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The lights!The more "Griswold" the better.
This one too . . .
Christmas trees. I decorate mine with sunflowers each year.
I like a good nautical theme much the same as anybody else.
Nice tree, misterlee! My favs include the beautifully wrapped presents that are placed underneath the Christmas trees. I'm especially attracted to the ones with my name on them.
Yep, the spirit . . . I gots it. I don't even hate the haters this time of year. At least not as much. Whatever.
"Mistle toe hung over my yule log." Andini
I can't best that comment. Well played.
I like a well decorated tree. I like Christmas and decorations and music. Not so much the gifts. I see Autie isn't into it. Must be a French thang.
The wife knows how to fill a stocking.
First time I drank eggnog was in '72. I was also an occasional user of Beechnut at the time. Both at the same time is a terrible, terrible thing to do. Terrible. Haven't tasted either one since.
Christmas? I'm just now getting out the Halloween stuff (I'm a charter member of Procrastinators International).
When deer hunting out west last week we did see one extremely nice decoration: LED tube lighting in a deep blue color running along either side of a quarter mile long curved driveway which lead uphill to a nice ranch home. We could see it for miles. You can do cool stuff like that with LED lighting, which uses very little juice.
If you fell from 23 miles out in space and your chute didn't open, how high would you bounce? I think I would at least try to throw in a double with a full twist.
From 23 miles above the Karman line?
The Karman line is too far. 23 miles from sea level, I guess. The stratosphere maybe. When I was in college a friend of mine and I were drinking a 12 pack and watching Faces of Death. This guy jumped out of a plane and his chute didn't open. He got about a 10-12 foot bounce out of it. I'm thinking if you fell from 23 miles you'd probably get one hell of a good bounce or you'd create a nice crater.
At a 45 degree angle of flight, travelling at 600mph, how high could a commercial jet go before something bad happened.
Eddie, by reindeer is the only way to travel during the holidays. Santa never crashes. You won't need a parachute & clearing customs is a breeze.
8 Maids a milking
3000 ft, 6 miles, 23 miles... all things being equal, the guy will decelerate to a point where he goes no slower, or accelerate to a point where he goes no faster and is going to hit the ground at the same speed, and bounce or splat the same amount.
There is a reason they call it terminal velocity.
To me it looked more crater than bounce.
Wile E. Coyote's Space Jump
by Jake Scott
Well, that Felix Baumgartner jerk hit 834mph but then he started slowing down. I don't get that at all. I was kind of hoping his chute wouldn't open. A quick timeline:
On 25 July 2012, Baumgartner completed the second of two planned test jumps from 96,640 feet (29,460 m).
Main jump on 14 October 2012 when Baumgartner landed in eastern New Mexico after jumping from a world record 39,045 metres (128,100 ft) or just over 39 kilometres (24 mi).
On 6 November 2012 Baumgartner was convicted of battery and was fined €1500 after punching a Greek truck driver in the face.[
Terminal velocity (averaging 120 mph for skydivers) would not likely produce much of a bounce with any hard surface. Think of a watermelon hitting anything at that speed. The soft tissue of the human body tends to give way (it explodes) on impact.
Terminal velocity varies depending on weight and wind resistance.. A head-down power dive for a 200 lb man might reach 180-200mph; a stable belly-to-earth descent of a 95 lb female (gender is not a factor) might be closer to 90mph.
Did you ever jump? Think of how the ground rush must have been at 5,000 feet after jumping from that altitude. Yikes! I probably would've exited the dive at 8,000! I don't know where this guy went out at.
Barely three digits. If my voyeuristic memory serves, you've got many times my number.
Can you imagine spinning or potato-chipping at mach 1? Wonder what went through his mind? "Got to arch harder...now pull my right elbow in just a hair" And to finish the ride when your facemask is fogged up? Definitely the "E ticket" of a lifetime. I'm surprised we haven't seen him in some TV ads...perhaps the Superbowl.
Mach 1? No-no-no! In fact, I no longer want to think of that stuff. I won't go up in anything smaller than a 737 these days.
Christmas trees next to the curb after it's all finally over.
Jingle all the way!
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