Saturday, December 30, 2006

Merry and Happy!

Returned safely from Mississippi last night, with an '02 Honda Accord on a trailer behind our Yukon:  the new kids' car.  Not Colin's car, specifically, as it will be Quentin's as well, when he gets his permit this spring.  We bought it from my sister in Baton Rouge, so it was quite an adventure getting it here. 

As we recover from the Christmas chaos, I will leave you with some mathematical humor (which has absolutely nothing to do with Christmas or New Years' Eve):

Ratio of an igloo's circumference to its diameter: Eskimo pi

Speed of a tortoise breaking the sound barrier: Mach turtle

2,000 pounds of Chinese Soup: won ton

16.5 feet in the Twilight Zone: 1 Rod Serling

2.4 miles of intravenous surgical tubing at Yale University Hospital: 1 I.V. League

Basic unit of laryngitis: 1 hoarsepower

365.25 days of drinking low-calorie beer: 1 lite year

1 million microphones: 1 megaphone

1 million aches: 1 megahurtz

1 millionth of a fish: 1 microfiche



Half of a large intestine: 1 semi colon

Time between slipping on a banana peel and striking pavement: 1 bananosecond

1 billion piccolos: 1 gigolo

1 millionth mouthwash: 1 microscope

1 kilogram of falling figs: 1 fig Newton

1 million bicycles: 2 megacycles

Time it takes to sail 220 yards at 1 nautical mile per hour: 1 knot-furlong

Shortest distance between two jokes: a straight line

First step of the first mile of a thousand mile journey: 1 Milwaukee

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