Monday, May 08, 2006

Measuring Up

Sorry about the sparse posting lately, but I've been on the road and am now in Montreal for a few days. I have plenty of spare time on my hands now - no job, no kids, no appointments - so I should be able to make up for the lost time.

Anyhoo, I struck me that the names of some famous scientists have become units of scientific measure. For example, electrical resistance in measured in ohms, after German scientist Georg Ohm. Similarly, atmospheric pressure is calculated in pascals, in honour of French mathematician Blaise Pascal. Other examples of this are newtons, volts, watts, and teslas.

Now I'm sure all of us are a little bit vain - after all, we are bloggers - and I was wondering, if a unit of measure could be named after you, what would it quantify? Here are some examples:
  • holmes, a unit of penile size (after John Holmes)
  • hilton, a unit of vacuum
  • jackson, a unit of skin colour
  • dolly, a unit of breast size
So let's see how you'd like your name to be immortalized.

Oh, a nanuk is the base unit for quantifying sauveness.

8 Comments:

Blogger The Wrath of Dawn said...

Hmmm. What would a dawn quantify? Dolly is already taken...

A very, very small unit for the purpose of measuring height. When inches are too big.

11:54 AM  
Blogger fairscape said...

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fairsCaPe = unit of banality

1 fairsCaPe = excessive blinking
2 fairsCaPes= yawn
3 fairsCaPes= desire to get a cup of coffee
4 fairsCaPes= chin on chest; drooling
5 fairsCaPes= coma; if untreated results in death

12:48 PM  
Blogger Fuff said...

LOL

1:38 PM  
Blogger The Phosgene Kid said...

Phos, a measure of destruction as in "That was a 100megaphos bomb"

1Phos = the amount of energy need to blow Tom Cruise to hell and back.

This post rates -5Nanuks

2:17 PM  
Blogger Tea and Books, etc said...

ROTFLMAO!!!

7:35 PM  
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