Re: Pyramidiocy (was Re: Strange Maths)

Nathaniel Tagg (
27 Jul 1995 02:41:47 GMT

Alan Hughes ( wrote:
: Just for fun I took two measurements from an everyday object that,
: according to enviormentalists, will be around as long as the Great
: Pyramid.

: The object is - a pop can.

A well chosen object. The construction of a pop can is no small
feet. Like a pyramid, an aluminum can is an engineering marvel. It can
hold very large pressures inside, can withstand great stress (you can
stand on one if careful) and wieghs only a few grams.
There was a fun little article in a Scientific American about
them a few months ago.

Nathaniel Tagg Physics grad student University of Guelph
"The chances of a neutrino actually hitting something as it
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of dropping a ball bearing at random from a cruising 747 and hitting,
say, an egg sandwich." -- Douglas Adams, _Mostly_Harmless_