Thursday, August 6, 2009

Units of measurement...

with a humorous twist. My favorite is the counter unit to the light year: the beard-second.

RELATED: I instructed the biology students on our recent field excursion to the volcanic terrains in the southern Cascades that, if they had difficulty recalling the difference between basalt, andesite or rhyolite, just simply call the rock a rhyoandesalt and they couldn't be wrong.

1 comment:

  1. I seem to remember Bill Graham using the term rhyodaciticandesault while writing his "Optimus Prime" thesis. Bill was way ahead of his time!!!