Friday, February 26, 2010

How big?

The BBC website reports an iceberg
the size of Luxembourg
and likely to:
disrupt the world's ocean currents and weather patterns
which could
result in colder winters in the north Atlantic.
This raised two thoughts for Malcolm:
  • The British are at last beginning to accept Europe.
  • An iceberg that size is not as impressive as one the size of Wales (the usual standard of measurement for Brits).
For the record eight Luxembourgs (each 2586 sq km) equals one Wales (20779 sq km).

Now, experimental science suggests one eighth of an iceberg is above water level. So that suggests this particular Luxembourger of a berg has a volume of ... an awful lot of double-decker buses. Sphere: Related Content

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