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01:55 min | 4 months ago

"ben storms" Discussed on Absurd Hypotheticals

"If concrete didn't exist and chris since you are the actual factual licensed civil engineer. Tell us a little bit about what concrete is. I am actual an factual true. So the common misconception that a lot of people think is that cement is the same thing as copy but it's not so cement is like a part of concrete. Concrete is actually a mixture of cement and aggregates which are like small rock. Sir it can be other thanks to you but it usually rocks so we're just saying that concrete is the cement and the rocks mixed together. But i think in our scenario where still saying that cement still exists. They just never mix them together breath. So i'll go ahead and start with my answer here. And kind of where i started off with when i was thinking is okay. I know lots and lots of buildings have confrontations of course concrete all of the the concrete. We use it for bridges for our buildings for our houses. Yada yada yada. And as i was listening to things that break out i was like maybe it's festival is the things that don't break and then couldn't find many of them like i was. I was reading this like down the rabbit halls reading about houses with pressure treated wood. Foundations only couldn't use it because the guy who kept writing. It really annoyed because he kept talking about how we concrete was if it wasn't reinforced which with mice and laundering background. I know you have to put the steel in the concrete it's a two-part system to have any strength. And he kept saying concrete sucks and it drove me batty so i was like it was the one the anger is. I've been reading an article for like the silliest reason but deny the guy's background as an engineer no he was the reason he was looking to do a different foundation for his house was because he wanted to be friendly and not use concrete because of the environmental impact. Which you know damage is done. Medusa

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"ben storms" Discussed on Absurd Hypotheticals

Absurd Hypotheticals

03:17 min | 4 months ago

"ben storms" Discussed on Absurd Hypotheticals

"What if we had nine lives blooded pits ups or if money grew on trees. They've redid happy baby back then. Some certain absurd bird medical everybody and welcome to absurd hypotheticals. The show we over think dumb questions so you don't have to. I'm your house markets later and are joined here today by chris ye and ben storms. Say hi guys. Hey am chris. hey. I'm ben this one today. Feel a little bit like when we did not too long ago. But i'm excited for so the question we're doing today is what if nothing was transparent. The one we did before was what if everything was a mere reflective like a mirror. I forget what our exact question was. It also reminds me of the what if shadows didn't exist. Yeah which is basically the opposite of this which means you wonder why we keep doing questions because all these questions involving light make my brain hurt. Yeah no definitely but we are in. We are in tried and true territory.

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"ben storms" Discussed on Absurd Hypotheticals

Absurd Hypotheticals

02:02 min | 5 months ago

"ben storms" Discussed on Absurd Hypotheticals

"If all worms were gummy worms. So are they alive. Yes this mean to their live. But they're just made a gummy. Yes they gotta be alive. I think it's just they're alive and they move around and stuff and they're made of gummy instead of made a worm. Okay so this is. This is not a this is a attorney angeles. What happens to me warm when it gets wet. It can't be good. I don't think. I think a gummy can absorb water and increase in size without like dissolving. It dissolves a gummy worm. Would desire all you did a whole answer where you said. That gumy's don't dissolve. Yeah i remember seeing something. I remember seeing something someone on the internet. That was gilly. bears become twice their size. That was for this podcast gingerbread house. Because you're doing like pipes that's yeah. That is what it looks like. Yeah so when it rains. Gummy worms would get bigger. They would goring swollen so all the i mean normally when it rains worms like they rise to the surface soil. But i don't know what would happen in this case. Would they just like heave the soil. There's not that many worms soil incomprensible like you can squish soil to make it slugging underground gets bigger. It won't push the ground up that same amount if they're very surface level. Maybe gaga's aren't that many worms because i don't i don't think the behavior would change latino mcgregor worms like they come up when it rains just because they want to. Is that why they come up. I always said it had something with the rain. Forces them up. Somehow i was assuming it was to avoid drowning but do worms breathe out marine at. That's something to do with the pressure that happens in the soil. Blake pushes him up. The worms can't get oxygen when the soil is flooded so they come to the surface debris a rate i was right is ring. Good for worms. Probably not

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"ben storms" Discussed on Absurd Hypotheticals

Absurd Hypotheticals

04:28 min | 5 months ago

"ben storms" Discussed on Absurd Hypotheticals

"What if we had nine lives blooded pits ups or if money grew on trees. They've redid happy baby back. Some certain bird medical everybody and welcome to absurd hypotheticals. The show we over think dumb questions. So you don't have to. I'm your host markets. Later am joined here today by chris. Ye and ben storms. Say hi guys. Hey i'm chris. Hey i'm ben. Today we are one upping a classic hypothetical question that you get asked quite which is what if pigs could fly which is in our theme song in the theme song even and we're taking that and we're expanding it because that's what we do into. What if all animals could fly. Everything lamb can fly so this does include humans. I don't think any of us talked about humans because we really want to focus on the animal bits so he can fly. But we're just not going to talk about. Yeah that's an interesting part. I mean we've probably talked. 'but people find in the past sure i imagine so. Yeah i think we had opposite on actually did we. Actually i couldn't remember. It seems like something we've done but only because just so on brand that it feels like we've done it before. Like ben thought we did a shark question before we did a shark quit rate they feel like i remember making the thumbnail for it and pretty sure we did it. I can picture. The thumbnail may head so theoretically exists somewhere in our back catalogue. It's an early episode. So actually chris. You don't really have to go flat episode because you're going to be the first one answering this question. I am so up so twenty. One by the way found ended for me. Yes so yeah. When i was thinking of this question the first thought that popped in my head was like birds flying into windows lot so like if all animals could fly. This would probably be a problem with other animals as well. Not just birds silent. Look a little more into that. And i didn't want to look at every single animal. I just wanted to focus on one. So i looked at the most populous. Animals and cows are the most populous animal other than humans at one point..

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Absurd Hypotheticals

02:03 min | 5 months ago

"ben storms" Discussed on Absurd Hypotheticals

"If all animals could fly. Everything lamb can fly so this does include humans. I don't think any of us talked about humans because we really want to focus on the animal bits so he can fly. But we're just not going to talk about. Yeah that's an interesting part. I mean we've probably talked. 'but people find in the past sure i imagine so. Yeah i think we had opposite on actually did we. Actually i couldn't remember. It seems like something we've done but only because just so on brand that it feels like we've done it before. Like ben thought we did a shark question before we did a shark quit rate they feel like i remember making the thumbnail for it and pretty sure we did it. I can picture. The thumbnail may head so theoretically exists somewhere in our back catalogue. It's an early episode. So actually chris. You don't really have to go flat episode because you're going to be the first one answering this question. I am so up so twenty. One by the way found ended for me. Yes so yeah. When i was thinking of this question the first thought that popped in my head was like birds flying into windows lot so like if all animals could fly. This would probably be a problem with other animals as well. Not just birds silent. Look a little more into that. And i didn't want to look at every single animal. I just wanted to focus on one. So i looked at the most populous. Animals and cows are the most populous animal other than humans at one point. Four six billion cows and that after that herb pigs and sheep at one billion each But i just want with cows so what. What if what happens if a cow flies in doing. I imagine it's going to be a lot worse than bird. A bigger splash on. Yeah but before it gets. I went to like look at birds. Like birds fly into windows in general like the statistics behind it so smithsonian researchers studied this in twenty fourteen. They estimated that arranged they ran the give like a pretty big range but They said three hundred sixty five million to one billion birds per year die from Find a window

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"ben storms" Discussed on Absurd Hypotheticals

Absurd Hypotheticals

05:45 min | 11 months ago

"ben storms" Discussed on Absurd Hypotheticals

"The show we overthink dumb questions. So you don't have to I'm your host markets later and I'm joined here today by Chris Ye and Ben Storms say hi guys. Hey, I'm spooky. I got really we just talked about the I still got confusing of that. Hey, I'm just been at just still normal. I'm Chris by the way. Yeah. We'll buy nation if he's bet and then you're definitely Chris even though you said your spooky and have now confused the listeners can be two things at once. I'm capable such a good base for. Halloween, costume. I think the best costumes are like blank but also blank include us who. Also Spooky. Halloween costume what would that look like? It's The basically spooky backup, the EU, the kind of the opposite of how it usually goes. Would it just be like a ghost but with like Wearing. One of those like paper masks, the aisles cut out of your face. That could cost him. It's actually a pretty good costume. I'm a ghost who's going disguised as me, right? Yeah. Got Layers. I was once a dinosaur who is also superman. Oh was it a dinosaur dressed as superman or was it to remain just as a dinosaur dinosaur dresses superman. Okay. I was I was link but sleepy last year. So from Legend of Zelda because I just had enough. Fan. Paraphernalia. That I just had a big legislative, the themes like bathrobe that was really nice and comfortable, and then I just like had PJ pants and. A T shirt and like one or two other things I think I had the hat like a bunch of just a bunch of crab just had, and this is a constant missed all the stuff and the year I was a dis also superman weren't you at dinosaur but also a pie no part was different. We also dinosaur or some kind wrong I did dinosaur I forget what the but something else was. Yeah. I, think it was. Just that it was no, you know what it was. It was we all went because our friend Hannah always had the same dinosaur onesie for Halloween. We always called her out for being lazy after the first second you that she wore it, and so we found the exact one and ordered it and that they were hosting the joke was that we me Sarah and Lauren role. GonNa go wearing what her costume was assumedly going to be. And then she went up to because she was wearing a onesie, but it wasn't her normal was. It was great. It was it was a fun night. It's good time. I'll how a dentist the Combo Copying before I just do the one, the peer costume So that's why Chris does himself but. I'm not. As Gucci. Spooky Chris. Yeah let's not talk about we have to get into our spooky question would actually what?.

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"ben storms" Discussed on Absurd Hypotheticals

Absurd Hypotheticals

06:17 min | 1 year ago

"ben storms" Discussed on Absurd Hypotheticals

"WHO everybody and welcome to absurd hypotheticals the show where we overthink dumb questions. So you don't have to I'm your host. Marcus. Lehner and I'm joined here today by Chris Ye and Ben Storms say I guess Hey am Chris. Hey. I'm Ben guys are you ready for another fight episode I am always Pfizer Fun as always for our episodes each pick a character around a theme and then we have a civil intelligent debate about who is going To win, if they were put in fight against each other, our theme for this is actually we started with one of our old ones visit and of combining two. So it's we started with which nick toon would win in a fight in just a twist of fate. The ones we picked also happen to be breakfast cereal mascots in Nick. Toon says he's so say that we combined to literally just decided that that was the second theme like. Yes. Which is why overly excited about. Close to combine three of them, which is pretty fun. Yeah. Yeah. So anyway, the theme is Nicotine Breakfast Cereal Mascots which one of them is going to win in a fight. Will start off by introducing our fighters Chris. Why don't you start? So my Nick Toon Cereal Mascot that I chose was rep tar from rugrats so far is a giant dinosaur thing that is very clearly a parody of Godzilla. So reptiles like a pretty big thing in the universe of regrets. But like most of the Times he shows up in the show, it's like a person wearing a reptile costume or like a robot of Repertoire it was actually kind of challenging to find actual rep tar stuff by you'd it does show up a times so the first time that he shows up on the show is very early in the show actually it's season one episode three it's an episode called at the movies. So this episode, they take Tommy Tommy pickles main character to see his very first movie and they take him to this like weird bear movie that he doesn't really pay attention at all he. Doesn't like and he sneaks away to watch a movie called reptile by Rep tired this giant dinosaur in this movie diet Rep tires dinosaur in new. York I'm he has green skin and blue spikes in in this episode, he shown breathing fire he swings his tail like knock down buildings he punches through buildings it has all the things to buildings. He bites buildings to just like destroying the city He's also seen strangling a pterodactyl type dinosaur then says Towed Act pterodactyl though and pretty much just dominating the city. He like punches through these buildings was very, very little effort. He pulls tops off of them and very easily does that so I don't I assume that just means he's super strong. Assuming something super. Strong. Christian. Controversy. He's not A. A to can. So we had our first breakfast will fight mascot. I made a compelling case that two can't slam had super strength and Kristen Bite at all we voted you agree I. also did not lie all. This all on Chris Heroes a group decision to people can be wrong. I said, it's GonNa be a civil discussion. Anyway Rep tire does has super strength because he's based on Godzilla and Godzilla superstructure you. So that's like his first appearance on the show after that there he liked becomes a big part of the universe by it's mainly through like obviously, he's breakfast cereal mascot. So he up is that he shows. Up as reptile bars are big thing, he's just like a mascot like Tommy has a rep tar like stuffed animal but the next time he shows up like Canonica's another as like a dinosaur is in season three episode nine it's called retired twenty ten, which when I heard that episode I, thought it was a parody of Godzilla t two thousand but apparently, this episode came out in ninety three and cut two, thousand, ninety, nine, serve a parody of something that income at yet. But I guess just a testament to the writing. I guess it's like a Simpson's episode. Yeah. So in this episode, there's like a reimagining of the franchise of reptile and they make a a new movie called Reptile two, thousand ten and canonical the that he is a t rex who has been transported through time they say for no reason at all, he just transferred through time. So that's the Canon, and in the movie they're like scientists that trap him in like a block of ice and they use things called a nuclear containment rings which they call the strongest force field no man to trap him. But reptiles able to break out of the block of ice and very easily like get out of these containment rings. So again, it just shows his strength inability to escape things, and then at the end of the episode, he's shown finest patient into outer space so. The kind of shows that he's like somewhat intelligent he's intelligent enough to operate a spaceship. For some. Is One of those deals where gets into spaceship already about to leave or that he had a part spaceship that he liked does all the controls for he is like there is about to take off in the scientists are like waving him goodbye takes off interesting. So could have been the scientists controlling the spaceship. Now, he was really controlling third controls in front of him and US moving them with his claws. So is him as pretty disputable. Proves nothing. Other episode called big showdown where he very briefly appears in the beginning where he's he's fighting a giant robotic can't very short clip, but it shows a he he very easily beats the end in the fight. So he fights other giant robots and then he also has an hour-long special that aired in season six called runaway Repti- runaway, and this is actually the first hour. Long. Special on like MC tunes the First Hour Long Nick Toon Special I guess.

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"ben storms" Discussed on Absurd Hypotheticals

Absurd Hypotheticals

02:38 min | 1 year ago

"ben storms" Discussed on Absurd Hypotheticals

"The show we overthink dumb questions. So you don't have to I'm your host markets later and I'm joined here today by Chris Ye and Ben Storms say hi guys. Hey, I'm Chris Hey I'm Ben guys we gotta we gotTA. Spicy one today I'm pretty excited for this. What we're doing today is our first hopefully. Throwback episode. I as I hope there's more not that I hope is the first one. I hope it is I. Hope is the first one. So basically what we're doing when we first started the show, we were one bad at it and to we would do two topics a week, and we just jammed at all in the same hour. So we decided that we're GONNA go back to all the old questions that we've done on the show and be like which one of these do we wanna take another stab at now that we are older wiser and have a little bit of more experience and time to get into kind of into the thick of it they're very specific. Questions that we have regrets on also were big regrets and let's let's give ourselves from salvation here. Yeah. So each pick two different question that we gonNa Redeem ourselves on and I don't as much else to say I think I'm just GONNA go ahead and start with the first one. So the one I went back and revisited was in episode seventeen and the question of what if you could control the weather. So at the for the first time, we did this one I definitely felt a bit lost where we kind of all just. This Felix should be able to do a lot here and we couldn't hit some good absurd ways to handle it. Like Chris, I know you covered covering like cloud art where you could take all the different clouds and put them in different shapes. Ben You talked about just making it sunny on people's weddings and raining on baseball games you didn't like. was effectively where you're at yes. I did and I kind of went off the on the engineering side and took a deep dive into harnessing energy from lightning. Which I actually liked like I listen back to I kind of liked that answer but I kind of hand waved a pretty big part of it which actually turning all the energy into a lightning strike into. Power because there's like you know you go into the physics of it and there's you know the instantaneous energy lightning bolt is on the scale of like an atomic bomb is all this crazy stuff. You know like it's going to power the world is perfect but really practically, there's no way to capture that effectively I don't know how you get a capacitor battery that would be able to suck up all that lightning. So I thought I'd hop back into the game with a fresh set of eyes to see I could free that problem out but it turns out I. Miss Another potential energy candidate..

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07:04 min | 1 year ago

"ben storms" Discussed on Absurd Hypotheticals

"So you don't have to I'm your host Marcus Lehner and I'm joined here today by Chris Ye and Ben Storms say Guys Hey, I'm Chris Hey I'm Ben guys I think we may have what could be our most absurd hypothetical. We've ever done on the show as far as just absolutely ludicrous premise and that of course is what if you could perfectly train cats can't be done at the cat odor embraer embrace sure my cat understand things I wanted to do. And it's just willfully you know chooses to do whatever the hell he wants and is the cat way. So I'll start us off here Kentucky I. Think it's GonNa I'm gonNA focus mostly on the house cats. So the question becomes what are house cats generally good for cats are actually pretty pretty stacked evolutionary as far as being good at what they do, which is being a predator. They have apparently incredible hearing they have fifty two individual your muscles and their ears telescope lake hundred, eighty degrees around how many how many humans have. The question. How many how many was have, Google. Your muscles do humans have. I'm going to get three two. Without the middle ear. Oh. Three three three. Zero. We don't move are we don't move our ears right? I can remember anything that might have backwards like I moved my year, but it might not be an actual muscle it inside my ear maybe run the human error tiny weak muscles that would have would once have let Sri Pivot their ears to and fro today? The muscles aren't capable of moving much. So we they are. We have ear muscles that are basically appendixes. The more you now googling by fifty two of them as opposed to our. Arbitrary. Number of useless ones and they can actually hear three to four times as far as humans can. So should that's far away. They can hear that kind of related to that is their agility where you know that the famous phrase that cats always land on their feet is not actually entirely untrue because they have such a lot of stuff going on in their ear areas. It also enhances their sense of balance they have like this. Oh wedding right down the have some kind of capillary nonsense going on that's better than are stupid. But they're justified. Say they're better balancing. They are obviously the quite fast and good at jumping these records are from the main coon cat which the bit bigger than the average house cat. But the cat, the cat can run thirty miles an hour. And the record holding vertical jump for a cat is six point, four feet, which is pretty fricking crazy, and then the last kind of hunting power they have is their vision weirdly cats vision isn't great like it average cat has compared to humans is like twenty, two hundred, which is a a medium level prescription but that's because they're not good at seeing. They don't have the there are made up not so much like humans where we have a lot of cones that are very good at picking up like detail and color and that. Type of thing they are they have a lot more rods that are better picking up like motion of things. So they kind of have like almost a wider angle of views let their better picking up Mike Changes. It's also why if you ever see cats like the top of the water, they're doing it because it makes it easier to see where the water surfaces. So they're very good at picking up motion in addition they're also very good in low light conditions. So they have six to eight times as many light receptors in their eyes. and. So they can see in one sixty amount of light. Good. How mathworks so I was GONNA to play with these for a bit and it turns out the best thing that you could do. If you could train a cat is basically just let them do what they would do anyway which hunt rodents. Don't need to train them to do that luckily. But you could. Definitely. Open up a pretty successful what what do you call it the Erta pets. exterminator exterminator yeah I had just terminator. That with the. Cat to nature meter terminator works technically. I used to be a terminator now exterminator. But that's Kinda boring. So I went and started looking at some of the other things that cats can do and where ended up after after a bit of soul searching is actually in harvesting. So in our fancy modern age of farming most harvesting and things are done incredibly quickly by machine because we are good humans and very smart but there are still a few crops out there for that for one reason or another are still harvested by hand things like saffron or. Hand done because they're too finicky from the Sheen's like to get saffron out the reason. So expensive is not that the plant is particularly rare. It's that you have to like go into the flower and like pull extract out the the policy the I don't recall the pony bits of the flower not to be done by hand, but the county other subset of things that are harvested by hand are done by hand for the simple reason that they're just frigging trees. And even with all our machines, it's pretty hard to get shit outta trees. which is where cats come in when not domesticated if they're not living in a house, cats are actually what they call or are boreal animals meeting. They spend most of their time up in trees and you may be shouting yes. But Marcus cats get stuck in trees. That's the whole thing they in the fire department has to come and save them and yet sometimes they do. But it's actually mostly like young cats or once there's young cats that I don't really know any better or too scared to come down or cast have been declawed. and they don't have the the group that they have. So the cat is actually designed with its claws and it's you know good jumping ability and all that to be very comfortable in tree. And a wildcat would be much better getting up and down them. So really like what you WanNa do I think if you have cats are the perfect kind of go in mass to? A field of trees and just kind of hop up there you go in and start they have built in knowledge. They have their claws and you start cutting down fruits and having it land in. You know maybe we'll carrying baskets that would be cute. You can train them you can make them do you want with your creative choice? Oh. It's Actually Palm Oils. So the palm fruits would be would be i. think the good one because it's not like a billion billion of them on the tree and their a one of the big products like is harvested by hand Also, it's a double bonus because in the places where the harvest the palm oil they're still using. Child Labour a lot of the time to do it. So it wouldn't be, I would mind replacing some child labor with cat labor feels like a positive world Fiat Kit Katie Labor is there than Katie Labor. Also,.

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Absurd Hypotheticals

06:16 min | 1 year ago

"ben storms" Discussed on Absurd Hypotheticals

"For was what if we had nine lives blooded pits. UPS or if money through on trees, if Redid nappy. Back then. Some certain. Absurd. Medical. Everybody and welcome to absurd hypotheticals the show we overthink dumb questions, so you don't have to I'm your host markets later and I'm joined here today by Chris Ye and Ben Storms say hi guys. Hey, I'm Chris Hey. I'm Ben, so we got one today. It's it's familiar to a question. We've answered before we've done. What if you were six inches tall? That was one of our very early episodes. I think you might have been like the second. Was it the second one third one I? Know it wasn't is one of the. First Twenty here, but this was actually made definitely different. This one. We we double down on one. It's not just you. It's everybody and it's not six inches tall. It's only one inch tall. The question we have is what if everyone was one inch tall bed? Why don't you start us off and you know explain to us was different than six inches. So I don't know if you're wearing. One inch is really small. It's smaller than six inches. It's it's roughly six the size of six inches. So when I started looking at this, my first thought was just like my first thought was. What can we possibly eat? In order to survive right because you know. A lot of our current options are pretty much the table. Just due to our small stature tables reduce small. The tables are problem. Is The table too big, so we can't get up to them. We wouldn't have built the tables. It. I guess because specified. This is not like. Everyone wakes an inch tall. This is like humans have always inch tall. In case. That wasn't clear from the start. But once started thinking about this. Why realized that before I can figure out what we have to eat I figure out how much we have to eat. Because obviously, that is going to be different, only inch tall, because you're coury requirements or base metabolic rate, it varies a lot of things, but across just any organism, really what it comes down to the most part is weight right? So going even further back. What does a wanted to tell person way? This is actually pretty hard to figure out I tried a few different ways, and most of them just work because most people can sort of approximate human way to assume relatively regular human proportions. And I would you know do the math out and then find out we all. We're going to weigh like negative eighty pounds, which probably is an accurate? So when I finally want having a do is I was able to find the number for the density of the human body, which is is one thousand ten kilograms per cubic meter. And why figured out is that? If you can just scale down human dimensions? You can use that density to figure out based dimensions like overall a humans volume what their weight would be so for the approximation I decided to use an oval cylinder, so you know cylinder with at either end right, basically going from top of the head of the feet, and then the long axis is like across your shoulders, and the short accesses like across her chest. It's not perfect, but it's going to give you a pretty close approximation to the virus human. Height that within that death of a person, so I found in the NASA Man Systems Integration Standards volume one section three anthropoid. Man Anthropology pop I tried this last week, and I could say it anthropoid. pom-pom anthropic Matry I kept trying to sell their and bio mechanics. Obviously had average sizes of a like forty year old astronaut that you know is Irish across various ethnic backgrounds and and whatnot, so after the section, which is basically the dimension data for an American male four year old in astronaut, ish shape, right. Mitch gave us a high of seventy point inches, a width of twenty one point, seven inches, and a depth of nine point, eight inches, and what we can do is take those dimensions, and because we know were only an inch tall, we can scale everything down by the ratio between at seventy point, eight inch height, and that one inch height, so that winds up being about one point, four percent of the size, which gives us a one inch, tall point, three inch, wide point, one four inch deep person. And then just as sort of sanity, check I wanted to make sure that using my like cylinder approximation I was GonNa get roughly the volume of a human. My winter the math so I was able to find a couple of places where people had done like actual basically by doing. You put something in water. Water rises had figured out what the following her person is. Both worked out to about four thousand cubic inches. So if I used that volume approximation on the NASA numbers I wound up with a volume of about eleven point eight thousand cubic inches, which is clearly not four thousand benches, but that makes sense because we're not so under. What does give us you? Talk about how approximations and then it's off by like three times. Hold on hold on, but it is still useful. Because because we had that number based off of the NASA calculations, we can figure out the ratio between that, and that actual four thousand cubic inches, and get you know sort of the what. Of that. Cylinder is actually a person can use that to get an actual accurate volume calculation of office, so it works out to being like you know around three times right so overall crunch. All the numbers are one inch. person is going to have a volume point zero, one one cubic inches, which using that one thousand ten kilograms per cubic meter or sixteen point, five ish grant for cubic inch, winds up with a mass of zero point seven four six grams, which is quite small. It's kind of this point where I had gotten this volume and this masters.

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Absurd Hypotheticals

12:30 min | 1 year ago

"ben storms" Discussed on Absurd Hypotheticals

"The show we over think dumb questions so you don't have to. I'm your host Markets Lehner and joined here today by Chris and Ben Storms. Say Hi guys. Hey I'm Chris. Hey on Ben so Ben. You've slightly postpone this recording by a few minutes because you said you were buying turnips yes I need to. I need to ask what Dire turn-up needs. You had to go to the store just to buy like a turnip you send us a text with no context other than you to delay ten minutes by turnips. My my exact. My exact tax was will be there at the ten minutes late after by turnips. End Message Second Message will explain. Yes so here. We are explained. Cleans okay so so. These were not real. Turnips makes it better worse so far worse. Okay so are you familiar with the video game animal crossing IAM? Oh Oh my God so so in animal crossing. There is a mechanic in the game which is Sal Jones stock market which is basically investing in turnips. And Yes sir. Jones stock market is an incredible. And I love it every time I see it but yeah basically you can find turnips and then every day you get a price in the morning a price in the evening will fluctuate you try to sell them at a profit but I'm in a turnip. You know what killed field? It's more it's more like one of those. What do you call as much of businesses? You Control An Industry. All sneaky like monopoly. No matter how I'm looking for a second I know you're talking about. Yeah consortium a turn on sort of people who keep a spreadsheet heart turnip prices so we can buy them for possible and sell them first and become millionaires animal crossing. There's not a spreadsheet. Is there a spreadsheet in Google sheets off? I'm sorry I asked. I'm sorry this is. This is not good. I'm going to ask a better question. Which is which is a question for today. Which is what if we all lived in glass houses like the famous proverb saying it's not proverb live forever. No proper is more of a story right fable. I think a proverb is appropriate. What is the proper on? Let's go proverb is saying okay? So here's a proverb. You're right as long as it's pithy it is. I mean is it pithy. It's gotta be pithy. So what are we say? Glasshouses what do we mean? Basically we considered it was glass walls floors and ceiling so all the main parts are glass. The stuff inside the house the furniture and you know things inside. Don't have to be glad you. Can you confirm your house as you like? You can't put glass in there if you if you want to choose to but you can have like a regular couch. It's not like every single last piece of things glass. But that's about all we got as far as privacy go big glasshouses and bet. Why don't you start off? Sure so I? You know took this to the obvious place and I want to figure out how bad is throwing a stone glasshouse because clearly. We have to ask this question. I'm now mad at you twice already. Man It's GonNa it's GonNa go up you know that it's going to beat US twice you've known me for long enough. I'M GONNA make you mad way more than that right then explained to us. How throwing rocks bed? So I'm making an assumption here. I big assumption. Here that I think is a pretty safe assumption. Is that for these glasshouses. We want to use tempered glass So temporariness basically a process where you to like heating and chemical processes on the glasses. You're making it. That one makes it stronger than regular glass. It's roughly four times stronger than standard class with the same like thickness and size and whatnot and sort of more importantly for safety and this Super Glassy World. Win tempered glass breaks. It doesn't just break into like shards like glass does kind of in your mind. It crumbles until like grains almost right. They're kind of like big. You've you've seen tempered glass rate before at some point probably as like it's like little. Qb pieces of glass. That are just much safer. If they're shattering than like the big shards so I figure that's probably just for safety a good call so we're to figure out how much force you need. A break lasts Which was really really frustrating to find. Actually the biggest reason being that that is going to vary based on like the size of the piece of glass because glass breaks because it flexes right so he's going to flex more easily Glass so there's not just like a standard number you can find by. We're GONNA try anyway. But but that didn't stop continuing to Google so my my thought here is I just need to find a somewhat accepted number for a like whatever the standard sized piece of glass is and assuming we'll make our houses out of that. I figured that was the only way could actually do this in any sort of reasonable way so as fire number so the first one I found a social website longer exists in the domain is parks which are pretty bad start but that had twenty four thousand PSI which is pound force per square inch which conflict standard pressure unit to break tempered glass. I didn't WANNA use that if I didn't have to because I found a couple places but both links lead back to the same website which was once again no longer existing where seemed rough. It wasn't mainly as far as I can. Tell a like glass supplier so I thought it was probably at least somewhat safe but not ideal so my goal I wanted to find a source from The AS TM which the American Society for testing and materials which. I'm pretty sure we've talked about before. They just make like standards for materials and testing that one. You've probably figured out on your own. Their American be other. They're they're they're everywhere. Like if you work at any construction or technical job that involves literally anything that requires materials have specific properties to work. You're probably familiar with. Yeah so they had was a document for standards for tempered glass but it costs fifty dollars. And I wasn't gonNA spend fifty dollars on this so I tried to go around entry level of commitment not spending dollars for a lot of money to turn this morning so it's not real money. I should clarify this. People understand that joke anyway. I tried to you know Google around a little bit for anyone who just happened to put it up online and actually couldn't find it. Which was surprising I did find a listing like a document that was all the TM standards documents and that was it had roughly fifty names like of documents per page and it had two hundred sixty pages which there are a lot of materials. Yeah there's a lot of materials so long story short. I was forced to use the number from the non existent website. So we're GONNA assume that twenty four thousand PSI has right to be fair from like the bit of stuff. I could see other places that looks reasonable so I don't think it's that far off if it's not completely accurate but it gives us at least a pretty good frame of reference. I think their next steps to figure out how much four to throw a rock is gonNA have which is kind of tricky to figure out because obviously Iraq different you know sizes and weights. And there's not a good these like fine that is too you're gonNA need like the speed is moving at and there's not good databases of you know thrown rocks feeds. But what you can get good information on for like throwing speeds is baseball. GonNa use that and then branch out from there. So the average like random average person baseball throwing speed is around sixty miles per hour for like a reasonably fit like adult. Male is ever pitchers edge general. Okay that's a pitch so I I'm I'm sort of used that just because once again. There's better like numbers for pitching because there's a lot of analysis of pitching So we're GONNA say sixty miles per hour our baseball thrown speed and you can use like the mass velocity and time of impact like amount of time that the impact takes before it either you know fractures or bounces off To calculate the impact force so we had that six miles per hour. Baseball's masks is about a hundred and forty five grams. For impact duration the impact ration- of a ball on a bat is points milliseconds as not necessarily gonNA stay entirely the same because glasses different than a baseball bat. Obviously bargain US anyway. 'cause I what I had by those numbers we get eleven about eleven thousand Newton's of impact force at at the peak so I think another option here on the surface area of the baseball and contacted impact. The dime of her baseball is about three inches. So I said about one square inch of impact once again. Don't have a good number on this. This is what people were saying for like their calculations on baseball so. I think it's reasonable but doing that. I only wound up with twenty five hundred PSI which felt wrong but I check a couple times like different like now calculators like check them out numbers again and apparently there's only twenty five hundred five hundred PSI which is far below are so he can throw rocks pretty fast so we can throw baseballs baseball so the one thing the one thing different here is that the baseball was obviously not a rock. The deep analysis here this you come here for face. Falls aren't rocks the Pro Rock Center. Not all the same size and they're all going different. Leads aren't rocks are rocks? Baseball's so I'm I'm going to try to make rocks baseball. So there's two things you have to take into account here. One Iraq is going to flex a lot less than a baseball. So that impact rations going to be shorter so kind of arbitrarily. I dropped it. Two point one milliseconds just because rocks are pretty solid so I figured that was pretty safe. I Dunno other thing. Is that Iraq? GonNa be heavier than a baseball so took baseball's volume which two hundred nineteen cubic centimeters. I took granite as Iraq. It's a pretty Nice Dino. Sort of base level rock their Greenwich the density of two point seven grams per cubic centimeter. So our baseball and we'd have a rock that has exactly baseball sized and shaped it's going away. Five hundred ninety two grams which is about four times more than that baseball. So with that heavier weight and smaller impact duration we wind up with about seventy one thousand. Psi which is far more than we need to break our walls so there is a pretty big time from there too. Which is that someone can throw a rock that weighs four times more than a baseball the baseball so once again. I don't know how fast people can throw rocks. Dropped it to thirty miles per hour. That Mason still not be enough but at least gives us a reference and that gives us. I think it's actually pretty good. The yeah from having done other baseball throwing questions. The limiting factor isn't strength. It's rotation speed of the arm And so you're actually not going to lose too much speed throwing a heavier object. Oh all right fair. I didn't I don't a lot of annoying calculations already and I didn't WanNa do anymore so I will say that even if you drop her to thirty miles per hour you're still at like thirty. Four thousand PSI which is still enough to break the glass. Oh yeah no it's it's GONNA break. I believe you that throwing a granite rock the size of the face moment at Your Wall. Glass-walled speed will damage..

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04:46 min | 1 year ago

"ben storms" Discussed on Absurd Hypotheticals

"Absurd medical. Everybody and welcome to absurd hypotheticals. The show we over think dumb questions. So you don't have to. I'm your host markets later and I'm joined here today by Christie in Ben Storms. Say Yes. Hey I'm Chris. Hey I'm Ben and now that we're back from venting forever to eat breakfast so that we can record. Hearty breakfast are important. What was your breakfast? Eggs and toast wasn't like Super Hardy. Those relegating we're moving on we got. We got a good one today. Our question is what if everyone lost their memory every day so we went back and forth a few times on what exactly this means and how it happened and we ended up saying everyone in the world at midnight Eastern Standard Time. 'cause that's where we are loses her memory so it 'cause we went over a few options and we said that maybe it's tied to sleep so when you get to sleep it happens but then it happened if we go with that then it happens for everyone at a different time because people in different time zones. Yes anything do midnight needs time zone and then we. We started talking about potential solutions. And we're like well then you can just kind of piggyback information like via the Internet or a pen pal like you know you have someone who's a few hours off of your schedule to like kind of you know. Keep the memory things and solve a lot of the memory problems in a kind of uninteresting way. We decided that the point of this question is to force people to reset so everyone resets at the same time. It's midnight eastern standard time. It's very inconvenient in you know non. Us places but you know what the deal is probably this anyway so yeah. I think that's pretty much it like. It's kind of just like basic. Oh you lose your you lose you lose your memory. It's will be. We'll do it as of like you know today so you remember everything before today everything before today but then starting today every day into the future you don't remember anything yeah And so I think you want until like the first few the first few days after it happens he'll start. Yeah so I mainly look into how I want to see like. How long would it take for us to realize that this is happening? And then how long would it take for us to actually do something about it once? We realize it because obviously for forgetting things. Then we're GONNA forget that's an issue even if we do realize it so the first indicator of this happening. I figured was the date. Select if you look at the date and you realize that it skipped then invited. Wait a minute did I. Did I miss something? And that'll be like the first checkmark that you that something is wrong. I it's like Wednesday morning. Everyone comes into work and they're like man. I feel like to just flew by right. Don't remember it yeah. The thing is like how often do you actually check the day? Because I don't really check the date that often I mean every day I check the data like really you check the date every day. Do you have like work appointments or calls or you know and I mean I usually. I usually just know what's coming up so I know like I go on a week by week basis. I'm like okay Friday. This is happening. My wife and I do have a page day. Calendar with dogs on it. So does that count. I thought that counts. Maybe we do technically like like acknowledge the fact that is a new day every day. Okay so you guys check the day more than I do. Yes but we also we also do just missed a calendar. Sometimes so we wouldn't be surprised if you yeah. I mean there are. There are days like the weekends and things where I don't check the date in it was like. Oh if you know oh I thought it was like Thursday for half today. That's fine but like it's not the norm for me right and then I was thinking like when I do. Check the date halftime to actually question if the date is correct. Yeah traveling not very often. I mean so in the short term. If you like just skip a few days you might not notice because it's only a few days and you'd be. Oh maybe I just had the date wrong before. Obviously once the term gets longer and you like skip a month than it will be more obvious right but like short term is not going to be a big deal. So I think there's GonNa be a grace period where people don't actually realize that the date has skipped however is looking at like what would be an of the fact that a date has skipped because we like people pay attention to dates more during important dates and which you have important dates spread out throughout your life just here and there but the collective important. Dave so everyone shares are holidays so the United States has ten.

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03:10 min | 1 year ago

"ben storms" Discussed on Absurd Hypotheticals

"Everybody and welcome to absurd. Hypotheticals the show we over. Think dumb questions so you don't have to. I'm your host markets. Lehnert joined here today by Chris and Ben Storms. Say Hi guys. Hey I'm Chris. Hey I'm Ben guys. We got a lightning round today. I love the lightning round. It's one episode late because of Valentine's Day. Yeah Valentine's again the way things. I'm sure it would be a very good job because we haven't actually recorded that one yet. Were in a space time flux here so I'm sure we had excellent episode last week. Definitely GonNa be even better. I think every episode is going to be better from this point forward. It's going to be awesome. It's a two thousand twenty resolution even though it's like a month after new years yeah well but who's counting? You know you can. You can still make resolutions. It's okay it's almost. It's almost two months after new years. It's never too late to improve while what's the average time that resolution That people give up on the resolutions. Real talk here. I do not like New Year's resolutions. I mean I never make them. I don't either. I don't make them but it's important to note that I will make like resolutions throughout the year. I'm like I'm not GonNa do this or this or this anymore. When like in the moment that this is shitty and I don't want this to be part of my life anymore So like if there's anything you want to change about your life don't wait for January first and like have that excuse because you're gonna be a different mental space by the time. January first comes around so this is very. I don't think it matters when you to as long as you stick to it right so I I don't knock people that do making us resolutions because if it if you do it works for you. Don't stop doing that either. But you knocked them if they make it and they don't do it yet just realize you have more than one opportunity each year with which to improve yourself and your life. Yeah he make resolution and it's you know now you have anything like wealth too late now. I'll try again next year. Don't do that just do it. Now you still got just be better. Every Steve had yes such two and a half years after or two two and a half months after New Year's resolution so our resolution is to have every episode. Be better than the previous one. Okay Margaret already. It was it was pretty clear and the nice and then I said it wasn't a resolution because it's new year's wealth in the bar really low all that we can very easily just like limbo ver- next week now that we have to be bad when we record the Valentine's Day before this episode Let's turn this what let's turn this guy's first of all some. Some breathing room has hop on the roller coaster. All right first lightning round question of the day If you guys don't know what the leading around is the leading around is where we answer a bunch of hypothetical questions We have not prepared this. We have not done research like we normally do We can't just do this. One off the cuff but we do lots of them. And it's a fun time and we made this list kind of long time ago so we're not really that familiar with these questions anymore. We are going to be a surprise anyhow question number one. What if.

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Absurd Hypotheticals

12:39 min | 1 year ago

"ben storms" Discussed on Absurd Hypotheticals

"In And not just where they have antlers or not so basically as they get closer to mating season the Eller shed outer felt that they have on and start to dry out and the level of dry in the actually the big effect on its strength so as it dries out it gets stronger and stronger but also less malleable. which is like kind? You good bad insulin shots. Because he wanted to bend a little bit but also wanted to be strong and yeah but then also at some point. They're going to fall out so at some point One of the most one of those drives strongest. There's also just the risk that they're slowly disconnecting. You just pop them off. I don't know if that's a foul but it's not good for your team. I think that's an equipment failure more than anything could go get another reindeer and bring it back but in any case I find some information about how strong the handlers ours are and in in the good in the good season the antlers can be twice as strong as bone so for the amount of force you know player's GonNa be exerting on these he's antlers. I think I'm not too worried about actually breaking so I think it'd be more about how much you can pull back a slingshot. As opposed to whether the allers can resist it. So I think you're gonNA every pretty pretty good there. I think you'll be able to do the the Adler slingshots so in summary Reindeers virga swimmers goalie pads on the antler slingshots for shooting. And I think you've pretty good water polo game going on this awesome Chris. You're up next. I am up next next and I kind of base my answer on this one fact that Some species of reindeer are the farthest of any terrestrial mammal to like migrate so they have the like the longest migrating distance and they can travel up to like three thousand miles per year while migrating crab. y'All it's far so so they can travel around like twelve to thirty four miles per day. Migrating Yeah I was just I was just doing three thousand miles divided by three hundred sixty five days in the year. Yeah it varies depending on different things but I thought that even three thousand eight hundred three six five aries. It's going to be eight point one nine all the time. Yeah it's going to be the same but then like they're actually really fast animals to select their their fastest sprint. They can sprint up to like fifty miles per hour and then they have like really good. Endurance can run up to twenty miles per hour for like extended periods of time. So I want to use this fact that they can just like travel evil for long distances and I want to see if they can actually deliver Santa's toys to every single house like Santa so his one point six billion households in the world right now and I want to try to deliver one lego piece every house. ABC like this. It took me a while to find out. It was just a Lego piece that I want to live with the smallest thing. I still count as a toy. He is still technically a toy. The entire world can come together and make one of those large Millennium Falcons. Yeah it's a lot of leg. If you all collaborate well the question what is it. The one by one is the smallest Hubei to okay so you can connect yes. Yeah otherwise deal with lots can make different things with this recall it. The world's stick so obviously only one radio can't do this himself. You need more than one reindeer. So there are two point one million reindeer in the world right now and just based on the stories per our sleigh that Santa has their nine reindeer if you include Rudolf so how much can reindeer actually pull just like one reindeer on on tone. I looked it up and one reindeer can pulled three hundred pounds. That's like on snow or ice. Says like a little less friction but they can do that at ten miles per hour for several hours which is pretty good. Yeah Which means that if we have nine reindeer purse sleigh they can pull will two thousand seven hundred pounds which is a good amount so next I need to see 'cause I wanted to figure out like how many how much legos could each sleigh Paul but I need to see how much the slaves I so I was trying to find numbers on that According to the North American Aerospace Defense Command or norad they usually like track track fights and lake the weight of aircrafts and stuff like that. They have official numbers on Santa's Sleigh so according to them Santa's to slay weighs seventy five thousand. gumdrops God is like okay. What does that mean? I looked up the weight of a gum. Drop in the one gun. Drop up ways point zero one pounds so that means the sleighs can away seven hundred fifty pounds so it's actually kind of heavy but that's like a fictional stat. Serbia slowly I want. Are we sure it's fictional. It might not be you know by one to look at like similar styles slaves. Just to see the of us in the ballpark and for real slaves. I found that way around three hundred fifty pounds so I decided to go the lighter one just to give us like the best chance of doing this. Oh Yeah of course. So that means the nine reindeer can pull the sleigh plus two thousand three hundred fifty pounds of Legos now. The Standard two by two Lego piece ways point zero zero to five pounds. Which means if we're trying to deliver one point six six billion legos? I mean we have four million pounds of Legos so if we divide those up into the amount that the reindeer can actually carry day. That means we need a minimum of one thousand seven hundred three sleighs or fifteen thousand three hundred twenty reindeer. So that's it's like our starting point I guess and we need someone to steer this lace so I started looking into Santa is obviously you need Santa to steer the sleigh. He can't have anyone else to write of. Of course you'd have your ridiculous because I looked into like officially trained Santa's because they're like schools for Santa like you've got to get certified as Santa. Can I get what can I get one for other people too. Can you get like do professional identity theft. I would school. I went to school to how to be Ben storms and so now the all things ben does I mean you can establish been storm SCO Fuan. ooh so there are four officials Santa Schools in the world right now now the Charles W Howard Santa Claus school as the oldest one. There's professional Santa Claus School there's School for Santa's and there his Santa School and they're like most of them are in the United States. Some of them are overseas. There's one that's like you go on a cruise news and you take the class on a cruise that doesn't feel very Santa. Not really as actually the biggest school of all of them like with the most amount of students I can imagine. Imagine it's almost like hey do you want become a Santa. I'd be like now I'm okay but if they're like hey do you wanna go on a crusade be like yeah still technically officially certified certified as Santa if you go there so still counts and I looked on their websites. See like how many graduates there are from these schools. Some of them gave numbers some of them. It didn't for the ones that didn't I kinda just estimated based on the ones that did how long they've been open but my estimated number for the the number of Santa's in the world right. Now how are fourteen thousand centers so we have enough Santa's to scare are one thousand seven hundred and three sleighs so next. I want to see how long it actually takes for these slaves to deliver the legos because like according to a story he does overnight. I WanNa see if that's possible. So how far do they. You have to travel so like there's there's one point six billion households but if they're all spread out then you're gonNA travel further. Obviously so the metric I use is to to gauge. How far neutral just the the amount of road in the world so there are sixty four million two hundred eighty five thousand miles sales of road in the world? So that's the distance that we're going to need to travel with our reindeer so the reindeer can sustain a ten mile per hour. Run for several hours. This wellpoint This way I reduce the average speed just like assuming that they have to rest every once in a while so I cut in half. I said the average speed is five miles per hour and with that speed with the number of slaves. We have that means that they can travel every single road in the world in three hundred fifteen days which is not overnight isn't a year though it is within a year but I think we can do better so that was just with the minimum number of sleighs weaken increased the numbers lays the limiting factor for us. Actually is the number of Santa's we have is fourteen thousand Fantas so as fourteen thousand slant Santa says the media fourteen thousand sleighs or one hundred twenty six thousand reindeer so if you increase the number that means you reduce the weight of Legos goes per se which means that instead of the two thousand pounds of legs that we haven't sleigh. We only have two hundred eighty six pounds of legos. Personally now oh reduce a lot and each each rangers only point seventy pounds now so I bumped the speed that they can travel up again. I bumped it back up to ten miles per hour. Just based on that yet made sense to me and based on these numbers that means that they can deliver all the legos in nineteen days which is better. It is still not overnight. But it's better. I mean it's in the holiday season and like even like the reasonable holiday season instead of the one that goes to like the day after Halloween. Yeah that one but I still want to try to hit that overnight like goal so I'm GonNa wave that Santa Requirement. Not the only Santa needs to steer anyone can steer this late now. We don't need the certified Santa Anymore. We'll start mall santas instead. Yeah so if that's the case are limiting factor is now the number of reindeer in the world which is two point one million and we have nine reindeer per sleigh which means that we have a maximum number of sleighs as of two hundred thirty three thousand three hundred thirty three sleighs so now each sleigh carries only seventeen pounds of legged uh-huh and each reindeer only pulls forty-one pads so this is gonNA give us the best chance of success. I think I want to bump up their speed even more. Because is there point. Even less I bumped up fifteen. I don't know if the number is legit or not is kind of arbitrary but that's not being legit the more I don't know and based on this speed with this number sleighs they can deliver all legacy in eighteen hours which it doesn't sound like it's overnight but the thing is so I went to like lake. What do we count is overnight so Boston because we live in Boston on on Christmas Day? They're nine hours of daylight which means that there are fifteen hours of darkness. I'm going to get the fifteen hours as nighttime so we're only three hours offer for goal. Thing is the speed that kind of arbitrary his. I didn't have a lot of information on that so I can adjust guest and I do think the fifteen is kinda pushing our limit. Ah But if we push it even further to twenty miles per hour that means they can do it in fourteen hours. which by definition is overnight? Well here's here's the thing to Chris. Is that the time zones you can you can ride the time zones. Yeah well that's kind of cheating because then you can just go overnight forever all right well for twenty for our Elitism for twenty four hours okay. That workout set up if you have all done. It's just always overnight. It's always overnight somewhere Santa's motto. Yeah I guess it doesn't help because it is about rate because it's in this. You can't get your reindeer from one time zone to the other. They won't get there fast enough so you can't ride you can't bring right. Yeah they can't. They can't travel the same speed that the earth rotates only if they were magic and they could fly right but they're not in our situation situation so we'll need mushrooms. What if you put them in a plane hold on up? I guess you can make that. Were technically the plaintiffs to rain. It but whatever well the plane the plane the the reindeer are the last five mile problem. Exactly yeah so so you have. You have two teams of reindeer and you shuttle.

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Absurd Hypotheticals

05:44 min | 1 year ago

"ben storms" Discussed on Absurd Hypotheticals

"We over think dumb questions. So you don't have to. I'm your host markets later and I'm joined here today by Chris Ye and Ben Storms. Say Hi guys. Hey I'm Chris. Hey I'm Ben we're going to go ahead and dive right into our question for this week. which is what if all sports were on ice? Then take it away. Yeah so I decided to look at tennis. I just thought that it will be really funny honey mostly but also also just from a physics perspective because tennis involves you know like I. I made main component of tennis is the the way that a thing is impacting. The surface I figured there'd be some fun games there so I started looking. I sort of the the rule book of tennis and a Fundamental Rebecca Tennis. So it's like a like a seventeen page. PDF with like twenty pages of Appendices. And it's actually it's very precise about how you you make. Tennis court has like all these like very exact measurements of the sectors of the court and like it talks about like like the the dimensions of the cord supports the net. And like all this kind of south. It's very precise except the one thing is not precise about is what the court is made out of. It actually hasn't mentioned that at all. Which is actually that comes up? There are different different kinds of tennis courts. You know there's there's grass ones and clay ones and like the hard top ones and there's you know major tournaments play all of them all of them work differently the all oh react differently and they all play differently and really the big. The big impact is sort of how fast the court plays. and that's not necessarily like the literal speed But more of the perceived speed. So there's there's really two factors so one can't actually literally be faster When you head tennis ball in the court in that moment where the ball was in kind of the court? The friction causes it slowdown so the the International Tennis Federation ATF. They had testing Until like Ana clay-court a shot loses about forty three percent of its horizontal speed on impact. So like I have. Our shot will go out like thirty eight but on fresh grass. That's more like thirty three percent. So this like forty five miles per hour after impact and so when you're playing on grass wind up having less time to react to To a shot coming in because of that speed difference and got him the impact that is the angle of the bounce after impact so in that moment whereas in contact basically you know what was happening as the bottom of the ball starts moving slower ads. Toss Ben and some of that horizontal velocity turns into vertical velocity because of it so on a higher friction surface like clay. It's GONNA bounce higher higher up which gives you once again more time to react to the shot because you you know it will be in the air for longer so there's also so so that's all based on the coach and the friction. There's also something I learned about just during this call the Coefficient of restitution. What's which is basically how bouncy a surfaces so so what is actually it's the the ratio of athletes? Like if you have something hanging object or I guess to objects heading if the ratio of the final velocity so after the impact like once leaves to the initial velocities speed comes in after collision and so that will also affect the bounce height because if something has a if something has a higher weight higher Kobe restitution. It'll be faster coming off the ground after a balances so somewhere thing. Clay bouncier abounds higher. I also just realize how excited I got about learning that there's a thing called Coefficient of restitution detail how excited literally anybody else would be coefficient. I don't know about definitely notice that yeah that was entirely legitimate that. How's dodgers be placating? Ben Trying to make it sound like what he's saying. That was like Ou know legit excitement I sadly had to mostly the ignore the coalition of restitution because I could not find good numbers on it all right so I don't know if you'll pass my actually I actually tried to figure it out myself at least somewhat by so there is a a training drill that people use to like train for for sports where you basically drop a tennis ball. We have someone drop a tennis ball from like a distance away from you and you don't basically as soon as they drop it you take off and you try to grab it off the bounce. Basically so it's like a combination of reaction action time and burst and like hand eye coordination and I found video of people doing it on a tennis court on a hockey rink and on like I'd like a gem floor and I was trying to like figure out like how far it had fallen and all that and I couldn't I couldn't make it work so I'm sorry I I tried to. I really try to do it. I've been there before I've been there. Were the numbers don't exist. He tried to do it. And then you're like Oh there's a reason they don't exist because to. Yeah I mean actually if if you could if you if I had time to do it myself a pretty easy because he would just have to like drop from the same height and do it consistently and do that and then you look at the video radio and figure it out. But I didn't have time to do that. Yeah I've heard that a lot of times we're like I'll be depending on what Dan prepping. I'm like Oh to figure this out for real. I need to use an integral zero due on the night before that. I don't do the inaugural public three days ahead of Mike All Right. Let's let's break out the math problem for me. It wasn't so much.

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"ben storms" Discussed on Absurd Hypotheticals

Absurd Hypotheticals

10:50 min | 2 years ago

"ben storms" Discussed on Absurd Hypotheticals

"Money through on trees if we did it we live in fact it's absurd concern ibook hello everybody and welcome to absurd hypotheticals shower we over thanked. I'm questions so you don't have to. I am not your host markets liner because he he is not here today but I am Chris. He and I'm taking over hosting duties. I'm joined here today by Ben Storms and Special Guest Zach Bohannon has go back. Welcome to the show. Hey how you guys doing doing already good awesome you doing. I'm doing good me. I'm you know summertimes always great. We get a lot of humidity down here in Nashville which is awesome I have to you have to start by talking about the weather right. That's just oh yeah so you know there's nothing else. There's nothing nothing else for us to talk about literally nothing else in the world so no. I'm I'm. I'm doing great. I really appreciate you guys have me on. I think this is going to be a lot of fun. Hopefully hopefully yeah healthily so before we get started while I just tell our listeners who you are and what you do you have again touch. Yes so <hes> I guess it you know start by how we got in touch Kinda good part. I I write novels so I'm primarily post apocalyptic. Science fiction is is Kinda. Why right I I do lots of my own most justified co author with a guy named Jay Thorne and <hes> you know we're huge fans of post a POC and so as as writing that stuff and I've published right around twenty five books or so <hes> I've read a lot of it and <hes> one day I was cruising through Amazon and I came across this crazy looking cover with a robot riding a horse through a wasteland and I was like that looks awesome and cover it was it was really eye catching and <hes> I I read? I picked the book up and read it and loved it and anytime I read a book I really enjoy especially if it's a fellow independent author I always reach out to them and and let them know because I would appreciate that it's always good to get those emails and <hes> it's a good way to connect with fellow authors and stuff so <hes> if your listeners have not figured out by now <hes> I'm talking about Christmas Book Metal Chest Chest Yes <hes> and it was it was awesome cyrus out to him and told him how much I liked it and we kind of went back and forth and <hes> you asked me to come on the podcast so here I am yeah. I really appreciate appreciate you reaching out. Is that was awesome that you read my book doc yeah absolutely it was it was a like I told you I mean it's it's a great book and <hes> you know I definitely kept me hooked through the whole story which is great and <hes> you know especially with with <hes> you know independent books you I. I mean whether they with any book but you know. Sometimes you never know what you're going to get and so it was it was good to <hes> you know read something that was very very high quality and I recommend it to any of your readers. He liked the listeners who like reading Sifi. It's good stuff yeah checked your your website to and you do a lot of like you have your own podcast about just <hes> indie publishing general right yeah so yeah so I'm also the coast of the career author podcast and so basically <hes> it's it's a podcast for anyone who is aspiring barn to be a career author <hes> so you know we talk about everything from just publishing general to <hes> we talk a lot about craft <hes> and we talk a lot about you know <hes> like productivity and time management management all all kinds and running a business we talk about pretty much everything that would go into being a full time author <hes> and <hes> yeah so we that comes out every Thursday of every week. That's who I am. That's how we met so yeah. That's how we met a Lotta Yeah. There's a lot of good stuff and I don't know who been is but I'm GonNA learn over this. Honestly I'm just a guy I don't. I don't write books. I read them. Sometimes I enjoy them. I'm just a guy he's just a random gay. They need a third person today. Grammy worked well enough right. That's perfect on addition to doing all this writing and publishing book stuff. Zach also told us that he's of He's into video games. He's a Gamer so we decided to do a video. Game related related question this week so this week's question is what if video game items existed in real life and the way we did this was basically just picked video games that we've played in the past or that we liked and specifically looking at video games have interesting items in them and we just picked items that we thought would be interesting if they exist in real life and we'd wanted to look at the impact that they have in the real world so Ben. Do you WANNA go first. Yeah sure so I went with <hes> I with the game. Series has lots of fun items but that is the the legend of Zelda series <hes> specifically I went with the hook shot. Which is I? It's a recurring been in a few of the Zelda Games that is kind of like a grappling hook. That's kind of the sort of go to wait like explain it but instead spent on the Servino twirl and throw up and hook onto something in pull yourself it launches out a gauntlet and attached and then drags you up to it. It's basically like the Batman gun thing yeah yeah kind of like that like the grappling gun in Batman. Yeah also like pull things to you sometimes so it's not just pull you things. It's it pulls it pulls kind of the main takeaway there. There's polling poll edge so it's really my first question. <hes> was with this eaten work in real life like is this a thing that you'd actually do and I was actually very fortunate. There was a youtube video. I found I want to figure out like how much would weigh and how fast it goes and all that by. If I could avoid I wanted to avoid doing the actual like like fragile stuff yeah exactly the actual work you put it that way and there was a great youtube video found by this this <hes> guy or guys called the game theorists <hes> the did a lot of that that like background like you know measuring things against other objects in the world. If you're at how big they were <hes> helped me a lot and so they figured out basically it has to be our steel just because it can go into like would pantry would so that narrows down very heavily what mouse that could be and we know that can work underwater a caption that Russ so prematurely works is steel and I figured out the hook itself has to worry about twenty one pounds but then also the chain obviously has weight and they figured out the chains about sixty five feet long. This was an offering of time <hes> who has the one they simply use which is actually the longshot not just write your workshop but close enough is it longer it is likely to have a longer reach. I think it's roughly twice as long is what it says in the game <hes> okay defensively like for some description points out this twice as long as the hook shot. I don't know why but but it's basically a sixty five foot long half inch diameter steel chain with twenty one inch weight on the end and that chain also ways another one hundred sixty nine pounds. You're looking about one hundred ninety pounds. Wow is really heavy which is really heavy which is also really impressive because Lincoln's like runs around with it and I was gonNA say like carries carries it with the fifteen other items he has on him. Clearly guy must be jacked but sort of the issue run into here is that <hes> we also know pretty much how fast it can go because that's sixty five feet. It travels in about one second and six five about twenty meters as twenty meters per second and most importantly after the first like tenth of a second it moves a constant speed. All the acceleration is right in that first tenth of a second which means that the acceleration is about two hundred meters squared which is roughly twenty times gravity and around double the like turn acceleration of fighter jet. And now that we know the mass of the chain and the acceleration we can find the force of it. Mike went fires out which is a little over seventeen thousand Newton's which is just under the bite force of adult great white shark and very importantly because of you know Newton's third law motion which always comes back to bite us in the show that same force GonNa get a fly to you when you use the hook shot as another important frame of reference for forces human bones start breaking roughly around twelve thousand Newton's so just when initially firing it. You're probably going to break most of the bone your arm but is it. Is it worth it though as well so here's the here's the other problem is that that's just actually launching it because this is going to hit something. That's going to attach catch and that's GonNa pull you with roughly the same acceleration so it's going to break your arm and then pull it off so well actually so importantly. It's probably not strong after actually pull your arm off it will dislocate it but probably not actually tear it off so you have going for the one bad thing is that in addition to this like multiple bone breaks and dislocation. You will experience for that Tenth of a second roughly twenty g's which is a lot. It probably won't kill you apparently so apparently there's been like obviously I've training with regards space fight and stuff with how many g's that humans can can live through and with training a human sustained twenty g's for about ten seconds before before Jeff so you probably won't die however in those same experience experiments they found that with about one second at twenty g's you would get like permanent spinal damage and also that was enough Jesus Jesus to like start breaking the blood vessels in your eyes and causing permanent blindness she all right so long story short the hook shot. You should probably not us because it will probably if not actually actually kill you because we're also by the way assuming that like when you fire this you don't just go flying backers a wall or something which is probably what would happen but if it doesn't kill you it probably is something you would prefer must be honest here but we're going to sort of take all that aside now. We've done the less fun thing the more fun thing where would actually did work wherever you actually did have this chain you know that could just pull US sixty five year time very quickly and not a Nollie aren't injury you right right exactly. We're GONNA. We're GONNA go with that hypothetical. I'm actually really sad. I don't think it's actually all that useful guys. It's funny. He said that because originally I was going to talk about the hook shot and after your whole.

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"ben storms" Discussed on Absurd Hypotheticals

Absurd Hypotheticals

05:31 min | 2 years ago

"ben storms" Discussed on Absurd Hypotheticals

"What if it rains for was a few, what if we had lives fits fly? It's absurd. If money through on trees, if he did. Happy. Is back. I bet. Who everybody in welcome to absurd that calls, the show, we over think dumb questions, so you don't have to. I'm your postmarks later. I'm joined today by Ben storms and won't just bend storms. Hi, I'm Ben storms. Only me. Yeah. So this, this is going to require storytime again, about why we don't have all the boys were back in town. And then few days back over the weekend. The boys were literally back in town me, Chris, and Ben were getting together to celebrate our more back in action nece. But Chris is still hobbling around on this little, little leg boot, like not the full cast, but like the boot that you can walk on big, big on wieldy likes lumpy Wannio. Yeah. Yeah. And so what we do. We wanted to avoid the, the train tracks because obviously, Chris. Scarred. Scarred by them, book yet, literally, literally scarred, by the models, you know. So we're walking in Christmas Habat next to us and boss. You think it would be kind of fine now that it's technically spring, but it was not fine. There was still a little bit of ice around. So as walk into the bar to celebrate being back in action, Chris slips on the fucking sidewalk, and would you don't twist other fucking ankle? Chris has literally no angles remaining, and so we're waiting, you know, Chris on the ground were waiting. And this fucking cyclists comes up on the road, and like they're supposed to be like on the side of the road. I'm not clear. What cyclists actually are like us opposed to be in the street. But you're not supposed to be you're too. Slow to be a car. So this guy was on the sidewalk, which you don't see too much in Boston. But this guy comes over, and I'm not sure hidden like lean against the wall, but like rises bike over Chris's leg. Which may have been sprayed originally. But now is definitely in much much worse shape. And so we, we took for we pick them up where walking down the street, and you're trying to get them somewhere. I guess not that look more bike proof and. I don't know guys, I'm Chris Welch fuck, or you. Unless you want to see where you're going with this story, though. I thought it was inspired personally. I like the fact that I slipped on ice, and I could easily just broken ankle, epithet someone ran over Mike. And then you're like, and then we got up started walk. I couldn't think of the third thing, but I was kind of hoping, as escalate, you would be like, no that didn't. Yeah. Well, yeah. Didn't break my other ankle. I'm here. Yeah. So it rules Chris is not breaking ankle. Even the totally. I almost start believing know what the story is anymore. So the brings us let's, let's get down to what we're here to do, which is answered these high pathetically question. It's April Fools, but we don't have April Fools themed questions, just normal questions. Pranked myself in like the route. I went with my answer. That was the ultimate self pranking. Okay. We'll the cell Frankas on a very good in, like a funny hilarious ironic. Pranks it was more. Like I just tried to figure one thing out and then couldn't let it go. And now I have like just a page of words cool, but you have to wait for that because Chris off on our first question, which is what if nothing could dissolve in water. Yes. And so we ended a find what does often what actually means? And I think we said that anything that's water soluble doesn't actually like dissolving is something breaks down in water, and it becomes, like a homogeneous Lucien. So that doesn't happen. Right. So they're still water row. Round. But nothing. It's kinda stays pure water. Right. So they stay separate. So, like if you put something in it than the solid, will stay solid water. Stay water water and oil accept everything is oil now has noted lots of the offering once said you gotta keep him separated. Anyway. Chris. So I looked specifically at pools, and swimming pools, because I guess it's not really summer yet, but it's getting a little warmer and people like to swim when it gets warmer. So I'm looking way into the future. And I want to look at how we clean pools so pools have a bunch of different ways of cleaning the have. So the first the first way that we clean pools is through a filter system. So they're bunch of drains that the capture the water and it sends it through the filter system, and there is a drain on the bottom of the pool like the lowest point, and then they're bunch of what they call skimmers like around the surface of the pool that captures all the water that's on like the very surface of the pool. So like captured everything's Foti. So after goes into the drains, it goes through the filter system. It goes through what they call a sand filter, which is like a bunch of tiny little particles. Than you mean. You mean sand? Yes.

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