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mr_B
03-08-2010, 10:34:17
If you collect all the gold in the world (pure gold o/c) and you make a cube out of that the cube would only be 20,2 x 20,2 x 20,2m.
interesting hah

MDA
03-08-2010, 10:37:13
elementally, my dear Watson

mr_B
03-08-2010, 10:38:48
so Funko made a nice comment on msn about this.
It's not possible to build a solid gold skyscraper, did you ever think about that?

mr_B
03-08-2010, 10:41:27
Did you know that Rizla actually is call Riz la croix?

MOBIUS
03-08-2010, 10:46:25
so Funko made a nice comment on msn about this.
It's not possible to build a solid gold skyscraper, did you ever think about that?

Well you wouldn't want it to be solid, would you? What about all the rooms and stuff!?

Call yourself an architect...:rolleyes:

mr_B
03-08-2010, 10:54:36
dear dear Mobius, did I made that comment or was it Funko?
how's the cat doing?

MOBIUS
03-08-2010, 11:02:13
I thought you were agreeing with him!:D

That cat was traumatised by the events of last weekend - so much so, it's having kittens!:eek:

Cheshire Cat
03-08-2010, 11:29:55
If you collect all the gold in the world (pure gold o/c) and you make a cube out of that the cube would only be 20,2 x 20,2 x 20,2m.

It's not possible to build a solid gold skyscraper

waswas

but how many solid goldfishes could you have with those 8242.408 m3 ?

Provost Harrison
03-08-2010, 11:35:44
Hang on, that's 20.2 cubed which is approximate 8242m3. Gold has a density of 19.3gcm-3 which converts to 19300kgm-3. That means there are, approximately, 160 million kilograms of gold. For an element which is only required in minute quantities for industrial quantities, that's quite a lot, especially if it is mostly bling.

:p

Greg W
03-08-2010, 11:36:43
I thought you were agreeing with him!:D

That cat was traumatised by the events of last weekend - so much so, it's having kittens!:eek:What a purrfect reaction! :cute:

mr_B
03-08-2010, 11:41:25
Hang on, that's 20.2 cubed which is approximate 8242m3. Gold has a density of 19.3gcm-3 which converts to 19300kgm-3. That means there are, approximately, 160 million kilograms of gold. For an element which is only required in minute quantities for industrial quantities, that's quite a lot, especially if it is mostly bling.

:p

158 to be correct, 70% bling 11% industry 13%investments 3%teeth 3%dunno

interesting hah

Provost Harrison
03-08-2010, 11:49:58
3% is in teeth? Hehe, well if Janet Street Porter ever gets gold dentures, that'll go up to at least 6% :D

Cheshire Cat
03-08-2010, 12:03:38
Well you wouldn't want it to be solid, would you? What about all the rooms and stuff!?

interesting indeed

instead of a cube, with the same 8242 m3 you could have a solid prism with a square 10m x 10m cross-section and rising as much as 82.4m

almost as high as the Flatiron building
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skyscraper
in the proper surrounding, it could loosely qualify as a skyscraper.

Dunno how thick a solid gold floor should be to mechanically support people walking on it.
For sure considering a standard 3m height for a store, you can imagine to carve a lot out of the "solid slice".
And on the outer walls, you only need a supporting frame, but most of the side area will be empty windows.
All this spare material can go to expand the base width beyond the 10m, if you don't want to increase height

if you then go with a tower, with just a spiralling inside staircase along the walls and a few landings, not whole floors, you can for sure manage to build the gold replica of some impressive medieval tower
like these
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Towers_of_Bologna

Funko
03-08-2010, 12:28:28
Well you wouldn't want it to be solid, would you? What about all the rooms and stuff!?

Call yourself an architect...:rolleyes:

Do you really think the volume of a skyscraper is 20m^3?

Stupider than you look.

MDA
03-08-2010, 12:29:54
Towers of Bologna makes me hungry.

MOBIUS
03-08-2010, 12:36:38
Do you really think the volume of a skyscraper is 20m^3?

Stupider than you look.

It would look like a skyscraper to mr_B...

Funko
03-08-2010, 12:49:32
A winner is MOBIUS.

Vincent
03-08-2010, 13:05:06
Still waiting for the interesting stuff here

MDA
03-08-2010, 13:09:40
don't hold your breath

MOBIUS
03-08-2010, 13:10:45
Something interesting should happen before the end of the year. You just have to be patient.

Vincent
03-08-2010, 13:35:11
What year are you talking about?

zmama
03-08-2010, 13:36:08
That year, over there

Vincent
03-08-2010, 13:37:15
Jolly good year it is!

MOBIUS
03-08-2010, 13:39:29
Vintage. Funko can tell you all about it.

Venom
03-08-2010, 13:52:01
Lies! none of this is interesting at all!

mr_B
03-08-2010, 22:48:45
that's because you are officially nerd-off
and that's a shame

Greg W
04-08-2010, 02:40:32
Yes, we really shouldn't pay any attention to someone who fails to buy a Millennium Falcon and an AT-AT walker! :nerd:

Beta1
04-08-2010, 09:37:23
seeing as this seems to be the obscure facts about chemicals thread.

If you started counting out molecules of NaCl at the rate of one a second since the start of the universe you would now only have a pile that contained 43ug of salt...

Feel free to point out the facts that NaCl isn't really molecular and that neither element would have been formed for some time after the big bang...

Funko
04-08-2010, 09:46:41
I'd be bored well before I got that far.

Greg W
04-08-2010, 10:09:20
43ugWhat the heck is an ug (without me bothering to try and google it)? Ultragram? How many parts of or multiples of a gram is that? :confused:

Funko
04-08-2010, 10:10:34
it's microgram, you can write it without the mu.

g

Funko
04-08-2010, 10:11:17
That's not obvious enough to be a 100-0. I made the judgement before I posted that I was safe.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
04-08-2010, 11:04:24
Back to "interesting" gold stuff.

US gold reserves are about 250 million troy ounces, about 5% of the total gold stock. Under the gold standard (pre-1933), that would be about 5 billion $.

The amount of currency in circulation now is about 800 billion $. In comparison, the paper $ has lost 96% in purchasing power.

So it makes much more sense to build a skyscraper from paper, not from gold.

Drekkus
04-08-2010, 11:06:37
That's not obvious enough to be a 100-0. I made the judgement before I posted that I was safe.

In Australia ugs are overly expensive sheepskin shoes...

Funko
04-08-2010, 11:09:11
Back to "interesting" gold stuff.

US gold reserves are about 250 million troy ounces, about 5% of the total gold stock. Under the gold standard (pre-1933), that would be about 5 billion $.

The amount of currency in circulation now is about 800 billion $. In comparison, the paper $ has lost 96% in purchasing power.

So it makes much more sense to build a skyscraper from paper, not from gold.

This demonstrates why economists are useless in any practical situation.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
04-08-2010, 11:31:26
I hope you are not trying to imply that economists are not useless in any inpractical situation.

Funko
04-08-2010, 11:40:45
Oh, certainly not!

Lurker
04-08-2010, 11:52:12
Whew.

Cheshire Cat
04-08-2010, 12:08:14
Back to "interesting" gold stuff.

US gold reserves are about 250 million troy ounces, about 5% of the total gold stock. Under the gold standard (pre-1933), that would be about 5 billion $.

The amount of currency in circulation now is about 800 billion $. In comparison, the paper $ has lost 96% in purchasing power.

So it makes much more sense to build a skyscraper from paper, not from gold.

I wonder what's heavier:
1 ounce of paper or 1 ounce of gold???

:drekkus:

MOBIUS
04-08-2010, 12:14:38
Clearly it's the ounce of gold, everyone knows that!:clueless:

Greg W
04-08-2010, 13:11:16
That's not obvious enough to be a 100-0. I made the judgement before I posted that I was safe.No, no, never heard of a ug is all. With or without the funny "u" thingy.

And yes, Drekkus is almost right too. Ugg boots rock! Overprices is possible, but they're cheaper than a pair of sneakers, so that'll do me. And they're made of sheepskin! :funko:

Dyl Ulenspiegel
04-08-2010, 13:29:38
I wonder what's heavier:
1 ounce of paper or 1 ounce of gold???

:drekkus:

That, of course, depends upon the meaning of "ounce".

Greg W
04-08-2010, 13:32:52
And relative gravities!

Funko
04-08-2010, 14:41:20
mu, it's greek. I assumed at as you like your ancient history you might have heard of some greek letters!

Venom
04-08-2010, 14:53:58
I'm disappointed in you. You could have told him Mu was the sound a greek cow made. But noooooooooo, you stayed all nerdy instead of entertaining.

As such, sadly this thread remains uninteresting.

Funko
04-08-2010, 15:09:44
Why did the cat slide off the roof? It lost it's !

MOBIUS
04-08-2010, 15:14:52
I always found it funny that fat people wore s...:cute:

Nills Lagerbaak
04-08-2010, 15:16:43
F*xking great joke. Proper nerdy (Funko's joke)

Funko
04-08-2010, 15:31:10
It's the second best physics joke... no, 3rd

after Heisenburg was stopped for speeding and what does Einstein call a spade?

Nills Lagerbaak
04-08-2010, 15:35:00
Agreed :D

Beta1
04-08-2010, 16:07:36
don't know the Einstein one. Do tell

Funko
04-08-2010, 16:07:56
What does Einstein call a spade?

A potential well.

zmama
04-08-2010, 16:09:16
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_S21ezYgaLw4/SVgyiuhXmsI/AAAAAAAAAMA/AGNo8jlUYM8/s400/Interesting+on+blog.jpg

Greg W
04-08-2010, 16:11:03
mu, it's greek. I assumed at as you like your ancient history you might have heard of some greek letters!For some reason we didn't study ancient (or modern) Greek. Or Latin for that matter. Though at least with Latin, quite a few modern words are based on it. And the alphabet is quite similar.

Only Greek I know is from watching 80s American soft porn... Er, I mean 80s American college films where the colleges were things like Lambda! :funko:

Also didn't get the physics joke either. Nor the references to the other two. But then i never did pay much attention in Physics. :drekkus:

Greg W
04-08-2010, 16:12:38
Oh, and that was a 4x X-post due to me getting distracted in the middle of typing. :cute:

Greg W
04-08-2010, 16:22:02
Now this physics joke I liked:There is this farmer who is having problems with his chickens. All of the sudden, they are all getting very sick and he doesn't know what is wrong with them. After trying all conventional means, he calls a biologist, a chemist, and a physicist to see if they can figure out what is wrong. So the biologist looks at the chickens, examines them a bit, and says he has no clue what could be wrong with them. Then the chemist takes some tests and makes some measurements, but he can't come to any conclusions either. So the physicist tries. He stands there and looks at the chickens for a long time without touching them or anything. Then all of the sudden he starts scribbling away in a notebook. Finally, after several gruesome calculations, he exclaims, 'I've got it! But it only works for spherical chickens in a vacuum.'Also read the Heisenberg joke and didn't get it cos I have no idea who he is or what he did!

They also had a different version of Funko's mew joke. Two cats on a roof, one slid off faster than the other. Must have had a greater mew. No idea what a mew is in science either, Greek or otherwise!

Really should have paid attention in Physics rather than just setting Bunsen burners alight! :bash:

Funko
04-08-2010, 16:24:03
mu is used as the symbol for coefficient of friction.

If it had a greater mew, it should have slid off slower.

Google Heisenburg's uncertainty principle.

I didn't study greek or latin at school either, but I know the greek alphabet. :p

jsorense
04-08-2010, 17:43:00
Towers of Bologna makes me hungry.
The towers in Bologna didn't make me hungry. But the tortellini and sauce did.:bounce::beer:

Venom
04-08-2010, 18:03:16
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_S21ezYgaLw4/SVgyiuhXmsI/AAAAAAAAAMA/AGNo8jlUYM8/s400/Interesting+on+blog.jpg

We could have used that guy on LazyView

mr_B
04-08-2010, 22:25:27
I'm disappointed in you. You could have told him Mu was the sound a greek cow made. But noooooooooo, you stayed all nerdy instead of entertaining.

As such, sadly this thread remains uninteresting.

you non nerd

Cort Haus
05-08-2010, 03:26:38
In Australia ugs are overly expensive sheepskin shoes...

Ugg boots are ugly and stupid. Probably evil too.

Funko
05-08-2010, 08:00:59
Did you mean Australians are ugly and stupid. Probably evil too?

Dyl Ulenspiegel
05-08-2010, 08:36:22
And the alphabet is quite similar.

Now that's a freaky coincidence. Almost ironic.

Funko
05-08-2010, 08:46:02
:lol:

Tizzy
05-08-2010, 09:12:08
you non nerd
I cant decide if this is a compliment or an insult

Dyl Ulenspiegel
05-08-2010, 09:16:39
It's a complinsult.

mr_B
05-08-2010, 10:20:21
I cant decide if this is a compliment or an insult

a freekin' tragedy, that's what it is

Greg W
05-08-2010, 13:49:32
Did you mean Australians are ugly and stupid. Probably evil too?we're too lazy to be evil.