The size of things

The size of things

Postby Rum » Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:37 pm

I was looking at one of those Youtube vids about how big shit is last night. Not sure why I bother because I know how big what we can see of the universe is. I guess I just can't really grasp it - our minds are not capable I suspect. Anyway I did a little scribbled calculation as follows.

At 100 miles an hour non- stop, it would take about 106 years to drive your car to the sun.

At the same speed it would take about 20 million years to drive to Alpha Centauri, out nearest star.

And that's just for starters.

Of course you'd run out of petrol at some point.
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Re: The size of things

Postby pErvinalia » Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:48 pm

In whose time frame? :coffee:
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Re: The size of things

Postby Rum » Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:22 pm

Pardon?
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Re: The size of things

Postby NineBerry » Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:27 pm

You should calculate how big the car would have to be to have enough space to carry enough snacks and drinks for a hundred year journey.
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Re: The size of things

Postby Tero » Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:28 pm

And there is no such thing as a straight line! No worries! it all comes back to your bellybutton eventually!!!
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Re: The size of things

Postby tattuchu » Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:02 pm

You could never drive your car to the Sun! For starters, you'd run out of--

Oh, bugger.

I'll just, uh...

I'll get me coat, then, shall I?

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Re: The size of things

Postby tattuchu » Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:06 pm

You'd, uh... well, you'd run out of biscuits for tea! So there's that. Yes. Yes, there's that. Ha! And, um.. and, er... ah! and how would you make your tea!

There. I've run rings round you logically! :{D
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Re: The size of things

Postby Brian Peacock » Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:11 pm

I think a solar powered car is probably a good idea. That, and some really dark sunglasses.
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Re: The size of things

Postby JimC » Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:48 pm

We need a hyperspace drive, and we need it now!
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Re: The size of things

Postby pErvinalia » Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:40 am

Rum wrote:Pardon?
In whose time frame? :coffee:
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Re: The size of things

Postby JimC » Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:03 am

pErvinalia wrote:
Rum wrote:Pardon?
In whose time frame? :coffee:


:whisper: He's getting all relativistic...
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Re: The size of things

Postby Rum » Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:02 am

I'm no physicist but I don't see where my relatives come into this... :pardon:
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Re: The size of things

Postby Tero » Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:13 pm

Just ask our president! The universe is yuuge! Nobody knew how yuuuuge!
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Re: The size of things

Postby Sean Hayden » Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:32 pm

"The Americans from the North, at least the great part of those I have seen, eat only salted meat, bread made by themselves out of corn meal, coffee, and homemade cheese. To these the greater part...add strong liquor, for they are in general, in my opinion, lazy people of vicious character. " --José María Sánchez ~1827
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Re: The size of things

Postby Animavore » Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:33 pm

I feel like there's a "Yo' momma" joke in here.
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