Would a Japanese person who is capable of making 100 (perfect) Origami cranes in one hour be considered very skilled by average standards?
Reason: My character is supposed to be some sort of prodigy/contain nearly-above-humanly-possible-skills when it comes to building things, origami, carpentry, etc. However, as it takes me about a half hour to make one crane (that ends up looking like something else), I have no idea how long a skilled person would take to make just one.
EDIT: Okay! I think I got an idea now. Thanks to everyone that provided input. I really appreciate it!
So. i have combed Wikipedia, tried google, and harassed my theologically-gifted friend over this, but thus far, i have not had any luck.
I have a story set between 1720 and 1740 or so, set in norhtern Finland (which was under Swedish rule at the time). And, for the purposes of the story, I need to figure out something concerning the Lutheran sacraments at the time.
Was confession as an "Esteemed tradition" still present? As in, not an official sacrament but still something very much done?
ETA: also, what age was most common for confirmation?
I need a translation, if possible, of 'where's my neurologist?' to Polish. THe speaker is a male, 2nd gen Polish-American of lower class Polish ancestry, if that makes a difference. He's also slightly disoriented.
I need it w/o special characters, if possible, as I don't know how to make that work in an RTF file.
This is a first draft, so impefection is fine, if there's a moderatly decent translation program out there--that would be okay too.
ETA: Thanks! It's... "Gdzie jest mój neurolog?"
A quick one. If a character in medievil times was chained in a dungeon, what ways are there to escape without assistance?
Has ANYONE ever escaped chains/manacles before?
If you have a parachute, but nothing else, and you bail out of an aircraft over the sea, what is the maximum height you can fall from without dying either instantaneously or soon after? What sort of non-fatal injuries would you have suffered if you were rescued alive?
Okay, this is for a roleplaying character. I know the school district I started admitted all students born before a certain cutoff date to kindergarten, and shunted anyone born after that date to admission in the following year. I'm writing a character that was educated in a Catholic school somewhere in the San Francisco area -- he would ahev started school sometime in the early 1980's (his date of birth was August 24th, 1976). Since he was born in late August, and at least one school district I know of has its cutoff date around then, I wanted to see if anyone knew either way whether he would be one of the oldest kids in his classes or one of the youngest.
Also, if anyone knows, which schools in the University of California system (modern day) are known for having good history or classics programs? I might as well ask that while I'm here.