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This hole is spinning at the speed of light...
If Earth were compressed almost to a black hole, could Santa Claus visit every house in one night?
Quote from: Mr. Scientist on 30/12/2008 06:35:01This hole is spinning at the speed of light...That isn't so. The spin of a black hole is due to the spin of the star that originally formed the black hole - taking conservation of angular momentum into account. Anything falling into the black hole will, obviously, have a greater or lesser effect on the spin but not to the extent that the spin could be anywhere near the speed of light.Are you maybe getting confused between the speed of light and the event horizon being where the escape velocity equals the speed of light? They are very different things.
Santa dropped his presents off this year with a giant pair of tweasers. So maybe he squashes us to the black hole size, delivers the presents and then unsquashes us again. I've always wondered how he does it. Does anyone know how to get reindeer poop out of shag pile?
Well I never! I must say, I didn't realise they could spin that fast. I apologise unreservedly for my previous comment.
And reading you I have a distinct feeling you know 'your stuff'