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I really have nothing to put in here right now... but I thought it could be an interesting post.

hmmmm....... any takers here?

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no ... see that is a This or That thread ... this is just a useless information thread.

i will kick it off.

did you know that there are approximately ten million bricks in the Empire State Building.

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Hmmmm ok. Let see...........Ahhh found one for the holiday season.

Consider the following:

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 out 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 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 will accept), we are now talking about .78 miles per household, a total trip of 75-1/2 million miles, not counting stops to do what most of us must do at least once every 31 hours, plus feeding and etc.

This means that 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 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, conventional reindeer can pull no more than 300 pounds. Even granting that "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 traveling 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.

Useless? Useful? I’ll leave that for you to decide.

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HAHAHA... I htough you would rather cuddle with your wife tan sit here and talk to a bunch of guys... oh well to each his own.

Let's see useless info huh?

I'll have to think of somethin' and get back to y'all.

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Here is one I took off another site. LOL

The five most stolen items in a drugstore are batteries, cosmetics, film, sunglasses, and, get this, Preparation H. Apparently people are just too embarrassed to purchase the last item. And, just in case you are curious, one of Preparation H's main ingredient is shark liver oil. The oil not only helps shrink hemorrhoids, but will shrink any tissue. As a result, many older women in Florida use the stuff to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles!

Here is another one I found to be funny.

Did you ever wonder what the WD in WD-40 stands for? The name was lifted right out chemist Norm Larsen's laboratory notebook. Way back in 1953, he was trying to concoct an anti-corrosion formula, which worked on the basic principle of displacing water. On his 40th try, Larsen finally got it right. Hence the name WD-40. It literally means Water Displacer, 40th try.

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Al Gore invented the internet. :lol: Now there is some useless and untrue information for ya.

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i've got some good ones.. every page in my school agenda has useless info.. read on!!!

1)250 people have fallen off the leaning tower of Piza

2)"Jaws" is the most common name for goldfish

3) the foot is the most common body part to be bitten by insects

4)the average person spends two weeks waiting for a traffic light to change

5)during the average workday, a typist's fingers travel 12.6 miles

6)insects shiver when they're cold

7)everyday, more money is printed for Monopoly, than for the US treasury

8)the numbers on the opposite side of a die always ad up to 7

9)the average perons' hair grows a combined 55,000 inches per month

10)the average life span of a MLB baseball is 7 pitches

11) 1 person in 2 billion will live to be 116 or older

12)the average person has a total of 6 pounds of skin

13)the body has 2-3 million sweat glands

14)snakes' fangs fold inward whenb they close their mouth, so they dont bite themselves

15)for nightvision like an owl, you'd need eyes the size of a grapefruit

16) n eyelash lives for about 150 days before it falls out

17)more than half of north americans loser their tv remote between 1 and 5 times a week

18)the average 'pouring' speed of heinz ketchup frmo the bottle is 0.003 mph

19)the biggeest brain :sperm whale (20 pounds)

20) woodpecket's heads are filled with air pockets to cushion their head bones

21) top kitchen table top bacteria speed: 0.0001 mph

22) tiger shark embryos fight each other while in their mothers womb. the winner is born

23)most cats are left handed (or -pawed)

24) it is impossible to lick your elobw (over 75% of people who read this will tryi it)

25)a blue whales tongue weighs more than an elephant

26) in japan, it's against the law to buy or eat rice grown in another country

27) there are more donut shops per capita in canada than any other country

28) it takes an average of 548 peanuts to make a 12 ounce jar of peanut butter

29) next to elephants, draft horses are the strongest animals in the world

30) there are atleast 2 golf balls sitting on the moon

31) the king of hearts is the only king without a mustache

32) north american pearls do not make pearls of any value

33) you were born wit 300 bones. at adulthood, you are left with 206

34) you use 14 mucles to smile, and 43 to frown

35) bamboo can grow up to 3 feet in 24 hours

36) a chameleon has a tongue that is 1.5 times longer than it's body

37) black : usually the first color of crayon to be used up in a pack

38) baby robins can eat up to 14 feet of earthworms a day

39) your thumb is the same length as your nose

40) strabismus: when a persons eyes go in two directions at the same time

41) your stomach produces a new layer of mucus every 2 weeks

42) a human eyeball weighs about 1 ounce

43) illinois avenue: the most landed on square in monopoly

44) a crocodiles tongue is attached to the roof of it's mouth


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twisted1182 said:
....The five most stolen items in a drugstore are batteries, cosmetics, film, sunglasses, and, get this, Preparation H.....
Preparation H feels good "on the whole"..... :lol:

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I regularly send free parts to feoa people
and I once made stuffing
and some feoa people have seen my undershirt.
I got spanked for reviving an old thread to say I missed penny, and penny shows up!

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Perhaps you've never seen me naked.

Let me paint a self-portrait...Two ample man-boobs, hairier than your average gorilla, wildly unkept toenails, braided nose hair, puss-filled leper wounds, free-flowing snot, diphallic terrata, and often I have some fecal cling-ons due to sloppy wiping habits. You must be tough as nails.

I salute you...for bravery, if nothing else.
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