View Poll Results: If Chick contacts the AFLAC-Duck: What he's going to say?

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  • Let's meet in my limo at 4PM darlin'

    61 36.97%
  • Let me sleep on it first, Chicky

    13 7.88%
  • You? You low-class farmer chick... Scram!

    58 35.15%
  • Ha?..

    33 20.00%
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  1. #2701  
    The fifth one followed a fair bit later than the fourth. Have you read Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency and The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul?
    There may be a film of the Hitch-hikers guide coming out soon-ish.
    Animo et Fide
  2. #2702  
    Clairegrrl, I am impressed by how fast you googled an answer...
    Chick-Dance, I am impressed by your conversions into miles and kilometers.

    However, none of the answers so far are correct... correct order of magnitude, but still quite far off.

    So sorry, but no prizes yet...

    Do we really have to wait for m00se to show up?
    “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.” (Philip K. ****)
  3. #2703  
    Quote Originally Posted by clulup
    Here's a nice and practical question that fits my current situation:

    Imagine you are standing at the shore of the Mediterranean (any other sea of sufficient size will do). Your eyes wander over the glistening surface of the water while the soft white foam of the surf almost reaches your toes. You focus on the horizon, that distant line that separates the dark blue of the sea and the light blue of the sky above.... and the question that arises is: how far away is that horizon? One kilometer, 10, 100?

    Hint: Let's assume the level of the eyes is 2 meters above sea level.

    Pythagoras (sp. ?) was not only a great ancient Greek mathematician, in this case he is also very helpful.

    If I remember corretly, the diameter of Earth is about 12760 km, thanks in case somebody can look this up... I think the above is about right, and based on that I found the result quite surprising... have fun!
    OK pytagoras:
    In a square angled triangle A2+B2=C2 where A and B are the 2 straight 'arms' (what is the proper english word?) and C is the diagonal.
    So:
    2*2+B*B=C*C

    Which still leaves us 2 unknowns..
    the other clue is that diameter of earth..
    mmm I need to find the missing link...

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  4. #2704  
    You have to work out the tangent.
    But the answer is obviously 42!
    Animo et Fide
  5. #2705  
    Quote Originally Posted by PeterBrown
    You have to work out the tangent.
    But the answer is obviously 42!
    I know, just need to work out how that went again... my maths is a bit rusty
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  6. #2706  
    Quote Originally Posted by ToolkiT
    I know, just need to work out how that went again... my maths is a bit rusty
    What do you get when you multiply six by nine?

    (...I can't believe I just posted in this thread.)
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  7. #2707  
    Clulup, I believe I have the right answer but I will wait and give Chick a chance to redo her conversions. Meanwhile, this is my answer to Chick’s question about the medals:
    China received 3 gold medals.
    Switzerland received 9 gold medals.
    Norway received 9 gold medals.
    France received 9 gold medals.
    Germany received 2 gold medals.
    the United States received 12 gold medals.
    Italy received 7 gold medals.
    I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
    -Mark Twain
  8. #2708  
    (See attached formula for more details!)
    Genrally: The equatorial radius of the Earth is approximately 6,378.14 km, hence rp = 6.37814×106 m. My following timy table gives the distance to the (sea-level) horizon for two heights h above sea level at the Earth's equator:
    1 Meter -- (ds) = 3,571.59, (dc) = 3,571.59
    1.5 meter -- (ds) = 4,374.29, (dc) = 4,374.29 (this average eye level, BTW).
    I am concluding that Chick's formula (probably obtained in the Jacuzzi with Mr. Pythagoras ) and her answer are more or less correct. I have no idea how she got that odd formula, especially when earth's diameter isn't mentioned, but oh well...)
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  9. #2709  
    Quote Originally Posted by Chick-Dance
    ACD: Are you Irish?
    Nope, German / English and part Lunatic
    "Do the Chickens have large talons?" Napoleon Dynamite
  10. #2710  
    Quote Originally Posted by PeterBrown
    Have you read Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency and The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul?
    The first, yes, but not the second. (Yet, anyway....)

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterBrown
    There may be a film of the Hitch-hikers guide coming out soon-ish.
    Cool!
  11. #2711  
    Quote Originally Posted by Chick-Dance
    OK, Tulip. I think I got it.
    Here’s my formula (new and revised for kilometers):
    Height (in centimeters) divided by 6.752 = "X" Square root of "X" = Distance in kilometers to horizon.
    200 centimeters divided by 6.752 = 29.620
    Square root of 29.620 = 5.442
    clulup, I tried rechecking Chick's answer via m00se's formula twice. I think she's very close (I get similar numbers). Can you confirm this?
    I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.
    -Sir Winston Churchill.
  12. #2712  
    Congrats, m00se, you got it. For a hight of eyes of 2 meters, the distance to the horizon would be 5.05 kilometers, or 3.14 statute miles or 2.73 nautical miles.

    The formula Clairegrrl found is interesting because it is based on a good approximation, however, the factor 1.17 is wrong (1.17 * square root of height of eyes). Maybe this is why Chick-Dances conversion did not work?

    The correct factors to get the distance in nautical miles would be
    1.07 if you measure hight in feet,
    1.93 for hight in meters, or
    1.84 for hight in yards.

    The approximation is really good even if the hight is like 10,000 meter/30'000 feet (ACD'S level): the distance to the horizon is only 357 km/222 miles.

    So m00se, congrats again, you won a picture of my fish!!!

    The fish is really nice and big: a Gold Fish we keep in a big aquarium...
    I will send the picture once I am back!
    “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.” (Philip K. ****)
  13. #2713  
    A picture of a gold fish?! What kind of a prize is this?...
    I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.
    -Sir Winston Churchill.
  14. #2714  
    Chick, Swiss fish? You're better off with Alaskan salmon!
  15. #2715  
    Quote Originally Posted by Muziek
    Chick, Swiss fish? You're better off with Alaskan salmon!
    She's Alive!!!! WB Muzie! Where you been!
    "Do the Chickens have large talons?" Napoleon Dynamite
  16. #2716  
    Quote Originally Posted by Chick-Dance
    Muzie: I totally agree! But the curiosity is killing me...
    Be very careful Chick...the Swiss are notorious for their Fish Porn

    "As Swiss scientists reveal sticklebacks ejaculate more sperm after seeing images of flirting fish"

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/netnotes/a...976153,00.html
    Well behaved women rarely make history
  17. #2717  
    Quote Originally Posted by clairegrrl
    "As Swiss scientists reveal sticklebacks ejaculate more sperm after seeing images of flirting fish"

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/netnotes/a...976153,00.html
    Should you be reading stuff like that young lady!!!!!!!!!
    "Do the Chickens have large talons?" Napoleon Dynamite
  18. #2718  
    I'd be surprised if that one goes through Chick, Malcolm Glazer is not popular amongst the fans. They've been making that point rather forcefully, one of the directors considered most likely to sell to Glazer has had his house and car 'painted' recently. U¼
    Animo et Fide
  19. #2719  
    Quote Originally Posted by Chick-Dance
    OMG
    I know...I know. It's just those wacky Swiss. Please just be VERY careful around them.
    Well behaved women rarely make history
  20. #2720  
    He's never even been to Old Trafford. We get very passionate about our sport, anyone seen as only interested in making money from a club will find it backfiring on them.
    Animo et Fide

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