coming near I thought I'd post it.

1. No known species of a reindeer can fly. BUT there are 300 000 species of living organisms, which have yet to be classified. And although these are mostly insects and bacteria, this may not exclude flying reindeer, which were only seen by Santa so far.
2. There are around 2 billion children (people under 18 ) in this world. BUT Santa seems not to deliver to Muslim, Hindu, Jewish or Buddhists. This reduces his work to approximately 15% of the total - 378 million children (according to census). An average of 3.5 children per household yields 91.8 million houses. We assume that in every house lives at least one good child.
3. If Santa Claus is traveling from East to West, he has a 31-hour-Christmas Day, allowed by the several time zones (which seems to be logical). Therefore you have 822.6 visits per second. Consequently, for every Christian household with good children Santa has 1/1 000 seconds for his work: park, jump out of his sleigh, come down the chimney, fill the socks, distribute the remaining presents under the Christmas Tree, exterminate the leftover of the Christmas meal, climb up the chimney again and fly to the next house. Assume that each of these 91.8 million stops around the world are equal (which of course, we know, is wrong, but for fundamental calculation we will accept this), so we get a 1.3 Km distance between households, an overall distance of 120.8 million Km, not including the things which everyone of us has to do at least once in 31 hours, plus getting a meal, etc. This means, that Santa's sleigh flies at 1 040 Km per second, 3 000 times the speed of sound. For comparison: the fastest man made vehicle in the world, the Ulysses Space Probe, travels with a ridiculous speed of 43.8 Km per second. An ordinary reindeer travels at speeds of up to 24 Km per HOUR.
4. The freight of the sleigh leads to another interesting effect. Assume that every child gets no more than a medium-sized Lego-Set (approximately 1 Kg), then the sleigh has a weight of 378 000 tons, not including Santa, who to everyone's knowledge is an overweight man. An ordinary reindeer cannot carry more than 175 Kg. Even if we assume, that a "flying reindeer" (according to (1)) can carry the ten-fold weight, not eight or even nine reindeer are be used for the sleigh. 216 000 reindeer are used. This raises the weight - not included the sleigh itself - to 410 400 tons. Again, to compare, this is more than the fourfold weight of Queen Elisabeth ( the ship not the monarch).
5. 410 400 tons traveling at a speed of 1 040 Km/s produces a huge air resistance - thus the reindeer will burn up, like a space craft entering the earth's atmosphere. The foremost pair of reindeer must then absorb 16.6 TRILLION Joules of energy. Every second. Otherwise they will go up in flames practically instantaneously, the next pair of reindeer will be exposed to the air opposition, and a deafening bang will be produced. The whole team of reindeer will be vaporised within 5 thousandths of a second. In the meantime Santa will be exposed to an acceleration 17 500 times that of the earth's gravity. A 120 Kg Santa Claus (which is ridiculously light after the description) would be nailed to the end of his sleigh - with a force of 20.6 million Newton.

So we are getting to the end:
IF Santa Claus finally managed to deliver the presents, today he must be DEAD!!!
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Unread postAuthor: medievalman » Sat Dec 23, 2006 6:20 pm

amazing, maybe he uses a giant potato gun to launch the presents down the chimney while passing overhead to minimize the time spent at each household, lol.
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Unread postAuthor: Insomniac » Sat Dec 23, 2006 6:46 pm

Ha ha that's funny. I love stuff like that that uses scientific evidence to disprove somthing that common sense tells you is impossible, it makes me laugh how they take it so seriously lol.
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Unread postAuthor: PVC Arsenal 17 » Sat Dec 23, 2006 7:06 pm

haha that's great.

you know the whole idea of santa as we know him was started by Coca-Cola.
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Unread postAuthor: ProfessorAmadeus » Sat Dec 23, 2006 7:46 pm

Santas magic. He can stop time and do it all it lest then 1/2 a second.
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Unread postAuthor: noname » Sat Dec 23, 2006 7:56 pm

Hater. :D
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Unread postAuthor: sgehring » Sat Dec 23, 2006 8:57 pm

I am Santa and your is a crap load of trouble for doubting me
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Unread postAuthor: ProfessorAmadeus » Sat Dec 23, 2006 9:02 pm

I love you santa!! :P . I want a pony and a shovel and a foot ball.
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Insomniac wrote:Hey why am I a goose???? Why not somthing a little more awe inspireing, like an eagle or something? LOL

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Unread postAuthor: sgehring » Sat Dec 23, 2006 10:15 pm

I know what you been up to Prof so don't push your luck
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Unread postAuthor: schmanman » Sat Dec 23, 2006 10:17 pm

what! santa.... he's.... he's.... not ..real????

I'm going to go curl up in a corner and whimper to myself now.

he he he, I am kidding. :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: ProfessorAmadeus » Sat Dec 23, 2006 10:31 pm

WHAT?!! Hes really not real? I am going to go hang myself now :cry: :( Oh and I have been a very good boy this year! :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: judgment_arms » Sat Dec 23, 2006 10:35 pm

Dude, you have WAY to much free time… Santa died in a LONG time ago, he was a real person during the dark ages, give ‘r take a few centuries…
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Unread postAuthor: MisterSteve124 » Sat Dec 23, 2006 10:40 pm

Please tell me that you just copied this from somewhere and didn't write this whole thing
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Re: Santa's Existence

Unread postAuthor: schmanman » Sat Dec 23, 2006 10:49 pm

Bluetooth wrote:I'm sorry if this offends anyone. Read at your own risk. I was just joking about that I just came across this and since Christmas is coming near I thought I'd post it.


he said he came across it, he did not type it.

EDIT!! 1000 posts. wow.
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Unread postAuthor: Bluetooth » Sat Dec 23, 2006 10:50 pm

I don't know, what do you think :wink: ?
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