- Favourite Ride
- Indiana Jones Adventure
Dear God, what can't ultimately be linked back to theme parks? Could I edge us back to something resembling more serious conversation here please?
This, for me anyway, has to be post of the year so far!It was hard to get an overly accurate reading because:
A) BBC News kept changing the camera angle every few seconds or so, therefore I couldn’t maintain a fixed point for very long.
B) People moving in a free flow fashion are a lot more variable than theme park rides.
But I had a good crack!
I managed 6 readings, and across those 6 readings, the throughput averaged 1,524mph (mourners per hour), or a person roughly every 2.4 seconds on average.
If 20,000 people are in the queue, then the queue will be approximately 787 minutes long, or approximately 13h 7m long.
That is one long queue! They reckon it could hit 30 hours when she’s in London…
Pomp and ceremony aside, I think in the days of George VI there was a necessity to do this as TV was relatively scarce. In the days of 24/7 TV coverage and social media though, the benefits of doing it vs the absolute security nightmare it'd cause means travel by air is the far more sensible option.Shame she isn't coming south on the royal train as it would have allowed more people to pay their respects
Shame she isn't coming south on the royal train as it would have allowed more people to pay their respects
If they had a bit more time to prepare then they could have embalmed her like Vladimir Lenin who is still on display after 98 years. If you're interested in how that would work then have a look (and a laugh) at this:I was thinking something slightly morbid. Surely the casket (vault) has to be sealed. Not for 2000 years but for the time that she is lying in wait. It is a relatively warm climate and I guess they will want to offset decomposition for as long as possible for obvious reasons. Having a sealed casket where no oxygen can get to the body should help this, alongside stopping any potential unwanted smells.