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Old 12-22-2018, 12:55 PM   #1
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Santa Claus notables for your holiday season

(Spoiler Alert for those who believe in Santa Claus)

Modern day Santa Claus look invented for Coca Cola.....

https://www.coca-colacompany.com/sto...re-santa-claus


And then there's this......

Is there a Santa Claus? - a physicist view
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.

(NOTE: This appeared in the SPY Magazine (January, 1990))


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Merry Christmas HoHoHo

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Old 12-22-2018, 02:45 PM   #2
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thought it was a post with ALL your christmas themed diecast. cheeky click bait. well, a merry christmas to all... and happy holidays!
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Damn Blues Boy you single handedly ruined Christmas for me! I knew I should have stopped reading your article after spoiler alert! Happy Holidays to everyone.
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Damn Blues Boy you single handedly ruined Christmas for me! I knew I should have stopped reading your article after spoiler alert! Happy Holidays to everyone.
take heart... if santa claus makes that many toys within a year (when diecast manufacturers struggle), i'm sure he's more than capable of managing (and delegating) delivery logistics. and since he's never failed to deliver, there's obviously flaws in that study
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You know BB,....from now on I am going to call it out as it is.

Your a liar. Your foul, ignorant crap about anything you don't like or agree with is not because you are especially stupid (you are,..but that's not the reason) but its because you will say anything,.....regardless of your complete ignorance,....to just justify the sad BS meter inside your head that you are compelled to reach the upper limit consistently.

A liar pretty much sums it up,...with all its characteristic connotations.

Your a disgrace. You could not have the Hobby in its best interest or talk about it reasonable or sensibly if your life dependent on it.

Sad,....but excruciatingly true.

And from now on,...every time bile spews from your mouth I will remind everyone of it. I wont provide a alternative view,...I'll just demonstrate how disabled you are by your BS meter.
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thought it was a post with ALL your christmas themed diecast. cheeky click bait. well, a merry christmas to all... and happy holidays!
Thanks for youuuur spoiler alert TC

If there's no Santa Claus......there surely is a Santa Cat and Santa Skull

A Happy Diecast December to One and All

(Every year I forget to ask Santa for nice camera )

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You know BB,....from now on I am going to call it out as it is......Your a liar
Nothing like ending a year with a Barrel of Laughs



OK UF ... There is a Santa (of sorts)

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Thanks for youuuur spoiler alert TC

If there's no Santa Claus......there surely is a Santa Cat and Santa Skull

A Happy Diecast December to One and All

(Every year I forget to ask Santa for nice camera )

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where's santa splat?
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Although contemplated, I never purchased it.... Believe it or not it's still available... Hobby master Air Power Series US Navy S-3B Viking "Santa Tracker? VS-35, USS Abraham Lincoln Hobby Master HA4904 Scale 1:72 ezToys - Diecast Models and Collectibles

It's been out a while, I suspect not a big seller.... hence a shelf warmer. I haven't totally ditched the idea

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Found this....no other details other than the picture...looks legit.

Wonder who's was first? This unknown airline or USN VS-35?




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Old 12-23-2018, 09:49 AM   #12
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it was a fleeting christmas livery for ryanair circa 2003 on their ei-csc. vs-35 came first, this was ryanair's cheeky copy...
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It's that time of season and boy did I almost miss the plane on ... wouldn't you know it? JCW is releasing their version of a 1/72 Santa Cat F-14

And the out the door price delivered from TFM is $72 USD....for a November 2019 Pre-order

I missed out on th Century Wings release....ill be dammed if I miss this JCW release......

The only 1/72 version I have now is from Easy Models in plastic....make a great light weight tree topper.

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