Thanks for reading my post and providing an explanation, Alf.
I just assumed that the journey from Monsaic to Necrum took one day, because Abe's narrations says 'by lunch time' and 'by dinner time'. It never occured to me that they might have been on separate days.
Although it does seem strange to have a burial ground that far away. They'd have to save up the dead guys and bury them in a big bunch to make it worthwhile.
If Mudos is bigger than Earth, wouldn't it take longer for the planet to complete a full rotation? And if it is farther from the sun than Earth, wouldn't the rotations be even slower still? And wouldn't that make for more daylight hours?
Not necessarily so. I've not heard of any scientific reasoning linking a planet's size, rotation speed and distance from its sun, but I'm only 16 and not a scientist.
However, one Earth day is around 24 hours. Mercury is a planet far smaller than Earth, and yet it takes around 58 Earth days to complete one rotation! And Jupiter is far bigger than Earth, and yet it rotates much faster than Earth does. As far as I can see, size has no effect on a planet's rotation speed. Or distance from the sun, for that matter, looking again at Jupiter which is further away from Sol than Earth is.
I was about to say 'if it's further away from its sun than Earth is from Sol, why does it appear hotter, not colder, than Earth?' But then I realised that the sun could be bigger too. Can we therefore conclude that Oddworld's sun is a Blue Giant as opposed to a Yellow Dwarf (like Sol)?
But as for this whole 'Oddworld is 10 times bigger than Earth' thing... now that really got me thinking.
The way I see it, there are 3 ways in which Oddworld could be 10x bigger than Earth: diameter, volume or surface area. It cannot be all three. I did some calculations to work out what Oddworld would look like for each separate criterion, and here are my results:
(sorry about the poor quality of the jpg: my webspace had to compress it slightly, and that distorted the writing somewhat. The circles are also a little iffy, because I did them by hand with a pair of compasses, then I had to go over them freehand to make the scanner see them)
As you can see, there's quite a difference! Which one is it, I wonder?
I was quite baffled by how small the 'volume' one looked, but a little bit of common sense and basic maths skills made all clear:
I'm sorry if I came over as rude or in desparation to destroy all your explanations. I'm just being a typical primate and displaying my curiousity. Peace out.
I just remembered something Danny posted a long while ago. If Oddworld is 10x the size of Earth, then surely the gravity must be far stronger? It is an absolute law of physics that gravity is stronger depending on the size of the body.
And yet, things on Oddworld seem to fall far slower
than they would on Earth, while they should fall faster if we want to keep the laws of physics intact.
Is there something that cancels out the gravity, as Niteowl speculated? Could it be Spooce, perhaps?