Scientific proof that santa was real?
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 and 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, thanks 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 per second. This is to say that for each Christian household with good children, Santa has 1/1000th of a second to park, hop our of the sleigh, jump down the chimney, fill the stockings, distribute the remaining presents under the tree, eat whatever snacks have been left, get back up the chimney, get back into the sleigh an 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 purpose of our calculations we will accept), we are now talking about .78 miles per household, a total trip of 75« million miles, not counting stops to do what most of us must do at least once every 31 hours, plus feeding, etc. This means that Santa's sleigh is moving at 650 miles per second, 3,000 time 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 per second - a conventional reindeer can run, tops, 15 miles per 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 pounds), the sleigh is carrying 321,300 tons, not counting Santa, who is invariably described as overweight. On land, the conventional reindeer can pull no more than 300 pounds. Even granting the "flying reindeer" (see point #1) could pull TEN TIMES the normal amount, we cannot do the job with eight, or even nine. We need 214,200 reindeer. This increases the payload -not even counting the weight of the sleigh - to 353,430 tons. Again, for comparison - this is four times the weight of the Queen Elizabeth. 5) 353,000 tons travelling at 650 miles per second creates enormous air resistance - this will heat the reindeer up in the same fashion as spacecraft re-entering 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 4.26 thousandths of a second. Santa, meanwhile, will be subjected to centrifugal forces 17,500.06 times greater than gravity. A 250-pound Santa (which seems ludicrously slim) would be pinned to the back of his sleigh by 4,315,015 pounds of force. In conclusion - If Santa ever DID deliver presents on Christmas Eve, he's dead now. Any questions? Glad you all saw the humor in this. :) @MissPettipurr. Thanks for the historical background.
Asked By: jrrose - 7/30/2009
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Although Santa Claus is a mythical figure, his creation is based in part on a great Christian man named Saint Nicholas of Myra, who lived in the 4th century. Nicholas was born to Christian parents who left him an inheritance when they died, which he distributed to the poor. He became a priest at a young age and was... More
Answered By: Miss Pettipurr - 7/30/2009
Additional Answers (11)
Jack Frost took control of your mind and made you think that. Praise Santa! REPENT! REPENT!
Answered By: Basement Dweller - 7/30/2009
http://www.noradsanta.org/ Check this out closer to Christmas
Answered By: Wendy S - 7/30/2009
guess I could be pretty pissed off about what happened to me... but it's hard to stay mad, when there's so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I'm seeing it all at once, and it's too much, my heart fills up like a balloon that's about to burst... More
Answered By: JERRY PHD IN ROOT BEER - 7/30/2009
I read that entire thing. I love this question.
Answered By: A friendly Jihad - 7/30/2009
And...I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus.
Answered By: hatchingananswer - 7/30/2009
coool haha jk your just a childish nerdd
Answered By: ☮Hannah☮ - 7/30/2009
Answered By: The Viking - 7/30/2009
But if the reindeer convert that energy in #5 into propulsion, that would solve the point you missed about what fuel (with the attendant mass of such vast amount of fuel) could be used to power such a speedy flight.
Answered By: Old Man from Scene 24 - 7/30/2009
I truly hope you have a job and are not on public assistance.
Answered By: charchar - 7/30/2009
You forgot about the magic factor. Could you please incorporate the magic factor into your calculations.
Answered By: Jonah - 7/30/2009
lol thanks for clearing that up.
Answered By: Fiji spirit ~ Muslim soul - 7/30/2009
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