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Old 08-09-2013, 08:57 AM   #3898
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Originally Posted by Moronic View Post
Okay, let's see how this works.

In 100 seconds, my moped travels one mile: its speed is 36 miles per hour.

In 1 second, your intercontinental missile travels one mile: its speed is 3600 miles per hour.

So, the ICBM is 99 per cent faster than the moped. Right?

It's okay, we know you were just winding us up.

The arithmetic has been canvassed thoroughly in comments on Kropotkin's story, here.

And as usual, he had it right all along.

This is a very long break between races, obviously.
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