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Units of measurement

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:34 am
by Big Arnold
Lewis Bertram stacked up 2,500 tons worth of mattresses - the same as more than 350 elephants - in his two units because he was experiencing 'absolute hell' with a troublesome family member


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z4trWp27yb" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: Units of measurement

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:38 am
by Daley Mayle
Liquid - Olympic sized swimming pools
Height - Nelson's column/London Routemaster bus
Land area - (As a fraction of) Wales

Re: Units of measurement

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:01 am
by Bones McCoy
Arnold wrote:
Lewis Bertram stacked up 2,500 tons worth of mattresses - the same as more than 350 elephants - in his two units because he was experiencing 'absolute hell' with a troublesome family member


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z4trWp27yb" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
And when the SI measurement committee have finished, the grammar police can get to work.

Re: Units of measurement

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:17 am
by Watchman
Daley Mayle wrote:Liquid - Olympic sized swimming pools
Height - Nelson's column/London Routemaster bus
Land area - (As a fraction of) Wales
Countries on a world map in relation to The Empire

Re: Units of measurement

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:55 pm
by Abernathy
Unit of undeservedly high remuneration : Prime Minister's salary.

Re: Units of measurement

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:02 pm
by Boiler
Abernathy wrote:Unit of undeservedly high remuneration : Prime Minister's salary.
Amen to that - wonder how you'd assess the BIK of the country house and the lifetime security protection &c.??

Re: Units of measurement

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:12 pm
by MisterMuncher
Well, that'd involve thought, honesty and a measure of integrity. So they don't bother their arses.

Re: Units of measurement

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:55 pm
by Big Arnold
https://www.theregister.co.uk/Design/pa ... erter.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: Units of measurement

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:06 pm
by Big Arnold
Mystery of the massive hole nearly the size of Maine that has opened up in the sea ice around Antarctic
Scientists say it's larger than the Netherlands and acts like 'pressure relief valve'
A huge hole nearly the size of the state of Maine or Ireland has opened up in the thick sea ice blanketing Antarctica’s Weddell Sea

Four Waleses to use the official unit of measurement.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/ ... z4vECE7SNW" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: Units of measurement

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:12 pm
by Big Arnold
Potentially hazardous’ asteroid the size of the Burj Khalifa is heading towards Earth at 67,000mph


Me neither.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/ ... z54UDUY3DN

Re: Units of measurement

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:15 pm
by Kreuzberger
Arnold wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:12 pm
Me neither.
Starting with the apostrophe and quickly moving on to the non-existent commas. Dafuq, as the weans might posit.

Re: Units of measurement

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:16 pm
by Malcolm Armsteen
World's tallest building, Google informs me. Weird...
http://www.burjkhalifa.ae/en/index.aspx

Re: Units of measurement

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:17 pm
by Malcolm Armsteen
Arnie clipped the initial apostrophe. It was there on the original.

Re: Units of measurement

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:50 pm
by Malcolm Armsteen
It is set to pass by our planet on the 4th February at a distance of around 2,615,128 miles (4,208,641km) away - which is relatively close in space terms.
Or more than ten times the distance to the moon (384,000km)...

Re: Units of measurement

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:57 pm
by Kreuzberger
Derry Street's alarmists missed a trick there. 107,826kmh sounds so much brisker than an almost pedestrian 67,000mph.

Sometimes I wonder if they really want to sell newspapers at all.