14 March 2005

The Answer To the Question "How Long Is A Piece of String"?

Today I was proudly informed that the answer to the Question "How Long Is A Piece Of String?" is from the center to one end times two. I however wasn't convinced, as I've always thought this was one of those un-answerable questions, like "What came first the chicken or the egg?". I mean, surely the answer to the question is impossible to know, and the so called answer above is only a formula for finding out the length of a piece of string. Sorry, just had to get that out of my brain and into yours.

Another active day, got more washing done, my washing pile never seems to go down, but I'm finally getting it under control I think. I've played about with the blog settings again, now there's only seven posts displayed at a time. I hope this makes it easier to read, I certainly like it better this way.

I have huge fair trade choclate cake from the CO-OP to gorge myself on now, I highly reccomend them if you're a chocolate fan.

5 comments:

A_Guy_Curious_About_Blogging said...
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Nancyrowina said...

That apparently is the correct answer, like I say I'm sceptical.

Rich said...

A young mathematical genius was once asked, "How many beans end-to-end would it take to reach the moon?" (or similar question). Without hesitation, the boy replied "One if it were long enough". Your entry today reminded me of this story.

volterwd said...

The thing about lengths is that it completely depends on the resolution that you measure it... you would measure from one end to another... the answer given seems silly because you need to define center first... but if the surface were perfectly flat then the length would be exactly as claimed

kapital said...

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