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YORE MAs pub quizz thread [NO CHAT!]

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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 90,877 Mod ✭✭✭✭Capt'n Midnight


    What is the fastest speed an Irish locomotive has gone ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,079 ✭✭✭Mr.Applepie


    Can you clarify

    a) the fastest Irish built locomotive
    b) the fastest speed a loco has gone in the republic of Ireland?

    I don't know the answer either way but it'll help narrow down my google search


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 90,877 Mod ✭✭✭✭Capt'n Midnight


    Google ?
    in a pub quiz :rolleyes:


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,831 ✭✭✭Slow Motion


    Google = Cheating! Tut, tut!


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,079 ✭✭✭Mr.Applepie


    Google = Cheating! Tut, tut!

    Cheating is such a harsh word. I prefer educating myself


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,633 ✭✭✭✭OldGoat


    Google = Cheating! Tut, tut!
    Google = CONFIRMING the right answer! :)

    I'm older than Minecraft goats.



  • Registered Users Posts: 17,324 ✭✭✭✭Cathmandooo


    Ok I'll take a stab at a guess - eh 180 km/h


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 90,877 Mod ✭✭✭✭Capt'n Midnight


    Higher !


  • Registered Users Posts: 907 ✭✭✭Rashers


    What is the fastest speed an Irish locomotive has gone ?

    Depends on the mode of transport used to carry it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 79 ✭✭rojerdandry


    Is the Grandfather Rule allowed?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,633 ✭✭✭✭OldGoat


    Only if your grandfather is still in University or else we may have to strip you of your title.

    181 kph?

    I'm older than Minecraft goats.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,079 ✭✭✭Mr.Applepie


    205KPH


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 90,877 Mod ✭✭✭✭Capt'n Midnight


    Nope


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,869 ✭✭✭trellheim


    whatever speed the antonov was doing


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 90,877 Mod ✭✭✭✭Capt'n Midnight


    trellheim wrote: »
    whatever speed the antonov was doing
    cruising speed around 800-850 Km/hr

    This means Locomotive 201 Abhainn na Sionnainne is AFAIK the worlds fastest locomotive by a wide margin :)


    your question


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,473 ✭✭✭robtri


    cruising speed around 800-850 Km/hr

    your question

    sorry cruising speed around 800- -850 KM/hr....

    thats strange when the top speed is 164Km/hr
    it still is the fastest in Ireland ..... but nowhere near your speeds at all..


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 90,877 Mod ✭✭✭✭Capt'n Midnight


    locomotive.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 79 ✭✭rojerdandry


    The Earth rotates in about 24 hours. Therefore, if you were to hang above the surface of the Earth at the equator without moving, you would see 25,000 miles pass by in 24 hours, at a speed of 25000/24 or just over 1000 miles per hour.
    Earth is also moving around the Sun at about 67,000 miles per hour.
    Therefore my Tomy Train is a contender.
    Perhaps the question could include 'under its own steam'?


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,633 ✭✭✭✭OldGoat


    The Earth rotates in about 24 hours. Therefore, if you were to hang above the surface of the Earth at the equator without moving, you would see 25,000 miles pass by in 24 hours, at a speed of 25000/24 or just over 1000 miles per hour.
    Earth is also moving around the Sun at about 67,000 miles per hour.
    Therefore my Tomy Train is a contender.
    Perhaps the question could include 'under its own steam'?

    Putting the train track to the open window, winding up the Tomy Train and factoring in the rate of acceleration due to gravity of 9.8m/s^2...:)

    I'm older than Minecraft goats.



  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 90,877 Mod ✭✭✭✭Capt'n Midnight


    The Earth rotates in about 24 hours. Therefore, if you were to hang above the surface of the Earth at the equator without moving, you would see 25,000 miles pass by in 24 hours, at a speed of 25000/24 or just over 1000 miles per hour.
    Earth is also moving around the Sun at about 67,000 miles per hour.
    Therefore my Tomy Train is a contender.
    Perhaps the question could include 'under its own steam'?
    You are not at the equator so won't see 1000mph.

    Learn about vector addition, you can't use linear addition for speeds in different directions.

    You haven't taken the Galactic rotation or the Hubble expansion into account. ;)

    'under its own steam' :rolleyes:, The locomotive in question is diesel-electric.
    The difference in velocity between it and your Tomy (how old are you ?) is still going to be at least 800Kmph

    Perhaps the question could include I don't do google friendly questions. :p


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,473 ✭✭✭robtri


    'under its own steam' :rolleyes:, The locomotive in question is diesel-electric.
    The difference in velocity between it and your Tomy (how old are you ?) is still going to be at least 800Kmph

    ok, can you please please tell me where you are getting this magical figure of 800KMPH... thats the second time you mentioned it....
    ehhh how old are you??? to believe that a train in ireland goes at 800kmph....


  • Registered Users Posts: 871 ✭✭✭gerry87


    robtri wrote: »
    ok, can you please please tell me where you are getting this magical figure of 800KMPH... thats the second time you mentioned it....
    ehhh how old are you??? to believe that a train in ireland goes at 800kmph....

    you put the train in the plane, and mix them both together, put the plane in the train... makes you feel better!


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,633 ✭✭✭✭OldGoat


    New question please. :)

    I'm older than Minecraft goats.



  • Registered Users Posts: 12,633 ✭✭✭✭OldGoat


    Ho hummmm

    What is the only word (AFAIK) in english ending with the letters 'm' and 't'?

    I'm older than Minecraft goats.



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,101 ✭✭✭NUTZZ


    OldGoat wrote: »
    Ho hummmm

    What is the only word (AFAIK) in english ending with the letters 'm' and 't'?

    Dreamt

    What country has the largest coastline?


  • Registered Users Posts: 475 ✭✭Richie15


    NUTZZ wrote: »
    What country has the largest coastline?
    Canada?


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 90,877 Mod ✭✭✭✭Capt'n Midnight


    dang, better say Russia then


  • Registered Users Posts: 79 ✭✭rojerdandry


    It's Canada by a gajillion miles so ask your question...


  • Registered Users Posts: 79 ✭✭rojerdandry


    I used to play for Barcelona, as did my brother and we have both represented Spain at international level. My brother is one inch smaller than me. Who am I?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,473 ✭✭✭robtri


    I used to play for Barcelona, as did my brother and we have both represented Spain at international level. My brother is one inch smaller than me. Who am I?

    ehh your rojerdandry.... or so your avatar says

    feck football.... I have no idea..


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