Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Persistence pays

Science advances. It has been determined that a physicist’s beard takes about 58.8 days to grow an inch. Assuming the physicist shaved at 7 a.m. on 1st May, it would be 12 minutes past 2 in the morning on 20th June before each hair in his beard was an inch long. Okay, maybe 11 minutes past 2. Such a long wait. Physicists have it tough (Tough? Enter stage left, the Gillette Mach III ..).

If this is true, we can also posit that a civil servant’s beard grows faster than a physicist’s. Now to collect the data.

I can foresee some fun with the tests, oh dear yes.

The writing on the ...

If you can read this site without laughing out loud, give me a shout and I'll send you a year's supply of laxatives, you obviously need them.

Heads-up - I got the links off blogs I check, but what with clicking off Bloglines and getting some lunch and taking 294 phone calls and checking on the despatch centre, I have NO idea which blogs they're off.

So if you posted them first or think you did, yo da man. Or, as the case may be, woman.


Idling in Top Gear said...

Lol @ the text website.

I am sure you'd agree that a sample of 1 proves nothing. :)

Sucharita Sarkar said...

My. my aren't some men pernickety about their beards? I can just imagine some narcissistic physicist gazing at his own beard in adoring contemplation, vernier callipers and a stopwatch in hand...

Great link, BTW.

gauri said...

You know what's going to be fun? Watching how many people go lol or rofl at that website just to avoid getting a (y)earful from you :D


m'mita said...

Loved the text website -- I am thinking each text is 'twitter' worthy - 'twitterable' maybe?

I see that you had a link to 'futilitycloset'. I am a frequent visitor too.

Lazyani said...

The physicists are also surely hit by recession-- otherwise spending time researching on 'a beard second'----!!!!!!!!

Your text website link is mindblowing-- I mean you must have blown your mind to be there:)

J. Alfred Prufrock said...

Top Gear, I have no idea about the sample size of physicists. Civil servants - I'm in Punjab!

SS, you don't appreciate their Sacrifice for Science

Gauri, are you suggesting that I am intimidating? I?!

M'm, I just discovered futilitycloset and I can't see the point of Twitter

Ani, I suspect that's my default option