Author Topic: Arithmetic that makes you cringe  (Read 26405 times)

Re: Arithmetic that makes you cringe
« Reply #250 on: January 27, 2021, 08:54:20 am »
Surely it's a quadricycle, no?

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Arithmetic that makes you cringe
« Reply #251 on: January 27, 2021, 11:08:04 am »
It is a quad.
Riding a bike through a city is like navigating the collective neural pathways of a vast global mind.

Re: Arithmetic that makes you cringe
« Reply #252 on: January 27, 2021, 11:39:39 am »
It is 3 bicycles- 2 of them in close formation.

Giraffe

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Re: Arithmetic that makes you cringe
« Reply #253 on: January 28, 2021, 09:54:32 am »
Bike, trike, quike.
2x4: thick plank; 4x4: 2 of 'em.

Mr Larrington

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Re: Arithmetic that makes you cringe
« Reply #254 on: January 28, 2021, 11:30:08 am »
Bike, trike, quike.

… Quinquireme of Nineveh from distant Ophir?
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Wowbagger

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Re: Arithmetic that makes you cringe
« Reply #255 on: January 28, 2021, 11:32:40 am »
Bike, trike, quike.

… Quinquireme of Nineveh from distant Ophir?

But can it go where a car goes?
Bach without a doubt.

Re: Arithmetic that makes you cringe
« Reply #256 on: January 28, 2021, 11:34:50 am »
Rowing home to haven in sunny Palestine,
Rust never sleeps

Mr Larrington

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Re: Arithmetic that makes you cringe
« Reply #257 on: January 28, 2021, 11:50:19 am »
With a cargo of ivory,
And AK47s and peacocks,
Sandalwood, cedarwood*, and sweet white wine

* wouldn’t it have been easier to hew the cedars out of Lebanon?
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chris

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Re: Arithmetic that makes you cringe
« Reply #258 on: February 06, 2021, 08:14:09 am »
From digitalcameraworld.com, proof that PI is equal to 1 -

“To put it into more dramatic context, if you laid all of those 150 million lenses end to end, they would measure approximately 7,736 miles – which is nearly enough to wrap around planet Earth, whose diameter is around 7,917 miles.”

Re: Arithmetic that makes you cringe
« Reply #259 on: February 06, 2021, 12:21:11 pm »
..... starting in Alaska and heading due west.

hellymedic

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Re: Arithmetic that makes you cringe
« Reply #260 on: February 26, 2021, 12:47:47 am »
Beeb story about breast reduction:

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Lyndsey Nurse said she understood all too well Mrs Michaud's struggle. With 36 K breasts, her chest weighs 2st (13kg), the equivalent of 14 bags of sugar.

What size are those sugar bags?

To be fair, 2 stone is 14 2lb bags of sugar but my sugar bags have been a kilo for AGES now.
2 stone is less than 13kg thobut.

citoyen

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Arithmetic that makes you cringe
« Reply #261 on: February 26, 2021, 08:09:03 am »
Beeb story about breast reduction:

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Lyndsey Nurse said she understood all too well Mrs Michaud's struggle. With 36 K breasts, her chest weighs 2st (13kg), the equivalent of 14 bags of sugar.

What size are those sugar bags?

To be fair, 2 stone is 14 2lb bags of sugar but my sugar bags have been a kilo for AGES now.
2 stone is less than 13kg thobut.

This is infuriating!

I’m all in favour of rounding off conversions when the numbers are approximate (presumably her breasts don’t weigh *exactly* 2st, so 13kg is probably just as accurate) but a bit of intelligence needs to be applied to ensure the numbers still make sense.
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Re: Arithmetic that makes you cringe
« Reply #262 on: February 26, 2021, 09:04:11 am »
Beeb story about breast reduction:

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Lyndsey Nurse said she understood all too well Mrs Michaud's struggle. With 36 K breasts, her chest weighs 2st (13kg), the equivalent of 14 bags of sugar.

What size are those sugar bags?

To be fair, 2 stone is 14 2lb bags of sugar but my sugar bags have been a kilo for AGES now.
2 stone is less than 13kg thobut.
It is rounded to an integer number of sugar bags per breast obviously. Asymmetry at that order of magnitude could be problematic.

hellymedic

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Re: Arithmetic that makes you cringe
« Reply #263 on: February 26, 2021, 02:01:04 pm »
I am on injected medication I take three times per week.
My supplier phoned yesterday evening.

'How many syringes do you have left?'
'Eleven'
'When are you next due to inject?'
'Tonight.'
'So you'll have thirteen left?'
'No, I'll have ten.'

!!!

Giraffe

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Re: Arithmetic that makes you cringe
« Reply #264 on: February 27, 2021, 08:17:47 am »
Well, eleven does sound similar to fourteen, innit.
2x4: thick plank; 4x4: 2 of 'em.

Re: Arithmetic that makes you cringe
« Reply #265 on: April 27, 2021, 08:23:29 pm »
A puff piece from my local council:
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Healthy
Beat the Street - active project that got 8,000 residents walking, running and cycling 73,000 miles from March to May 2019

Ignoring the fact they're bragging about this nearly two years later, that works out at roughly 160 metres per person per day. Probably achievable with a few trips from the sofa to the fridge.
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