Time to clean this dusty old blog off...
Recently I have been extremely busy with school, work, and my girlfriend. I try to fit in a few minutes every day to check up on the forums, and more specificially the NPC forum to "mod it up" in that area. I log into runescape probably for less than 2 hours per week, mainly once a day to check Grand Exchange deals. I'm currently trying to go for the Quest Cape with any spare Runescape time I have. I've also taken up playing Travian. I play on servers 7 and the newly restarted speed server. If you want to join my alliance or just be friends, PM me (Username=Fenian45).
I just edited this from my sig and wanted to still keep track of this info, so here it is
Items Submitted to the
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Last update: 01/18/2010
So this is how you make a blog, very interesting. I guess that I will post random stuff and maybe some useful information in here in the near future. Not that anyone would actually read this or anything.....but hey.
Now if you know what my screen name is, and I'm guessing you do as you clicked on my name to view this blog. I know "Damaged500" sounds like some bored 12-year-old created it one rainy day. The truth is when I first started playing runescape, I just wanted to try it out first so I picked a screen name that would be easy to remember, and came up with the Damaged500. With email and other games, I have more elaborate, creative names with no "500" following them. The reason I never changed it was that I didn't want to start all over again with all the time I had invested in the game so far. If you actually read this far, thanks for reading.
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. There are 2 billion children in the world (persons under 18). But since Santa doesn't (appear to) handle Muslim, Hindu, Jewish, or Buddhist children, that reduces the workload by 85% of the total--leaving 378 million according to the Population Reference Bureau. At an average (census) rate of 3.5 children per household, that's 91.8 million homes. One presumes there is at least one good child per houes. Santa has 31 hours of Christmas to work with, thanks to the different time zones and the rotation of the earth, assuming he travels from east to west (which seems logical). This works out to 822.6 visits per second. That is to say that for each Christmas household with good children, Santa has 1/1000th of a second to park, hop out of the sleigh, jump down the chimney, fill the stockings, distribute the remaining presents under the tree, eat whatever snacks have been left, go back up the chimney, get 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 accept), we are now talking about 0.78 miles per household, a total trip of 75.5 million miles, not counting stops to do what most of us have to do at least once every 31 hours, plus feeding, etc. That means that Santa's sleigh is moving at 650 miles per second, 3000 times the speed of sound. For purposes of comparision, the fastest man-made vechicle on earth, the Ulysses space probe, moves at a poky 27.4 miles per second-a conventional reigndeer camn run, at tops 25-30 miles per hour. The payload of the slgigh on the sleigh adds another interesting element. Assuming each child gets nothing more than a medium size LEGO set (2 lbs), the sleigh is carrying 321,300 tons, not counting Santa, who is invariably described as overweight. On land, conventional reigndeer can pull no more than 300 pounds. Even granting the "flying reign" can pull TEN TIMES that normal amount, we cannot do the job with eight, or even nine--we need 214,200 reigndeer. This increases the payload--not counting the weight of the sleigh--to 353,430 tons. Again for comparison, this is four times the weight of the HMS Queen Elizabeth ( a large battle ship). 353,000 tons traveling at 650 miles per second creates enormous air resistance. This will heat up the reigndeer up in the same fashion as spacecrafts re-entering the earth's atmosphere. The lead pair will absorb 14.3 QUINTILLION joules of energy per second, each. In short, they will burst into flames almost instantly, exposing the reigndeer behind them, and creating a deafening sonic boom in their wake. The entire reigndeer team will be vaporized within 4.26 thousandths of a second. Santa, meanwhile, will be subjet to forces 17,500.06 times greater than gravity. A 250 lb. Santa (which seems ludicrously slim) would be pinned to the back of the sleigh by a 4,315,015 pound force. In conclusion, of Santa ever DID deliver presents on Christmas eve, he's now dead. Sorry to disappoint.