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Old 5th Feb 2001, 21:56
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capt waffoo
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A couple of lines from my Physics teacher that I hope I remember right after all these years.

There was a young fellow called Fisk
Whose swordplay was exceedingly brisk
So fast was his action
That Fitzgerald Contraction
Reduced his foil to a disc


There was a young fellow called Bright
Who could travel faster than light
He went out one day
In a relative way
And came back the previous night

Mike Berry, despite contrary indications you must have taught me something!!
Old 8th Feb 2001, 05:41
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Are we starting a poetry thread now!
Old 8th Feb 2001, 11:41
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Stallie, ref your question on the first page of the thread I had to dig my old books out, but Steve got it first but his figures are essentialy correct.
Ive worked out I have a career average of 300km/hr at an average height above Earth of 17000 feet. Ignoring the more major quantum variables I am 529 nanoseconds younger than if I hadnt pursued flying.
If in the same time frame I had flown the space shuttle I would be (roughly) 3.344 seconds younger.
Old 8th Feb 2001, 14:05
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catch air nz flight #2
from auckland to los angeles,
you leave auckland at around 9.30pm
and you arrive in lax at around 1.30pm on
the same day,hense a gain of 8hrs.

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