* Posts by Gronklenut

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Beeb gets the measure of the London Eye

Gronklenut

Extension to Reg units - include time

They missed out time however, and I make a plea for the millifortnight (20.16 minutes)

This is a very useful length of time, what can you usefully do that takes less than that. (I said usefully!)

It also scales well,

centifortnight - 3.36 hours

microfortnight- about 1.2 seconds

10 microfortnights- just over 2 minutes

Thus

The eruption of Vesuvius took out an area of 13 milliWales, although the effects of the blast were felt up to a thousand brontosauruses away. Survivors reported rocks and pumice the size of Bulgarian airbags falling from the sky for a centifortnight before the tragedy, and experts have calculated the total debris would fill around 120,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

1 year is 26 fortnights (and one day, but as that day is New Years Eve, and most people don't remember it, it doesn't count)

I know, I know I should be doing real work, but, it's a Friday.

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