OT: Quote of the day

Bob W pdml at web-options.com
Sat Oct 3 14:29:03 EDT 2009


 
> >>>
> >>> > 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.

A lot of people think that but they forget about having to pay royalties.

Bob





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