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Matrix
920148.  Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:30 pm Reply with quote

I would say 888mi2 is enough.

It comes from 3 people per square meters which is pretty spaceous. So about ballpark of London area. Usually this is calculated to be jam packed.

 
Efros
920157.  Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:12 pm Reply with quote

The OP said it was one square yard per person so that is what I used. 3 to a square meter is snug and may cause further population issues!

 
Matrix
920159.  Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:15 pm Reply with quote

Well, when all people perform horizontal mambo you would then except them to take about the area you calculated. But this was the exact lightening bit of this fact i had in mind

 
suze
920172.  Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:06 pm Reply with quote

mckeonj wrote:
When I was at school (Hampshire 1946-51) it was claimed that the whole population of the world could stand on the Isle of Wight, each having one square yard to stand on.


The Isle of Skye is more realistic these days - see post 617897.

 
Alfred E Neuman
920254.  Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:31 am Reply with quote

suze wrote:
mckeonj wrote:
When I was at school (Hampshire 1946-51) it was claimed that the whole population of the world could stand on the Isle of Wight, each having one square yard to stand on.


The Isle of Skye is more realistic these days - see post 617897.


It's colder there, so there'd be more huddling, and space to spare...

 
mckeonj
920287.  Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:24 am Reply with quote

Further from the OP:
It was also stated that if all the chinese in the world started to march past a given point three abreast; they would never stop going past because by the time the tail end arrived; there would be a whole new generation behind them; and so on - ad infinitum.

 
Celebaelin
920300.  Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:47 am Reply with quote

No there wouldn't because they'd have spent their entire lives marching.

 
'yorz
920305.  Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:58 am Reply with quote

You mean no time for nookie?

 
Burgess Shale
920308.  Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:12 am Reply with quote

Going back to the wormhole question...

There are some who believe that space has wormholes all through it, and that if they existed, and if you had exotic matter with negative mass (and therefore anti-gravity, which could force the wormhole open to allow travel through it), you could travel through them.

However, the large-scale version of wormholes requires black holes, white holes and somehow 'stitching' them together, allowing travel through the singularity and out the white hole.

...

Yeah, I don't understand it either...:)

 
mckeonj
920313.  Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:05 am Reply with quote

(All purpose smart-arse answer)
Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.
(in this case, wormholes and associated phenomena)

 
Celebaelin
920456.  Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:41 pm Reply with quote

The earliest known pottery is 20,000 years old and thus pre-dates agriculture by about 8,000 years.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18602281

 
Intrestivarium
920585.  Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:46 am Reply with quote

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Intrestivarium
921039.  Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:34 am Reply with quote

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Jenny
921040.  Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:51 am Reply with quote

I didn't know there were fish who could croak, so that is another interesting aspect to me. However, maybe I'm missing something by scanning too quickly, but I can't see on that first link where the vernacular name comes from - seems an odd name to use if it can't croak. The second link calls it a Northern Kingfish.

 
Efros
921044.  Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:00 am Reply with quote

Mudskippers in the far east, the ones you get in mangroves swamps, don't so much croak as scream at each other.

 

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