Hello! I have a character, set in modern times, who currently requires transport by boat around the North Sea, which is the body of water east of Great Britain and west of Denmark. Unfortunately, none of the sites I've searched have given me travel times; I need to know how long it would take him to get from Scotland to the port of Thyboron in Denmark (and yes, I know the name is changing this year). Does anyone have any idea how long travel usually takes here? Approximation is fine; from England to Sweden or the Shetland Islands to Germany could be close enough for this! Can anyone help?
Edit: The type of ship itself isn't as important, as it's going to vary; we're talking likely cargo vessels, independently owned, probably in the range of 20,000-28,000 deadweight tonnage.
After suffering damage to one side of the brain as the result of a blow to the head, can a person not only suffer difficulties moving an entire side of the body but have it be particularly hard to move selective areas, specifically the hand and foot? Would any muscles realistically tend to be more or less easy to control?
I couldn't find anything about this (or even really about healing time in general) on wikipedia and I didn't have time to do a full out google search (and wasn't sure what to type in the search field), so I thought I'd come here. Hopefully I followed the rules...lol
For a compound fracture, how far into the healing process would the doctor remove the screw? (And right now, I'm working on the assumption that the compound fracture would take 5 months to heal, so if that is also inacurate, please correct me.)
It's set in Canada in the 80's if that makes a difference.
Also, the character smokes. I did come across one thing in my searches that said that nicotine can delay the healing time, so if that's true, please take that into account.
Thanks in advance.
Hey folks. I want to get some impressions of political canvassing in U.S. cities.
I understand from The Great Wiki that it's commonplace for political parties to canvass ahead of elections, including by calling door-to-door (field canvassing). What I can't quite work out is whether this is limited to smaller towns, or extends to urban metropolitan areas. My specific scenario involves a couple in an apartment in New York (in 1998). They live in a walk-up, in the kind of area where students and twenty-somethings on fairly modest incomes would live - far from full-on ghetto, but not upmarket either. Is it plausible that political party supporters might call at their door to get out the vote for an election (to the Senate)? What other kinds of election canvassing might they experience? I gather that many people receive automated phonecalls. Are those just recordings? During those calls, do you get any opportunity/are you obliged to speak to a real person? Would real-person calling sometimes be substituted for automated messages?
Many thanks for your help.