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nodig

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The Schard vs The Carrot
« on: January 17, 2019, 10:00:42 »
The Schard looks a bit like a carrot albeit a big carrot - being 310m tall.  Now I wondered how heavy a 310m carrot would weigh and my calculations come to just over 1 million tonnes, which is about 50% more than the total uk carrot production.  Now we can ask which is more expensive, carrots or the schard?  Well the schard cost 435 million and a million tonnes of carrots has a market price of 500 million.  So carrots are more expensive than the Schard.

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The Schard vs The Carrot
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Re: The Schard vs The Carrot
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2019, 10:20:53 »
Did you know 1g of Begonia semperflorens seed is worth more than 1g of gold!

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Re: The Schard vs The Carrot
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2019, 11:00:30 »
Per unit of volume, the human body generates more heat energy than the heart of the sun.

Very counter intuitive but apparently true. I saw all the calculations once though would struggle to reproduce them exactly from memory. I can remember roughly how it went if anyone is interested.
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Re: The Schard vs The Carrot
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2019, 13:10:07 »
Did you know when the brain is full up it starts shedding important information, but retaining some trivia, some call it dementia. So one day when somebody asks my name and I reply carrot I shall blame you.

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Re: The Schard vs The Carrot
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2019, 13:31:37 »
Did you know when the brain is full up it starts shedding important information, but retaining some trivia, some call it dementia. So one day when somebody asks my name and I reply carrot I shall blame you.

Sorry about that ACE, but more probaly you will think you are a carrot one day, a swede the next day, a turnip the next day, an onion the next day and a dumpling the next day - they call the condition dementia stew - a common condition among old allotmenteers.

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Re: The Schard vs The Carrot
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2019, 17:37:03 »
I knew a Mr Carrot once.

A sad tale. When he fell ill, the doctors just gave up hope. As they explained to his loved ones, it doesn't matter what treatments we try, he is going to be a vegetable for the rest of his life.
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Re: The Schard vs The Carrot
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2019, 18:54:51 »
Per unit of volume, the human body generates more heat energy than the heart of the sun.

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2009/12/30/are-humans-brighter-then-the-sun/#.XEDN31z7SUk

Not at the core of the sun but interesting none-the-less and true if you take the surface temp of the sun.

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Re: The Schard vs The Carrot
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2019, 19:45:42 »
I don't believe a human the same size as the sun would emit more heat than the sun, even if the human had a fever.  Whatever next - giant carrots ruling the world.

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Re: The Schard vs The Carrot
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2019, 22:31:13 »
Per unit of volume, the human body generates more heat energy than the heart of the sun.

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2009/12/30/are-humans-brighter-then-the-sun/#.XEDN31z7SUk

Not at the core of the sun but interesting none-the-less and true if you take the surface temp of the sun.

From your link.

A cubic centimeter of human gives off a lot more energy than the same volume of the Sun does!

My claim was about energy released per unit of volume, so your research confirms this. Of course humans do not emit energy from their surface at the same intensity as the sun, but that was not my claim. Fascinating issue though.

We desperately need to reach controllable fusion on earth. Massive energy production without burning fossil fuel.

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Re: The Schard vs The Carrot
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2019, 18:30:38 »
Just to be pedantic you did say energy generated at heart of the Sun not the Sun as a whole!
As you say an interesting topic and I only looked it up as I thought it couldn't possibly be true - shows that common sense is not always all it is cracked up to be...

 

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