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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted March 11, 2016 19:58      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Damn thats a long ways, lets just see:
A: 93000000 miles from Earth to Sun
B: 186000000 miles equals Earths Orbit Diameter
C: 584970000 miles equals the orbit Circumference
D: 40947900000 miles I have traveled in Seventy years this March 12 1946 not counting the cycloid effect going around the orbit 70% of 24000 miles.

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Icon 1 posted March 11, 2016 22:20      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
It's worse than you think (it always is).

The Solar System orbits the galaxy at 514,000 mph (4,505,724,000 miles/year) so you've travelled 315,400,680,000 miles around Galactic Central.

More if you count the corkskrew effect of Earth orbiting the sun.
Even more if you count the double-corkskrew effect of the earths rotation.

No wonder you're tired!
And dizzy. (or is that the whisky?)

Congratulations, hope you had a good one!

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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted March 12, 2016 10:41      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
First corkscrew calculation (cycloid of earth) about 18000 miles/day Time 365.25 days times 70 years. 460215000miles added to 40947900000=41408115000

No wonder I feel tired, No I did not add in the Suns motion to the final result.

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Icon 7 posted March 13, 2016 01:31      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Happy B-Day MoMan! [thumbsup]

May you have many trillions of miles more! [crazy]

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