Random Fact

If you were to hop in your car and drive at 65 mph to Proxima Centauri, the next star nearest to the sun, it would take over 43 million years. And I'm pretty sure there aren't any restroom facilities between here and there anyway.

Thanks to Jer for correcting my terrible, terrible math. Maybe 43 million years would give me enough time to master simple division.

3 comments:

Jer said...

You suck at math.
5.87796 e12 miles per lightyear
x 4.2 lightyears=2.46902e13 miles away
/65mph = 3.7985e11 hours away
/8760 hours/year = 43.3 million years to travel.

Jer said...

Spreadsheets are fun.
I typically drive at 80mph. They say speeding doesn't really save you any time, but I'd get there in 35 million years, almost 10 million before you.

Joel said...

This is post #666, by the way, if anyone out there is into that sort of thing.