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View Poll Results: Do you belive in Santa Claus?
Yes 6 23.08%
No 2 7.69%
I am a bad person, so Santa has never visted me 5 19.23%
Dan's to board for his own good, and should be locked up. 13 50.00%
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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-02-2002, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
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POLL: Who belives in Santa Claus???

<font color="blue"> Yes I am serious. Also very very board [img]images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img].</font color>

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Re: POLL: Who belives in Santa Claus???

Of course I believe...
He's a neighbour of mine!
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I think you should be locked up, but it takes one to know one. Most of us here spend a bit to much quality time with our "imaginary computer 4x4 friends".[img]images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]

Besides, everyone knows Santa is dead. The Soviets shot him down over Siberia with a surface to air guided missile in 1964. The files are still locked away in the KGB basement along with the wearabouts of Elvis and Jimmy Hoffa.[img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
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Re: POLL: Who belives in Santa Claus???

this isn't fair, the poll should be multiple choice . I had three of those boxes I would have checked . yes I believe in Santa Claus, I am a bad person so Santa never vists me and YES Dan is way to bored and should be locked up [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] happy holidays (politically correct version of Merry Christmas)..... Von Warner
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Santa... Who is Santa????

Ohhhhh, he is the guy that uses very little gas for his sleigh and therefor doesn't receive any free gas from the internet......

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Oh he exist I saw him and Elvis at the local 7-eleven eating a jumbo doggie [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

[img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] dont impress me with what you know but impress me
knowing what you don't [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Believe? You mean someone is questioning the existence of Santa Claus?
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Yeah when I was 8 he touched my... I cried!
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The scientific approach:

<font color="green">This always gets circulated this time of year, so I guess it's my turn to spread it around again.</font color>

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 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
1/1000 th of a second to park the sleigh, hop out, jump down the chimney,
fill the stocking, 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 we will
accept for the purposes of our calculations), we are now 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 poky 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 500,000 tons, not counting Santa
himself. On land, a conventional reindeer can pull no more than 300
pounds. Even granting that the "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 weight,
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).

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 reentering the earth's atmosphere. The lead pair of reindeer
would adsorb 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 reached 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) 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.

Merry Christmas
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...someone has way WAY to much time [img]images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]
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