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Puzzle ID:#45002
Fun:*** (2.29)
Difficulty:* (0.91)
Submitted By:sageowl3106Aus***!!!
Corrected By:AndrewWalker




The International Space Station is around 200 miles (320 km) away from earth, and sound travels around 720 mph (340 m/s). If a person on the Earth could yell loud enough, how long would it take for the sound to reach the ISS?

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Aug 06, 2009

cool teaser
Oct 30, 2009

Totally missed that

But -- If it could travel through space then the answer depends on where you are on Earth in relation to the Space Station ^^
Nov 05, 2009

good one. hadnt though about that lol.
Nov 22, 2009

Got it right away.
Very good teaser.
Jan 07, 2010

easy one
but fun
Apr 07, 2010

Much too easy but because it was about space I liked it!
Apr 15, 2010

The sound would Never leave earth. I imagined the person Standing on top of the Earth looking into space, yelling. Some imagination?
Mar 07, 2011

VERY EASY!! but its about space so

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