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Old 05-22-2009, 04:42 PM
Malacandra Malacandra is offline
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Originally Posted by RickJay View Post
Everest is still far, far under the percentage tolerance allowable in an official pool ball.
I said differently? Sure, 5 mile mountain, 4000 mile radius planet, insignificant bump - I've no disagreement there.

Otherwise I see we've had some interesting points of view put forward as to whether you measure bumpiness by height above the local mean or by distance from the centre of the spheroid, in which case Kilimanjaro's not necessarily a bad choice and Everest is not necessarily in pole position on any criterion.

And of course we've been to the top of either Everest or Kilimanjaro - or to the Moon - many times more often than we've been to the - Ow! Stop that!

Last edited by Malacandra; 05-22-2009 at 04:43 PM.