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Last week, we announced that according to the Audit Bureau of Circulation, a record 7,326,907 unique users visited El Reg in November 2012. An Olympic-sized swimming pool Impressive stuff, which prompted one reader to ask: "Is it just me, or does anyone else want to know how many Olympic-size swimming pools that number of …

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There has to be a joke in their somewhere...

...about us lot of commentards being the "golden shower"

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Re: There has to be a joke in there somewhere...

dammit "there" not "their"

Didn't we get the option to edit our posts within a certain timeframe?

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Re: There has to be a joke in their somewhere...

More of a golden trickle. 1.66 elephants per day isn't even a paltry 0.00002 elephants per second - the correct measure, as any fule kno.

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Re: Re: There has to be a joke in their somewhere...

That's actually 1.66 elephants per minute

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Re: There has to be a joke in their somewhere...

That's 1.66 elephants per *minute*, far more than a trickle...

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Re: Re: There has to be a joke in their somewhere...

Snap

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1.66 elephants per minute

I do hope you guys don't wee in swimming pools - if not we're all going to drown pretty damn quick!

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Re: There has to be a joke in their somewhere...

It took me a re-read to realise they were talking about filling the pools with the Reg Readers, not filling the pool with what Reg Readers recycle on a Friday night out.

My first reaction to the headline was "ewwwww!!"

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Re: There has to be a joke in there somewhere...

"Didn't we get the option to edit our posts within a certain timeframe?"

Time-frame or timeframe, never mind, but how does this editing your post actually work. I have "decided" to first use some editor, get sober, sleep a night, and then decide about posting, or editing, or just forgetting about it. Not much progress so far.

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Does this

Take into account all the fat Americans or is it a average?

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Re: There has to be a joke in their somewhere...

HOW DARE YOU - compare me to an Olympic size swimming pool.

My weight in gold - well that alright.

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Re: There has to be a joke in their somewhere...

Yah, well, that bit about laid end to end has possibilities. World record for simultaneous ... smiles, maybe.

Paris. Because.

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Play hard to get

> Laid head-to-toe

If there's any "laying" to be done, I'd want someone to buy me dinner first.

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Re: Play hard to get

"Laid head-to-toe" is also about 0.75m out of the optimum position, which of course involves a 50% overlap...

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Re: Play hard to get

I'll buy you fish and chips to do my patio.

Deal?

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> Deal?

Maybe - please send photo of the fish

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Our volume in Bulgarian Airbags?

Inquiring minds want to know, please.

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Re: Our volume in Bulgarian Airbags?

@deadlockvictim 890483714.1468 (C-cup Posh Spice)

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All very well but

If they all farted* at once how far would that propel a sheep in a vacuum?

* a medium curry and two guinness brew

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Re: All very well but

Assuming the sheep was in inter-stella space, and not pointed at anything with gravity sufficent to capture it, to the ends of the unverse.

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Re: All very well but

Hopefully it will get there in time to be slaughtered and served as chops at the restaurant there. It's quite good apparently.

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Re: All very well but

I suppose it depends on whether the sheep was used to make the curry.

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Re: All very well but

"If they all farted* at once"

It wouldn't BE a vacuum then!

Here's one worthy of Randall Munroe - what would the radiation pressure of the body heat of all those readers be? Express your answer in Norris.

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Re: All very well but

"to the ends of the unverse"

Truly a big bang !

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Re: All very well but

"Assuming the sheep was in inter-stella space..."

So that's a pint of lager, then a sheep, followed by another pint of lager? Sounds like a glamorous night out.

I won't ask what you do with the sheep.

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If the entire Reg readership were laid end-to-end

I, for one, would be very surprised indeed.

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So that explains everything!

It's used to be a select little club of commentards here, now the rest of the world has jumped on the bandwagon. It's gone from quality to quantity.

Anyhow, time to leave before I get my head kicked in by a raging mob...

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Re: So that explains everything!

>It's gone from quality to quantity.

Just like the articles then. I think you might have stumbled upon El Reg's new motto.

Anyhow, time to leave before I get my head kicked in by a raging Lester...

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Re: Re: So that explains everything!

Ahem

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Re: So that explains everything!

oops! Ó+(

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Re: So that explains everything!

Aw, man, you guys sold out! I used to like you when you were cool, but now you're just a corporate shill. A tool of the Man, etc. etc.

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Well blended

The only way to get us into that many pools is to blend us all first into mush. Assuming we aren't blended and modelling us as a cylinder 50cm diameter and 1.776m high, I work that out as 1020.83 swimming pools.

(A cuboid would be a better model still but I've got work to do)

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>I work that out as 1020.83 swimming pools.

That looks like false precision to me, unless you have data on the volume of all Reg readers! Have you installed sensors in our bath tubs? Eureka! : D

False precision:

"A guide in the museum tells visitors that this dinosaur fossil is 200 million and 4 years old... when asked, he says "Well, when I started working here they told me it was 200 million years old, and I've been working here for four years..."

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Re: Well blended

I think I mentioned this in a reply to the original commentard post. However, they do mention the average volume of a reader, so that has, essentially been taken into effect. Except volume != actual volume in this case, given the general "blobby-ness" of the human shape.

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>Except volume != actual volume

Quite right, I mentioned 'Eureka' (finding volume through displacement, a la Archimedes), but that still wouldn't account for cavities such as the lungs, sinuses and the interiors of some commentards' skulls.

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Re: Well blended

Relevant XKCD:

http://what-if.xkcd.com/4/

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Re: Well blended

"You might notice that we’re ignoring the pockets of space between the moles. In a moment, you’ll see why."

(b)arf!

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If all Reg readers are together in 205 Olympic-sized swimming pools, I can only ask: "Where can I get 205 sharks with laser beams?"

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70kg is being kind??

70kg = 11 stone something-or-other, right? Way to make me feel depressed! Though at 6 feet tall, I'm hoping there's some wiggleroom there..

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Re: 70kg is being kind??

Don't worry, I'm under by enough for the rest of you to average 70.0000012kg

Happy to help.

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If all the fish caught in one year...

... were laid end to end across the dessert, the smell would be appalling!

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Re: If all the fish caught in one year...

I bet it would taste disgusting as well.

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Re: If all the fish caught in one year...

...not to the common Icelandic nose, I guess.

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Re: If all the fish caught in one year...

Yeah, I'd much prefer chocolate sauce or ice cream or something over my dessert.

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Jokkmokk?

Popn 2500 - only reason I know of it is because it's on the Kungsleden long distance path.

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"204.92 Olympic-sized swimming pools."

or 5 of Kim Dotcoms fridges

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Finally

My mind is at rest.......thanks!!

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Regarding the "liquid output"

doesn't that depend heavily on the liquid input?

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Massive Northern American readership

I beg to differ. While the average European weighs about 70kg this holds not true for the average Northern American. Add another 10kg for the 3m readers and you'd still be kind to the pizza-engorged sysadmins.

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Re: Massive Northern American readership

It does seem a bit on the low side, I think ICAO allow airlines to use an average of 80kg per passenger to avoid weighing everyone at check-in.

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