lol santa's a stalker and not real...

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lol santa's a stalker and not real...

Post  me0w mix 700 on Sat Jan 10, 2009 9:30 am

Lol santa watching what were doing every min of the day and knows about every thing we do that sounds like a stalker to me. And also he could be a terriest he could put bombs in all thoes persents And heres another reason i dont believe in santa clause I go it off the internet but iv herd things like this before but here it is. Read this and then tell me you still believe in santa...

Is it really possible for one man to deliver presents to more than two billion children in a single night? Advanced science gives some answers.

On the Christmas cards, it all looks so effortless. Apart from the occasional slip-up with drunken reindeer, narrow chimney and blizzards, Santa Claus manages to deliver billions of gifts on Christmas Eve, maintaining his smile and benevolence all the while. His support team: a few reindeer and a handful of diligent elves. Clearly, only an innocent child would swallow the propaganda. Yet there is now enough real science some extremely theoretical and advanced to explain that it could actually be done.

The problems are enormous. Put yourself in Santa Claus's fur boots: how does he know where children live, and what they want? How can he fly in any weather, circle the globe overnight, carry billions of pounds of cargo and make silent, rooftop landings with pinpoint accuracy?

Some years ago, Spy Magazine examined these issues in an article that has since proliferated across the Internet. The magazine concluded that Santa Claus would require 214,200 reindeer and, with the huge mass of presents, would encounter "enormous air resistance, heating the reindeer up in the same fashion as a spacecraft re-entering the earth's atmosphere''. In short, it continued, "they will burst into flame almost instantaneously, creating deafening sonic booms in their wake. The entire reindeer team will be vaporised within 4-26 thousandths of a second. Santa Claus, meanwhile, will be subjected to forces 17,500.06 times greater than gravity . In conclusion, if Santa Claus ever did deliver present on Christmas Eve, he's dead now''.

The point is, Santa Claus is not dead. He delivers presents every Christmas Eve, as reliably as Rudolph's nose is red. It he overcome the kinds of problems outlined above, it can only be with the aid of out-of-this-world technology.

Santa Claus has a huge market: there are 2.106 billion children aged under 18 in the world, according to UNICEF. Given the pagan origins of the festival, and the emphasis on charity, we can assume that he will delivery presents to each and every child and not just Christian children. It is Christmas, after all.

Assume there are 2.5 children a house. That means Santa Claus has to make 842 million stops on Christmas Eve. Now let's say these homes are spread equally across the land masses of the planet. Given a radius of 3,986 miles, the Earth's surface area is 196,600 sq miles. Only 29% of the surface of the plant is land, so this narrows down the populated area of 57,900,00 sq. miles. Each household, therefore, occupies the same sized plot, so the distance between each household is the square root of the area, which is 0.26 miles.

Every Christmas Eve, Santa Claus has to travel a distance equivalent to the number of chimneys 842 million multiplied by this average spacing between households, which works out to be 221 million miles. This sound daunting, particularly given that he must cover this distance in a single night.

Fortunately, Santa Claus has more than 24 hours in which to deliver the presents. Consider the first point on the planet to go through the International Date Line at midnight on December 24. From this moment on, Santa Claus can pop down chimneys. If he says right here, he will have 24 hours to deliver presents to everyone alone the date line. But he can do better than this by travelling backward against the direction of the Earth. That way he can deliver presents for almost another 24 hours to everywhere else on Earth, making 48 hours in all, which is 2,880 minutes, or 172,800 seconds.

From this, one can calculate that Santa Claus has a little over two ten-thousandths of a second to get between each of the 842 million households. To cover the total distance of 221 million miles in this time means that his sleigh is moving at an average of 1,279 miles per second. Ignoring quibbles about air temperature and humidity, the speed of sound is something like 750 miles per hour, or 0.2 miles per second, so Santa Claus is achieving the speeds of around of 6.395 times the speed of sound, or Mach 6.395.

When a sleigh, or any object, exceeds the speed of sound, there will be at least one sonic boom. This is a shock wave sent out when the sleigh catches up with pressure waves it generates while moving.Santa Claus, however, does not generate any sonic boom on Christmas Eve. In his book Unweaving the Rainbow, Richard Dawkins says he has used this fact to disprove (some would say rather cruelly) the existence of Santa Claus to a six-year-old child. To a biologist, this may seem persuasive but, to an aerodynamics engineer, it suggests that Santa Claus has found a way to suppress sonic booms. For example, say Weatherill, perhaps Santa Claus cancels the peaks and thoughts in the shock wave with troughs and peaks of "anti-sound" generated by a specialised speaker on his sleigh.

The speed of light is absolute and cannot be exceeded so we should check that Santa Claus is not breaking cosmic law. The usual figure of the speed of light is 984 million feet per second, which, given that there are 5,280 feet per miles, works out to be 186,000 miles per second. Santa Claus is comfortably within this limit, travelling at around one-145th of the speed of light - too slow to worry about the implications of Einstein's theory of relativity.

This assumes, however, that Santa Claus throws the presents down each chimney while passing overhead. In fact, he must stop at each house so that he has to achieve double the speed calculated above (from a standing start, he has to travel the distance between each house in two ten-thousandths of a second). That means going from 0 to 2,558 miles per second in two ten-thousandths of a second - an acceleration of 12.79 million miles per second per second.

The acceleration due to gravity is a mere 32 feet per second, so the acceleration of Santa Claus's sleigh is equivalent to about two billion times that caused by the gravitational tug of the Earth. Given that Santa Claus is excessively overweight, say around 30 stone, the force he will feel is his mass times his acceleration: around 4,000 million newtons. Even fighter pilots cannot cope with accelerations more than a few times that of gravity: they have to use special breathing and so-called G-suits to keep the blood in their heads. Santa Claus would have to cope with around two billion times this acceleration. As the physics professor Lawrence Krauss put it, that would reduce our fat friend to "chunky salsa".

Prof Krauss has considered similar problems on his work on the physics of Star Trek. The Starship Enterprise gets by with devices called ``inertial dampers`` to cushion the forces that Captain Kirk feel's in the seat of his pants. Santa Claus has to resort to similar tactics, creating an artificial world within his sleigh in which the reaction force that responds to the accelerating force is cancelled, perhaps by some kind of gravitational field.

There is one other problem Santa Claus has to contend with: his cargo of toys. Assuming that each of the 2.106 billion children gets nothing more than a medium-sized construction set (2lb), he has a load weighing 4.212 billion pounds. Then there is his supply of fuel to achieve these huge speeds. Santa Claus has some serious hurdles to overcome.

Larry Silverberg at North Carolina State University decided to deliver some scientific answers to all these troublesome questions. Silverberg, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and a member of Nasa's Mars Mission Research Center, describes Santa Claus's sleigh as one of the engineering wonders of the world and thinks he knows enough about how it works to become a true believer. "Santa Claus clearly is ahead of the curve when it comes to applying advanced scientific theories to his sleigh's design. Children shouldn't believe others who say he isn't real because there's now way he could deliver toys all over the world in one night. There is a way, and it's based on plausible science".

Prof. Silverberg suggests that Santa Claus exploits features of Albert Einstein's theory of relativity, which starts from the premise that the speed of light and the laws of physics are the same - invariant - for observers moving at constant speeds relative to one another. The significance of special relativity is that common sense falls apart when we travel at high speed, particularly when we approach the ultimate speed - that of light. However, the speed of light is constant, no matter what the position or speed of an observer.
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