The Speed of Toilet Paper

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

  1. Jeff

    Jeff Guest

    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
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  2. Do the math, it's physically impossible.
    Ass burns?
    Hey you jerk, it's:
    http://ww.odd-info.com
     
    William Elliot, Jun 27, 2006
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  3. Jeff

    David Moran Guest

    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
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  4. Jeff

    Rich Holmes Guest

    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
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  5. Hm, about 1 roll per month. Seems within range.
    Thank you for your elegantly contorted answer upon my behalf.
    By physical deficiencies do you mean inadequate typing skills?
     
    William Elliot, Jun 27, 2006
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  6. Jeff

    Bryce Utting Guest

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

    (weirdo.)


    butting
     
    Bryce Utting, Jun 27, 2006
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  7. 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
    to answer your question.

    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
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  8. Jeff

    Otto Bahn Guest

    Some chyks have been known to type with their boobies.

    --oTTo--
     
    Otto Bahn, Jun 27, 2006
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  9. 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
    a previous neophyte bad mouther to whom I answered:

    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
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  10. Jeff

    Otto Bahn Guest

    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
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    Marc Goodman Guest

    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
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  12. 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
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  13. "shucks"
    an exclamation of mild disappointment, disgust, etc.
     
    William Elliot, Jun 28, 2006
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  14. 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
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  15. Did she even bother writing a hefty-kewl burnout post? I'm too lazy to
    Google...
     
    Chris McGonnell, Jun 28, 2006
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  16. Jeff

    Otto Bahn Guest

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

    --oTTo--
     
    Otto Bahn, Jun 28, 2006
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  17. 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
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    barbara Guest

    IFYPFY.

    BW
     
    barbara, Jun 28, 2006
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  19. Jeff

    Otto Bahn Guest

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

    --oTTo--
     
    Otto Bahn, Jun 28, 2006
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  20. Jeff

    Adam Funk Guest

    It has a high letter to syllable ratio: 6, in fact.

    What is the standard for what constitutes a big word?
     
    Adam Funk, Jun 28, 2006
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