I just knew going in that describing the size of Rhode Island in terms of football fields was going to be a popular one, because it just had that certain xkcd-ish nerdly panache to it, by combining geodesy, sports, and things that other things get compared to a lot even if you don’t really know or care much about the things. 1,103 more words
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“Length” is here taken to be longitudinal, east-west, distance; “Width” that to be latitudinal, north-south, distance. “Height” is that normal thing.
The dimensions of Rhode Island as measured by an (American) football field, with the long dimension (120 yards) running east-to-west: … 114 more words
The research of Geoff Blewitt has been featured in two recent online articles by Mike Wolterbeek in Nevada Today.
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