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    Olympus Mons on mars is the biggest mountain in the solar system, its 2.5 times as big as Mount Everest.
    But mount everest isn't the tallest peak on earth. Hawaii is.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pretty Boy View Post
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    The longest echo in a man made structure (112 seconds) was set in an underground fuel depot in Invergordon.
    That's why I started this thread. That fact is now etched in my memory. It's sensationally useless , but brilliant at the same time. Well done sir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onceinawhile View Post
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    But mount everest isn't the tallest peak on earth. Hawaii is.
    Ha ha I've actually had this discussion before. Everest is the highest peak above sea level. The mountain in Hawaii starts from a distance under sea level. I'm sure that there's a mountain somewhere else that is actually higher than Everest due to the way the earth bulges near the equator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lord bunberry View Post
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    Ha ha I've actually had this discussion before. Everest is the highest peak above sea level. The mountain in Hawaii starts from a distance under sea level. I'm sure that there's a mountain somewhere else that is actually higher than Everest due to the way the earth bulges near the equator.
    I watched a documentary about this last week.


    http://geology.com/records/highest-m...he-world.shtml

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peevemor View Post
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    I watched a documentary about this last week.


    http://geology.com/records/highest-m...he-world.shtml
    That's exactly what I was talking about summed up by people more intelligent than me

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    Quote Originally Posted by lord bunberry View Post
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    Ha ha I've actually had this discussion before. Everest is the highest peak above sea level. The mountain in Hawaii starts from a distance under sea level. I'm sure that there's a mountain somewhere else that is actually higher than Everest due to the way the earth bulges near the equator.
    It's probably difficult to measure Olympus Mons from sea level as well...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Future17 View Post
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    It's probably difficult to measure Olympus Mons from sea level as well...
    That's a good point

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    Quote Originally Posted by lord bunberry View Post
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    Ha ha I've actually had this discussion before. Everest is the highest peak above sea level. The mountain in Hawaii starts from a distance under sea level. I'm sure that there's a mountain somewhere else that is actually higher than Everest due to the way the earth bulges near the equator.
    Mount McKinley aka Denali is the highest in terms of sheer ascent from bottom to top 17,000 feet, Everest is 12,000

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    Mount McKinley aka Denali is the highest in terms of sheer ascent from bottom to top 17,000 feet, Everest is 12,000
    Indeed.

    As well as height mountains are also ranked in terms of prominence. Everest is top by default but the system moves Denali up to 3rd with Aconcagua in Argentina 2nd. K2 which is 2nd in height terms is only 22nd in terms of prominence.

    It's a complicated calculation that takes account of the minimum height of a climb from a higher peak or sea level if it is the highest top in a land area or range.

    The system actually leads to the somewhat bizarre situation that sees the encirclement parent peak of Mont Blanc being Mount Everest despite the obvious distance between the 2.

    For anyone who cares the top 10 mountains by prominence are:

    Everest
    Aconcague
    Denali
    Kilimanjaro
    Pico Cristobal Colon
    Mt Logan
    Pico de Orizaba
    Vinson Massif
    Puncak Jaya
    Mt Elbrus

    Highest ranking European is Mont Blanc at 11th (or Elbrus 10th depending how you view Russia). For Britain it's Mount Paget in South Georgia, a territory in the south Pacific.


    Ben Nevis is the most prominent peak in the British isles followed by Carn Eige, Snowdon, Carrauntoohil and
    Sgurr Aladair.

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    How about this belter. If you spend a day at the top of a skyscraper you will be a few billionths of a second older than someone who spent it at ground level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lord bunberry View Post
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    It would make a cracking school or college.
    Or block of overpriced flats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lord bunberry View Post
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    How about this belter. If you spend a day at the top of a skyscraper you will be a few billionths of a second older than someone who spent it at ground level.
    I love these. How does that work then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lord bunberry View Post
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    How about this belter. If you spend a day at the top of a skyscraper you will be a few billionths of a second older than someone who spent it at ground level.
    Is it not younger?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lord bunberry View Post
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    How about this belter. If you spend a day at the top of a skyscraper you will be a few billionths of a second older than someone who spent it at ground level.
    Good old Albert E=mc2.
    Finally we have the proof that it is possible to vanish up your own ar$e.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peevemor View Post
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    Is it not younger?
    No definitely older,clocks run faster the further away from tbe ground they are.
    "If a player is not interfering with play or seeking to gain
    an advantage, then he should be."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouse Hibee View Post
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    No definitely older,clocks run faster the further away from tbe ground they are.
    Fair enough. I was getting confused with time going slower the faster you travel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouse Hibee View Post
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    No definitely older,clocks run faster the further away from tbe ground they are.
    The CCS didn't/don't! :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Future17 View Post
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    I love these. How does that work then?
    The stronger the gravity, the slower time passes. The gravity from the Earth is stronger the closer you are to the centre. The more massive the object the slower time will pass. The effect would be increased on a planet like Jupiter. If you travelled close to a supermassive black hole time would almost stop. I have to say it's a concept I struggle to get my head around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peevemor View Post
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    Fair enough. I was getting confused with time going slower the faster you travel.
    Yeah, pilots are a few minutes younger than someone born at the same time with a static job or something like that. (minutes was a guess, it could be seconds or even hours)
    Mon the Hibs.

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    Yesterday (21st December) was the shortest daylight day of the year. Today had how much more daylight than yesterday?

    A whopping 3 seconds
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sergey View Post
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    Yesterday (21st December) was the shortest daylight day of the year. Today had how much more daylight than yesterday?

    A whopping 3 seconds
    Aye, the nights are fair drawin' oot.

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    All legs of lamb you buy as a joint are rear legs :-)
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