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    Default Useless Stats: Got Any?

    I'll start off:

    PUTTING A PRICE TAG ON INJURY

    $1.12 million: The average cost of a motor vehicle death

    $45,500: The average cost of a non-fatal disabling injury suffered in a motor vehicle crash

    $8,200: The average property damage associated with a motor vehicle crash


    Source: National Safety Council, "Estimating the Costs of Unintentional Injuries, 2003"
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    Did you know that 57% of all stats are made up on the spot?
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    One Top Fuel dragster 500 cubic inch Hemi engine makes more horsepower than the first 4 rows at the Daytona 500.

    Under full throttle, a dragster engine consumes 1-1/2 gallons of nitromethane per second; a fully loaded 747 consumes jet fuel at the same rate with 25% less energy being produced..

    A stock Dodge Hemi V8 engine cannot produce enough power to drive the dragster supercharger.

    With 3000 CFM of air being rammed in by the supercharger on overdrive, the fuel mixture is compressed into a near-solid form before ignition. Cylinders run on the verge of hydraulic lock at full throttle.

    At the stoichiometric (stoichiometry: methodology and technology by which quantities of reactants and products in chemical reactions are determined) 1.7:1 air/fuel mixture for nitromethane the flame front temperature measures 7050 degrees F.

    Nitromethane burns yellow. The spectacular white flame seen above the stacks at night is raw burning hydrogen, dissociated from atmospheric water vapor by the searing exhaust gases..

    Dual magnetos supply 44 amps to each spark plug. This is the output of an arc welder in each cylinder.

    Spark plug electrodes are totally consumed during a pass. After a run, the engine is dieseling from compression plus the glow of exhaust valves at 1400 degrees F. The engine can only be shut down by cutting the fuel flow.

    If spark momentarily fails early in the run, unburned nitro builds up in the affected cylinders and then explodes with sufficient force to blow cylinder heads off the block in pieces or split the block in half.

    In order to exceed 300 mph in 4.5 seconds dragsters must accelerate an average of over 4G's. In order to reach 200 mph well before half-track, the launch acceleration approaches 8G's.

    Dragsters reach over 300 miles per hour before you have completed reading this sentence.

    Top Fuel Engines turn approximately 540 revolutions from light to light!

    Including the burnout the engine must only survive 900 revolutions under load.

    The redline is actually quite high at 9500rpm.

    The Bottom Line; Assuming all the equipment is paid off, the crew worked for free, and for once NOTHING BLOWS UP, each run costs an estimated $1,000.00 per second.
    The current Top Fuel dragster elapsed time record is 4.441 seconds for the quarter mile (10/05/03, Tony Schumacher). The top speed record is 333.00 mph. (533 km/h) as measured over the last 66' of the run (09/28/03 Doug Kalitta).

    Putting all of this into perspective: You are driving the average $140,000 Lingenfelter "twin-turbo" powered Corvette Z06. Over a mile up the road, a Top Fuel dragster is staged and ready to launch down a quarter mile strip as you pass. You have the advantage of a flying start. You run the 'Vette hard up through the gears and blast across the starting line and past the dragster at an honest 200 mph. The 'tree' goes green for both of you at that moment.

    The dragster launches and starts after you. You keep your foot down hard, but you hear an incredibly brutal whine that sears your eardrums and within 3 seconds the dragster catches and passes you. He beats you to the finish line, a quarter mile away from where you just passed him. Think about it, from a standing start, the dragster had spotted you 200 mph and not only caught, but nearly blasted you off the road when he passed you within a mere 1320 foot long race course.

    That folks, is acceleration

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    I wanna know how much that survey of how much car accidents cost , cost.

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    4/3 of people have problems with fractions.

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    69% of people pee in the shower........
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    Quote Originally Posted by firenresq77
    69% of people pee in the shower........
    A quote from the late great Rodney Dangerfield....

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    racecar is spelled the same forwards and backwards....so is madam i'm adam

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    Parents walk in at the wrong time, 100% of the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by firenresq77
    69% of people pee in the shower........
    77, you better make that 70%. LOL
    There goes the neighborhood.

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    [QUOTE=MalahatTwo7]I'll start off:



    $1.12 million: The average cost of a motor vehicle death

    $45,500: The average cost of a non-fatal disabling injury suffered in a motor vehicle crash

    $8,200: The average property damage associated with a motor vehicle crash


    Having all this useless info at your finger tips, PRICELESS
    There goes the neighborhood.

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    I just want to know when 5 out of 5 dentists, agree on something.

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    Hell, I want to know when 5 out of 5 forum members agree on something.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Plattsfire2
    Hell, I want to know when 5 out of 5 forum members agree on something.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MalahatTwo7
    I'll start off:


    $8,200: The average property damage associated with a motor vehicle crash


    Source: National Safety Council, "Estimating the Costs of Unintentional Injuries, 2003"

    DAMN I hope not, since I just had a fender bender yesterday.

    Goin' in for damage assessment next week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by firenresq77
    69% of people pee in the shower........
    Do you?
    To the world you might be one person, but to one person you just might be the world.

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    Talking And........................

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    Quote Originally Posted by PFire23
    Do you?
    Only 1 way to find out!!!
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    Most of us know this is useless, but keep doing it anyway.
    There goes the neighborhood.

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    Talking Huh?................

    Hey! Watch that "Most" term. You should have said 67% This IS a Numbers Thread??
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