Thursday, 9 February 2012

Fast stuff, forks and attention seekers!!!!


Good afternoon interweb, it will not be long now before it is both the birthday of myself and this blog which I have been spewing forth for nearly a year now with drivel and facts of little importance to any other than myself really.
I still have not had a cig and on Sunday that will make it a year. My temperament has changed I will not deny and friends have been lost and many more found.
It seems hard to believe that I have been writing this blog for nearly a year. The time goes by so fast, which incidentally just so happens to be a thing I wanted to write about today. Fast stuff.
Right then here we go. The title of the worlds fastest super car seems to have been lost by the Bugatti Veyron to the very sexy looking Barabus TKR which is capable of launching itself from 0-60 MPH in an eye socket wobbling cheek flappy 1.67 seconds, it will then continue on it’s merry way to 270 MPH, in no small part thanks to it’s 1005 BHP engine.
 This next fast thing is not quite as fast but for a fish it is no slow coach.
The sail fish has been clocked at speeds of up to 70 MPH but from a design point of view I'm sure that health and safety would have to have been involved due to the bloody great big spike it has for a nose, a 70 MPH spike. It uses the spike to club to death the fish that it feeds on, just so you know.
 Now back to man and machine, the fastest aeroplane (manned) to fly would be the North American X15 Rocket powered plane. This 4519 MPH aeroplane has been recorded as also flying on the edge of space and at a height of 50 miles the pilots that have flown it have earned the astronaut wings.
And finally, drum roll please, the fastest thing known to man is not the speed of light which can travel 7.4 times around the earth in a second but it is superluminosity.
more like superlooonymonster I hear you cry. Nope it is true, Tachyons which are a putative class of particles which able to travel faster than the speed of light. Tachyons were first proposed by physicist Arnold Sommerfeld, and named by Gerald Feinberg.
The word tachyon derives from the Greek tachus, meaning “speedy.” Tachyons have the strange properties that, when they lose energy, they gain speed. Consequently, when tachyons gain energy, they slow down. The slowest speed possible for tachyons is the speed of light. So now you are a little wiser and a little more prepared for the pub quiz.
Right then interweb now for some drivel, It was a while ago now that I came to a fork in my life, two roads if you will as opposed to a piece of cutlery. I took the one less travelled, there was a reason it was less travelled. Let that alone be a lesson for you.
I have also discovered through bitter experience that if there is one thing worse than being an ugly duckling in a house of swans, it's having the swans pretend there's no difference.
Right then, now before we go here is a picture of somebody who really does not think that she gets anywhere near enough attention.
Peace out y'all, THE BAGSTAXXX

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