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Treeky111
11-22-2007, 11:49 AM
Do you believe in Santa? Dont ask me. Please answer the question.

Palkiaperson
11-22-2007, 01:48 PM
Of course I do. Even though I'm 13.

TheEvilDookie
11-22-2007, 01:54 PM
Ha, no. I see my parent put the presents there EVERY year.

pikahero2
11-22-2007, 02:10 PM
No....I dont even though I'm just 11

charmeleonblaze
11-22-2007, 02:19 PM
Once I got to be about 7 or 8, I realized that Santa was just something parents told to their kids to make them excited about Christmas. This doesn't mean you should tell little kids that their not real, because that could very well ruin their spirit, and it's still fun for them to belive in him.

CAPTAIN GLIGAR
11-22-2007, 02:25 PM
NO I do not, I stopped believing that a long time ago.
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Frozen_Mystic
11-22-2007, 02:43 PM
After I turned 10, logic just seriously made me doubt the possibilities of there being a real Santa. Then I asked my mom and she said no. Of course, I was lied to for my life, but still. So ya, 13 now, Santa is out of my imagination.

Llama Commando
11-22-2007, 02:54 PM
Santa's not real?!?!? NOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My life is ruined!! No, I know Santa isn't real, that was just a random response that would come from the average believer.

Moonlit Umbreon
11-22-2007, 02:55 PM
Lolololol no. >>'' I swear, if there was a fat dude that came into my house every Christmas, I would scream.

Frozen_Mystic
11-22-2007, 03:03 PM
Lolololol no. >>'' I swear, if there was a fat dude that came into my house every Christmas, I would scream.

Dude, you should see my bus driver >_>

Yeah, non Santa believer, woo.

Furyflame
11-22-2007, 03:04 PM
No :/

I really love posting this. Brings great laughs every year around this time. http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y109/Ultradyne/Pikachu%20Emotes/laugh.gif

Santa Claus:An Engineers Perspective


I. There are approximately two billion children (persons under 18) in the world. However, since Santa does not visit children of Muslim, Hindu, Jewish or Buddhist religions, this reduces the workload for Christmas night to 15% of the total, or 378 million (according to the Population Reference Bureau).

At an average (census) rate of 3.5 children per house hold, that comes to 108 million homes, presuming that there is at least one good child in each.

II. Santa has about 31 hours of Christmas to work with, thanks to the different time zones and the rotation of the earth, assuming he travels east to west (which seems logical). This works out to 967.7 visits per second. This is to say that for each Christian household with a good child, Santa has around 1/1000th of a second to park the sleigh, hop out, jump down the chimney, fill the stockings, distribute the remaining presents under the tree, eat whatever snacks have been left for him, get back up the chimney, jump into the sleigh and get on to the next house.

Assuming that each of these 108 million stops is evenly distributed around the earth (which, of course, we know to be false, but will accept for the purposes of our calculations), we are now talking about 0.78 miles per household; a total trip of 75.5 million miles, not counting bathroom stops or breaks. This means Santa's sleigh is moving at 650 miles per second --- 3,000 times the speed of sound. For purposes of comparison, the fastest man-made vehicle, the Ulysses space probe, moves at a poky 27.4 miles per second, and a conventional reindeer can run (at best) 15 miles per hour.

III. The payload of the sleigh adds another interesting element. Assuming that each child gets nothing more than a medium sized Lego set (two pounds), the sleigh is carrying over 500 thousand tons, not counting Santa himself. On land, a conventional reindeer can pull no more than 300 pounds. Even granting that the "flying" reindeer could pull ten times the normal amount, the job can't be done with eight or even nine of them--- Santa would need 360,000 of them. This increases the payload, not counting the weight of the sleigh, another 54,000 tons, or roughly seven times the weight of the Queen Elizabeth (the ship, not the monarch).

IV. 600,000 tons traveling at 650 miles per second creates enormous air resistance --- this would heat up the reindeer in the same fashion as a spacecraft re-entering the earth's atmosphere. The lead pair of reindeer would absorb 14.3 quintillion joules of energy per second each. In short, they would burst into flames almost instantaneously, exposing the reindeer behind them and creating deafening sonic booms in their wake.

The entire reindeer team would be vaporized within 4.26 thousandths of a second, or right about the time Santa reached the fifth house on his trip.

Not that it matters, however, since Santa, as a result of accelerating from a dead stop to 650 m.p.s. in .001 seconds, would be subjected to centrifugal forces of 17,500 g's. A 250 pound Santa (which seems ludicrously slim) would be pinned to the back of the sleigh by 4,315,015 pounds of force, instantly crushing his bones and organs and reducing him to a quivering blob of pink goo.

Therefore, if Santa did exist, he's dead now.

He's dead now. :D

Linoone
11-22-2007, 03:14 PM
No :/



He's dead now. :D

That is the perfect explanation.

Stardy
11-22-2007, 05:02 PM
I belive in Saint Nick =P

HorrorScope
11-22-2007, 05:08 PM
No.

I stopped believing ages ago.

Charbok
11-22-2007, 05:10 PM
I was wondering when we would see that "Engineer's Perspective" from Neo.
Every year...

Lord Celebi
11-22-2007, 05:21 PM
This is kind of a pointless thing to ask on a forum comprised of mostly teenagers... :rolleyes:

Linoone
11-22-2007, 05:22 PM
This is kind of a pointless thing to ask on a forum comprised of mostly teenagers... :rolleyes:

Some of us aren't teenagers. >.>

The_Seventieth_Evil
11-22-2007, 05:46 PM
I was about six or so taking the Greyhound bus to visit Granny for the holidays at the time.
We had stopped at a small town near the mountains. Near this large fenced in park was a
sleigh with two REAL reindeer. Fuzzy antlers and greyish and white bodied. The one on the left looked towards the bus, then resumed eating. And then we continued the trip to Granny's. So we were there for I while and I got this letter (you remember writing a letter/list and mailing it wherever it is you send it? this was the letter back.). In this letter, "Santa" quotes Blitzen as seeing me on the bus waving at (Blitzen) from the window.
A weird letter, and memory.

Dark Lightning
11-22-2007, 05:48 PM
No, no, no...
No. My parents told me so.

Master Aqua
11-22-2007, 05:49 PM
No i do not beilve in santa through there was a saint nicolas a long time ago who through time became know as santa calause and a childrens myth was formed .

Linoone
11-22-2007, 05:58 PM
A mod never made this poll. And Santa and St. Nick are the same people.

Lonsie
11-22-2007, 06:06 PM
He's dead now. :D

That post wins. ^^

Obviously, no.

Professor Geoffrey
11-22-2007, 06:07 PM
I'm doing believers a favor, and saying nothing.

Though, I believe there should...

SunshineWingull
11-22-2007, 09:11 PM
I was laughing SO hard when Neo Pikachu said Santa'd be a blob of pink goo and that the reindeer team would disintegrate at the 5th stop...


No, but it's fun to pretend to...

VP4L
11-22-2007, 09:23 PM
Hes REAl you just gotta believe in him and be a good little boy or girl for a whole year and he'll come and eat your milk and cookie then leave you a nice gift XD

SunshineWingull
11-22-2007, 09:28 PM
Hes REAl you just gotta believe in him and be a good little boy or girl for a whole year and he'll come and eat your milk and cookie then leave you a nice gift XD



...EAT YOUR MILK. Nice.

Callum
11-22-2007, 09:28 PM
Hell, who doesn't believe in Santa?! :tongue:

*Votes Yes

MagmarMan
11-23-2007, 12:25 AM
I haven't for a while but I still like to think that there's a chance...:wink:

Stubby Boardman
11-23-2007, 12:55 PM
im going w/i dont know to be a the safe side

Ataro
11-23-2007, 03:42 PM
Its sad to say, but I have to say no. I once watched a show where a Santa arrived in a town, and blah blah blah, but the main point was the reindeer pulley thing only works when people believes in Santa, sort of. Meh, but I still don't believe.

There haven't been any scientific or logical reasoning to prove it. :(

Team Pokemon
11-23-2007, 04:35 PM
I don't, but I wish Santa existed.

Eun Min
11-23-2007, 07:11 PM
I don't believe in Santa at all. I think parents long ago made that up so their kids would try to be good all year long. So now people actually think there IS such person as Santa. What I think is that almost everyone has a Santa like personality because we give gifts to our family, friends and reletives.

JentleViolence
11-24-2007, 12:38 AM
im going w/i dont know to be a the safe side

You can be honest. There are a few people here who do believe in this fat man called "Santa." Lol, that description reminds me of my band teacher. xD

I don't believe in him. Last year, I believed in him kinda, this year, I don't think he's real at all. However, I will laugh when one of my presents will be signed by "Santa". Oh mother, the joys you can bring.

Leman
11-24-2007, 12:41 AM
No. I'm not Christian.

sir_Aaron
11-24-2007, 12:53 AM
...

You don't have to be Christian to believe in Santa...

SunshineWingull
11-24-2007, 02:49 PM
You can be honest. There are a few people here who do believe in this fat man called "Santa." Lol, that description reminds me of my band teacher. xD

I don't believe in him. Last year, I believed in him kinda, this year, I don't think he's real at all. However, I will laugh when one of my presents will be signed by "Santa". Oh mother, the joys you can bring.



My band teacher shaved his mustache. It makes him look horrible without it... :goofy:

Spinner
11-25-2007, 09:24 PM
Ermmm... no. No, I don't believe in santa. Although, when I was told that he didn't exist, I apparently got rather (ahem) "emotional" about it...:redface:

Ranma
11-25-2007, 10:42 PM
Nope, not one bit :P

Shozuka
11-25-2007, 10:59 PM
No, but when my four year old cousins are over on Christmas Eve, I play along with it. Now my cousins are seven and five so they might not believe in him anymore. I'm going to ask the seven year old one that because by then they should know that it's impossible for Santa to exist.

General Dunsparce
11-25-2007, 11:08 PM
I did, but now I don't in 5th grade I learned the truth. But I was pretty sure by my 7th B-day that he was my parents...its no fair we made cookies all night and I never got one while they had the whole dang thing! and whos Santa?

LS
11-25-2007, 11:12 PM
Omg.. Santa Is My Uncle How Could You Be So Mean? D:

General Dunsparce
11-25-2007, 11:23 PM
I'm sorry I just never see him....And why does santa give COKE to that poor little polar bear?! Who knows what could happen...

Clutch
11-26-2007, 03:10 AM
It was so fun when I did believe in him. Putting the letter in the mailbox. Telling him I've been a good boy all year. My dad "talking to him" on the phone. Sadly, I just had to ask my parents in when I hit the double-digits, (when I hit 10 years old), to make sure. They told me "no", and since then, Christmas has never been the same.

Maybe they told me no as a trick, and he is real! :'O

Espeon EX
11-26-2007, 03:17 AM
I believed in him when i was younger (maybe 10 and below), but then I just realized that my parents were probably the ones who give me money when I loose a tooth, so I was thinking that my parents are the ones who give me presents...:susp: I'm just gonna say no.


EDIT-Sorry if this comment may have ruined your Christmas's.

Treeky111
11-26-2007, 10:55 AM
O my god i'm glad I made this thread.

TeirusuFX
11-26-2007, 07:31 PM
You expect me to go to the North Pole, find a house in the middle of nowhere, and see a fat man with a white beard and elves and say that is Santa...

I'll do it for 50 grand

Just kidding!

No, I don't believe

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Eeveedude
11-26-2007, 10:12 PM
I stopped believing when i was like 7 [which was the year i a gamboy advance (they were new)] seems like such a long time ago...

Larvinator
11-26-2007, 10:15 PM
My patents eventually fessed up to being Santa. =/

Rizaado
11-29-2007, 04:15 AM
You guys don't believe in my daddy??? This is outrageous!
Lol, no.

-Smoo-
11-29-2007, 08:30 PM
He got shot down and eaten over france.Then he was replaced with a ditto, stantler and deliberds as elves.

I know he doesnt exist, I havnt managed to see my parents put the presents down cause they wait on purpose till im asleep. Once (last year) i didnt get to sleep till half one in the morning.

Lord94
11-29-2007, 09:20 PM
If I was a lawyer Santa would be doing a couple of limetimes for breaking and entering.

eb90
11-29-2007, 09:20 PM
No, because we're usually up till 8 n the morning party-ing anyways. And santa hasn't come in ever!

karmachameleon
11-30-2007, 03:08 AM
Of course Santa is real.

Shadow Eevee
12-03-2007, 12:56 AM
Some of us aren't teenagers. >.>
Then why would they be on? [/HYPOCRITACAL]
I think parents long ago made that up so their kids would try to be good all year long.
Not all kids act good, even with the image of Santa in their heads.


I doubt that he would exsist, because of what Neo said, and Black Friday. Why would we be going from store to store if we would just have to give 10 % of our money to charity, then get the iPhones we always wanted?

Treeky111
12-03-2007, 08:10 PM
Wow. This thread is getting a lot of votes.

earth_type_rule
12-04-2007, 07:11 AM
Ofcourse :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: .... Not:susp:

Ketamine
12-04-2007, 07:31 AM
Rofl no,

I don't even think that I believed in Santa even when I was little =/.

Treeky111
12-04-2007, 10:49 PM
Ofcourse :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: .... Not:susp:

You've been here awhile and i would expect you would be smart in following the rules. THE FOUR WORD RULE DUDE!

Nitro
12-05-2007, 01:54 AM
I don't think I've ever believed in him in my entire life, even as a toddler.

Diesel 34
12-05-2007, 01:56 AM
Heck yeah. Santa does exist in many ways that go beyond presents and all that.

Lady Dragon
12-05-2007, 01:58 AM
My mom says that her and my dad our Santa's little helper's. When they put the presents under the tree and I see them thats what they say. So I walk away.

Snow Fairy Sugar
12-05-2007, 05:27 AM
I used to believe in Santa, but I stopped believing in him when I started growing older. Or maybe it was because I realized that there was no chimney in our house he could come down through.

Treeky111
12-06-2007, 11:30 AM
Wow. Look at the fraction of people who dont believe in santa. Might as well sticky it. Jk.

Sauske8x
12-09-2007, 01:40 AM
Are You Suggesting He Isnt Real!?!?!?!?!?!?

SolToneKing
12-10-2007, 02:12 AM
Ok no offense to you Cathliocs and Christians I do not believe in your so called "Santa Claus" I'm Jew and proud to be one

Treeky111
12-17-2007, 11:02 PM
We really dont care about religeons. The question is: Do YOU believe in Santa? Not: Are YOU a jew, cathlic, or christian?

Carcass
12-18-2007, 01:51 AM
No, I don't believe a fat man who lives at the north pole, has the power to produce brand name toys without getting sued, can fly around the world in one night, and can fit down the chimney with a big bag of toys without the unpaid elves going on strike. There. I'm done party pooping.

Redlark
12-18-2007, 02:52 AM
I stopped believing when I was about 3 years old... :neutral:

Sure, he was a real person and achieved sainthood; so in a sense, yeah, I believe in St. Nicolas, but the fat man in the red suit?... sadly the answer is, no... I respect people that believe in Santa, though.

ronjocox
12-18-2007, 02:53 AM
I believe in Santa. You guys had to ruin this Christmas for me. =(

L is Real 2041
12-18-2007, 09:25 PM
my mom already told me in 5th grade.........but not my bro. he still believes.:wink:

RonRaygunX3
12-18-2007, 09:29 PM
This thread makes me sad.

Imagine how much kids Christmas's could have been ruined by all you peoples saying Santa isn't real.

Shozuka
12-18-2007, 11:20 PM
It's okay, ronjocox. He's real not

There's actually a site that "tracks" where Santa is on Christmas Eve. It was hilarious when my cousins and me were running around the house at 10:30 at night screaming "Santa's in Peru!!!"

ronjocox
12-18-2007, 11:22 PM
It's okay, ronjocox. He's real not

There's actually a site that "tracks" where Santa is on Christmas Eve. It was hilarious when my cousins and me were running around the house at 10:30 at night screaming "Santa's in Peru!!!"
I really did beleive in santa until a week ago. :(

Shozuka
12-18-2007, 11:24 PM
Hehe, lol, whatever, kid. It's weird that there are some eighth graders I know that still believe in Santa. XD

Dancing Mad
12-19-2007, 12:04 AM
I used too. But then....

I found out it was just my parents when I was about 8

pokemaster1111
12-19-2007, 12:44 AM
I believe in Santa. You guys had to ruin this Christmas for me. =(
I blame Bush xD
This thread makes me sad.

Imagine how much kids Christmas's could have been ruined by all you peoples saying Santa isn't real.



It does ruin things for others who really do believe santa is real.

On topic:I used to believe in him, until 4th grade when my dreams were ruined when my parent said he wasn't real :O

-Alonzo

Mr M
12-19-2007, 04:43 AM
No I really don't believe in Santa. Lol!

Iridium
12-19-2007, 08:21 AM
Nah, I don't, I came to know this when I was like, 9.

Btw, do you think anyone will vote yes, after reading this thread? :P

Redlark
12-19-2007, 08:26 AM
I hope they do--even though it's not logical and realistic--i hope there'd still be somebody that would vote yes... or it just proves how easy it is for an individual to be swayed by the masses... :sad:

104
12-19-2007, 08:31 AM
used to but not any more

Iridium
12-19-2007, 08:34 AM
I hope they do--even though it's not logical and realistic--i hope there'd still be somebody that would vote yes... or it just proves how easy it is for an individual to be swayed by the masses... :sad:

Indeed there are many who voted yes, go check out the results.

Redlark
12-19-2007, 08:37 AM
Indeed there are many who voted yes, go check out the results.

The percentage went down since yesterday, though

Sith Lord
02-08-2008, 11:33 PM
no santa is not real

Linoone
02-08-2008, 11:34 PM
This thread was more than a month old. Please do not revive it. >:l
Read the rules please.

Sith Lord
02-09-2008, 01:36 AM
no santa is not reeaaalll

bobtail
02-16-2008, 02:19 PM
no i don't believe in him

alexkiddinmiracleworld
02-16-2008, 02:33 PM
Of course
I'm 20

evil raquaza
02-16-2008, 08:42 PM
oh crud!
santa doesnt exist?!?!?
thank you for killing my childhood.

Dragonair_blizzard
02-17-2008, 01:28 AM
I don't believe in Santa. I don't even believe in the 'Tooth Fairy' cause my parents never even said Santa of the Fairy was real and I never got money for losing a tooth.