today i learned – weds 16th aug 2017

today is officially the best day in history – mah birthdayyy! 😏🎂 as such, i was thinking of trying to find something amazing and birthday based …

turns out, there aren’t any birthday facts that are actually that weird or interesting. so, instead of bday goodness, we’re going to have what i actually learned! not going to lie, it blew my mind a tad 💥

#tdil that if you drive straight upwards at 60mph, you’ll be in space in just one hour! 😱🚀that’s right, just one hour! basically, what have nasa been playing about at, making giant rockets?! all they need is a fiat punto and a big road that points straight upwards! #goingup 🚗

anyway, the science behind this mad fact was originally pointed out by astronomer fred hoyle. apparently the shortest distance to space is just 62 miles … so about the same as driving from leicester to bicester (if you’re a car person like me, that’ll be relatable 😂).

now, that may be all well and good – you might be able to get your little hatchback into space – but what about if you want to go drive about on another planet? well, providing you pick the moon #becauseclose 🌕 it’ll take you considerably longer 😳.

that’s because the moon is a whole 250,000 miles away … (only a short distance). wondering how long that mental journey would take you? according to fred, you’ll be embarking on an epic roadtrip that’ll take six months!

providing you take plenty of snacks, a few cans of monster energy, something to wee in and much oxygen … oh, and you have a vertical super long road … I imagine that it’d be a pretty awesome roadtrip 😬 i’m down, who’s with me??

pretty short one today but, you know, things to do! still darn amazing 😏 i think elon m needs to stop with his rocket program and needs to start adding space flight to his new tesla models 👍🏻

right, I got to go peeps! have a good day!! 😘

byeeeeeeeeee 🙌🏻 #tdil

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how mad?! who is coming on my mad roadtrip to the moon? in the meantime, whilst you decide, why don’t you go have a read of more blog posts? just go ->here<-

(amazingly, that picture of a rocket didn’t require any form of license! regardless, you can find it ->here<- … i wonder when nasa will stop wasting their time with actual rockets? 🤔 could just take their daily to space)

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