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Double Poll #261-2

Double Poll #261-2  

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  1. 1. Which Christmas song are you most sick of hearing?

    • Jingle Bells
    • Rudolph the Red Nosed reigndeer
      0
    • All I was for Christmas is you
      0
    • Last Christmas I gave you my heart
      0
    • Santa Claus is coming to town
    • Feliz Navidad
    • Rockin' around the Christmas Tree
      0
    • The 12 Days of Christmas
      0
    • Other
  2. 2. Did tea become famous because of Britain?



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Double Poll #261-2

Fun Fact: 

There are approximately two billion children (persons under 18) 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 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 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 onto 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 not 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 pokey 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 flying reindeer can pull 10 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). A mass of nearly 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 reaches 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 17,000 g's . A 250 pound Santa (which seems ludicrously slim considering all the high calorie snacks he must have consumed over the years) 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. (Disclaimer I did not write this, credit goes to Al0X#3499)


Fun Fact: Did you know that in the UK about 60 Billion cups of tea are drunk per year about 165 Million cups per day. 

Sources: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ngjz9RUoYw and a Random Discord Server.  

 

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2 hours ago, A mere Korutsu [Misato] said:

Double Poll #261-2

Fun Fact: 

There are approximately two billion children (persons under 18) 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 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 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 onto 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 not 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 pokey 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 flying reindeer can pull 10 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). A mass of nearly 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 reaches 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 17,000 g's . A 250 pound Santa (which seems ludicrously slim considering all the high calorie snacks he must have consumed over the years) 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. (Disclaimer I did not write this, credit goes to Al0X#3499)


Fun Fact: Did you know that in the UK about 60 Billion cups of tea are drunk per year about 165 Million cups per day. 

Sources: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ngjz9RUoYw and a Random Discord Server.  

 

1: Why would Japan be included when it's not Christian?

2: Quantum physics exists, so, when delivering presents, he could have multiple Santas delivering presents.

3: How would Santa be able to fit in even the largest of chimneys?

4: What is the weight of a medium sized Lego set?

5: By the ship Queen Elizabeth, is it the British supercarrier that was put into service 6 years ago? Is it the dreadnought that was in service in 1913?

6: How do 165 million cups of tea get consumed every day in a country of less than 70 million people?

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18 hours ago, Anun Tidera said:

1: Why would Japan be included when it's not Christian?

2: Quantum physics exists, so, when delivering presents, he could have multiple Santas delivering presents.

3: How would Santa be able to fit in even the largest of chimneys?

4: What is the weight of a medium sized Lego set?

5: By the ship Queen Elizabeth, is it the British supercarrier that was put into service 6 years ago? Is it the dreadnought that was in service in 1913?

6: How do 165 million cups of tea get consumed every day in a country of less than 70 million people?

Dont ask me I didnt write it

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On 12/26/2020 at 5:48 PM, Anun Tidera said:

6: How do 165 million cups of tea get consumed every day in a country of less than 70 million people?

Are you for real? Did it really not occur to you that people can consume more than one of a thing in single day?

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On 12/29/2020 at 2:36 PM, Brooklyn666 said:

Are you for real? Did it really not occur to you that people can consume more than one of a thing in single day?

I know that people can consume more than one per day. I think my pre-calc teacher drinks at least 3 cups of tea per day. I didn't think the Brits would love tea that much. However, my pre-calc teacher is English and also buys his tea from England even though he lives by Luke Air Force Base in Arizona. His daughter also spoke in an English accent when she was young.

On 12/29/2020 at 1:05 PM, Callum said:

You can drink more than one cup of tea.. at minimum it's 3 a day. But one is allowed to drink more.

Is that an informal rule in England?

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On 1/2/2021 at 2:10 PM, Callum said:

Yes. It's a finable offence.  You used to get arrested, but the rules were relaxed a few years back.

Is it a serious law that was enforced?

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