OT: Quote of the day

Scott Loveless sdloveless at gmail.com
Sat Oct 3 12:59:35 EDT 2009


On Sat, Oct 3, 2009 at 12:35 PM, John Sessoms <jsessoms002 at nc.rr.com> wrote:
> From: Scott Loveless
>>
>> On 10/3/09, Stan Halpin <stan at stans-photography.info> wrote:
>>>
>>> > That site only gives conversions for English cubits. For some reason it
>>> > is
>>> > hard for me to believe that the personage Scott has been hearing from
>>> > about
>>> > boat building really intended English cubits. What we really need is a
>>> > conversion table for Phoenician cubits or the like.
>>
>> http://www.onlineconversion.com/length_all.htm
>>
>> I vote that we start measuring everything in bee space.
>
> Doesn't seem to have Babylonian cubits, only Egyptian, English and Roman.

All of which are nearly the same length.  However, the "Royal
Egyptian" cubit is significantly shorter.  Which means that we just
saved a bunch of money on construction materials by switching to Royal
Egyptian cubits.

-- 
Scott Loveless
Cigarette-free since December 14th, 2008
http://www.twosixteen.com/fivetoedsloth/




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