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Originally posted by tjack
I enjoyed the water-sphere thread so much, I decided to run the math to see how big of a meatball we could make with all of us, and the result is quite surprising.
The numbers I used:
density of ground human = 950kg/m^3 (assumed same as ground beef)
average mass of adult human = 54kg (picked the low-end since we're not all adults. The average mass of "all humans" would undoubtedly be somewhat lower, so I'm fudging on the high side)
number of people = 7,016,000,000
We would make a 913m diameter meatball. Somewhat less than a kilometer.
I double-checked my math with Solidworks by constructing a sphere and measuring it's volume, so I know it's right.
Here's a picture of us all, call it a human family portrait, visiting Washington DC.
Surprisingly small we all are, aren't we?
edit on 27-5-2012 by tjack because: the pic was obnoxiously large
Originally posted by ressiv
wasend it Archie Bunker calling us meatballs? wowww ....a man with vision... :-)
Stuart Charles Alexander (March 22, 1961 – December 27, 2005) was a businessman and inheritor of the Santos Linguisa Sausage Factory, which was founded by a late great aunt, Pia Santos and her husband Antonio in San Leandro, California in 1921. Alexander was convicted in 2004 of the murder of three state and USDA meat compliance officials in 2000.
Originally posted by tjack
Originally posted by studio500
I have to admit, math and I don't mix at all.
But if all that mince was squased down into a giant say 6ft high burger, I wonder what it's diameter would be?
The human burger ...............
A tad over 16.5 kilometers.
If you mashed it down in Queens, NY it would look like this:
I bow to your superior knowledge
Cannibal Chef Settles for Human Meatballs
You'd think a professional chef who is also a cannibal would be into some ambitious human meat food, right? Nope! A 21-year-old Russian cook and (now-jailed) cannibal settled for some boring old meatballs and sausages.
According to RIA Novosti, the guy found his victim on a "gay website" (his opening line was, we hope, "looking to eat your meatballs and sausage"), and then stabbed him to death before butchering him and preparing the dishes. While we would have liked to see something experimental—sous-vide people flesh, say—sausages and meatballs are certainly more versatile. And, before the stupid police got involved, you could have made them yourself at home!
If that weren't wicked enough, the 21-year-old cannibal, a chef in the Arctic city of Murmansk, made sick videos of himself turning his victim's flesh into meals and then posted them online, the Daily Mail reported. Source
Originally posted by v1rtu0s0
I would be curious to see how other "balls" looks like.
For instance, what would the misquito ball look like? How about a bacteria (prolific species) look like? How about tree ball, a plankton ball, or a virus ball?