# Thread: Circles have 360.2 degrees!

1. ## Circles have 360.2 degrees!

I think its time for the mathematicians' well kept secret to be given out. I think it's only fair for today's heros to know the truth, because it does matter. Circles do, in fact, have 360.2º, and not 360º. Generally, and naturally, you'd say, what's the difference. It's .2, so who cares? That's exactly why we are taught in school to only use 360º. It's "easier", but not correct. We discovered this difference when playing with a bouncy ball in a 360º circle. We noticed as time went by the bouncy ball would eventually derail from the typical mathematic pattern and would end up with unpredictable bouncing habits. This has come to be known as "The hidden .2". So what is the point of this with WoW? I'll tell you. There is a prophecy. One day a circular map of the world will be revealed and the "chosen one" will have to travel to the 360º spot on the map's circumference. On such a small scale of something so big, .2 is actually a rather large offset, and without this knowledge the chosen one will overshoot his destiny believing that the 360.2º mark is actually the 360º point.

I hope this helps, good hunting!

Been there.

3. ## Re: Circles have 360.2 degrees!

It's Christmas Break FFS. Wait until January to fill my head with Geometry shit.

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If this is true...does that mean there's an extra 3 feet in a furlong now as well?

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Originally Posted by Croc_Huntard
It's Christmas Break FFS. Wait until January to fill my head with Geometry shit.
Will the prophecy wait until after your break if you're the chosen one? I think not...

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So.....what does this have to do with WoW?

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Originally Posted by Primaryjane
So.....what does this have to do with WoW?
Wow way to read... The prophecy is of a WoW hero. They will have to go to the 360º of a 360.2º circle map to meet their destiny.

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What do you do when you see a Xbox 360? You turn 360.2 durr

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lemme guess, you just made this prophecy up?

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Wow way to read... The prophecy is of a WoW hero. They will have to go to the 360º of a 360.2º circle map to meet their destiny.
Do circles have tops?

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Originally Posted by Moaradin
What do you do when you see a Xbox 360? You turn 360.2 durr
Actually as the "joke goes" you turn 360º and walk away, it isnt a joke, its just what you do, if you turn 360.2º you're just walking back into the XBox, so don't do that.

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Originally Posted by Moaradin
What do you do when you see a Xbox 360? You turn 360.2 durr
u die, math is irrelivent

13. ## Re: Circles have 360.2 degrees!

Originally Posted by HardlyWaken
Wow way to read... The prophecy is of a WoW hero. They will have to go to the 360º of a 360.2º circle map to meet their destiny.
Sorry, I was under the impression that prophecy wasn't just a WoW term. My bad.

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Originally Posted by lolugotowned
lemme guess, you just made this prophecy up?
No it's written in the finest handwriting of an ancient God, where every O has 360.2º in it. Do a little research on the 360.2 Prophecy, sir.

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When I searched for "360.2 Prophecy" the only relevant search result was this thread...what are you smoking? I want some!

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Originally Posted by Primaryjane
When I searched for "360.2 Prophecy" the only relevant search result was this thread...
Like I said, the 360.2º circle information is relatively new, its still being tested further, they think there are numbers after the 2, but the prophecy has been around for ever, there was just no mathematical proof before.

17. ## Re: Circles have 360.2 degrees!

Well I don't know about that, but did you know how much time it takes for the Earth to rotate once on its axis?

23 Hours 56 Minutes and 4.1 Seconds.

Yep.

The thing is, the Earth is moving through space in orbit around the Sun along an elliptical path. Consequently, the Earth has to spin a little bit farther than one rotation in order for the same longitude to be oriented directly at the Sun day to day. The time required for that to happen makes up the difference on the clock.

The point being, for those that just thought "24 hours" at first, is that it's a trick question. One day isn't quite the same thing as one full rotation of the Earth. If our clocks were perfectly synchronized with the Earth's actual rotation time, then daylight would continually slip along the hours. Six months from the Sun being highest at noon, it would be highest at midnight.

Funky, huh?

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Unless there is a wall behind the Xbox 360.2 then you'd still be walking away from it kthnx.

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Originally Posted by simbuk
Well I don't know about that, but did you know how much time it takes for the Earth to rotate once on its axis?

23 Hours 56 Minutes and 4.1 Seconds.

Yep.

The thing is, the Earth is moving through space in orbit around the Sun along an elliptical path. Consequently, the Earth has to spin a little bit farther than one rotation in order for the same longitude to be oriented directly at the Sun the following day. The time required for that to happen makes up the difference on the clock.

The point being, for those that just thought "24 hours" at first, is that it's a trick question. One day isn't quite the same thing as one full rotation of the Earth. If our clocks were perfectly synchronized with the Earth's actual rotation time, then daylight would continually slip along the hours. Six months from the Sun being highest at noon, it would be highest at midnight.

Funky, huh?
This was actually mathematically "figured out" with the 360.2º circle breakthrough, but I don't have the massive equation, it wasn't as simple as it sounded. It blew my mind when I first saw it.

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Originally Posted by HardlyWaken
This was actually mathematically "figured out" with the 360.2º circle breakthrough, but I don't have the massive equation, it wasn't as simple as it sounded. It blew my mind when I first saw it.

I'm curious, where can I find this information - A brief Google search came up with no results, Except for this page of course. And Wikipedia doesn't have anything either

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