# The Speed of Toilet Paper

Discussion in 'General Math' started by Jeff, Jun 27, 2006.

1. ### JeffGuest

Here's the kind of things you can do to have some fun with math:

Americans use enough toilet paper in one day to wrap around the world nine
times. If it were on one giant roll, we would be unrolling it at the rate of
7,600 miles per hour - roughly mach. 10, ten times the speed of sound.

- from ww.odd-info.com - Have fun!

Jeff, Jun 27, 2006

2. ### William ElliotGuest

Do the math, it's physically impossible.
Ass burns?
Hey you jerk, it's:
http://ww.odd-info.com

William Elliot, Jun 27, 2006

3. ### David MoranGuest

I think anyone could realize that and the way you wrote it is STILL wrong,
it's http://www.odd-info.com. Question: what good does calling someone a
jerk unwarranted do? Just wondering...

Dave

David Moran, Jun 27, 2006
4. ### Rich HolmesGuest

In round numbers Earth's diameter is 13000 km; its circumference is
40000 km or 4E7 m. Population of the US is roughly 300 million. 9 x 4E7
m / 3E8 = 3 x 4E-1 = 1.2 meters per person per day. That's the right
order of magnitude.

Actually wrapping it nine times around the world is, granted,
physically impossible.
It makes it clear what sort of person this "William Elliot" is.
Elegant, refined, tactful, and absolutely not overcompensating for any
physical deficiencies.

Rich Holmes, Jun 27, 2006
5. ### William ElliotGuest

Hm, about 1 roll per month. Seems within range.
By physical deficiencies do you mean inadequate typing skills?

William Elliot, Jun 27, 2006
6. ### Bryce UttingGuest

well, uh, most of us here type with our fingers, but sure, I guess.

(weirdo.)

butting

Bryce Utting, Jun 27, 2006
7. ### Kevin S. WilsonGuest

We aim to please, so please aim. <--- funnier over a urinal
I imagine a quick downward glance next time you're in the shower ought

That would be next Tuesday, right?
--
"Danked," the past participle of "dank", is used to refer to someone
who replies to his own post on an online forum posing as another person
(see "Internet sock puppet") but forgetting to change his username . . . .
This was an act of stupidity meriting a name of its own, and because the hapless
contributor's username was Danks, the term "dank" or "danked" emerged.
-- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danked

Kevin S. Wilson, Jun 27, 2006
8. ### Otto BahnGuest

Some chyks have been known to type with their boobies.

--oTTo--

Otto Bahn, Jun 27, 2006
9. ### William ElliotGuest

Ah shucks, an uncreative plagiarist.
Your banal penis envy insult lacks any inspiration for me to proffer
you a poetic retort. Thus I'll have to resort to the inspiration of

White is black
and black is white
and you so lack,
we'll cut you slack.
No, I take baths.

William Elliot, Jun 28, 2006
10. ### Otto BahnGuest

You might want to find a dictionary site so you can figure
out what the second big word means. It would be preferable
if you checked your nonsense *before* posting it to the
usenet. I know I always do.

--oTTo--

Otto Bahn, Jun 28, 2006
11. ### Marc GoodmanGuest

You are Comicbook Guy from the Simpsons, and I claim my Darth Vader
"Empire Strikes Back" action figure in its original box.

Marc Goodman, Jun 28, 2006
12. ### William ElliotGuest

Look out Darth Vader, you shouldn't hold a death ray in your hand when
you're rolling on the floor with laughter, you might hit yourself ...
Darth Vader? Darth Vader? Oh no, nooo... I shouldn't have told him that
joked. Damn, with his death, Bush will take over Empire and we'll be
longing for the good old days of RayGun Darth Vader.

William Elliot, Jun 28, 2006
13. ### William ElliotGuest

"shucks"
an exclamation of mild disappointment, disgust, etc.

William Elliot, Jun 28, 2006
14. ### Kevin S. WilsonGuest

He thinks "shucks" is a big word? That's kinda sad, innit?

--
"Danked," the past participle of "dank", is used to refer to someone
who replies to his own post on an online forum posing as another person
(see "Internet sock puppet") but forgetting to change his username . . . .
This was an act of stupidity meriting a name of its own, and because the hapless
contributor's username was Danks, the term "dank" or "danked" emerged.
-- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danked

Kevin S. Wilson, Jun 28, 2006
15. ### Chris McGonnellGuest

Did she even bother writing a hefty-kewl burnout post? I'm too lazy to

Chris McGonnell, Jun 28, 2006
16. ### Otto BahnGuest

I think she went quietly, in her sleep.
Lazy is as lazy doesn't.

--oTTo--

Otto Bahn, Jun 28, 2006
17. ### Chris McGonnellGuest

Well, Billy's busy with his dance classes and his working class family
over there in UKasia, so I suppose "shucks" *is* an awfully big word
to him. I mean, I imagine British dance schools don't emphasize
literacy, do you?

Chris McGonnell, Jun 28, 2006
18. ### barbaraGuest

IFYPFY.

BW

barbara, Jun 28, 2006
19. ### Otto BahnGuest

It's more like the difference between YHBT and YHL.
HAND!

--oTTo--

Otto Bahn, Jun 28, 2006