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    Re: Plumb-line horizon vs. geocentric horizon
    From: Bill B
    Date: 2005 Feb 4, 00:05 -0500

    I have a high "ape factor" and only have caplets (whatever) to run through
    the micrometer (perhaps the width to length problem gave me the headache)
    but even then a tangent tells me you have won the bar bet.  Which relieves
    me, as I tire of being pistol whipped with a roll of Susan B. Anthony silver
    dollars by a NOW member for winning.
    My big money winner in a bar is, "How many teaspoons in a tablespoon?"  I
    may go home alone, but my muffins don't blow door off the oven.
    > How to win bar bets with that same aspirin: ask people which US coin when held
    > at arm's length is the same apparent size as the Full Moon (you can throw in
    > "when rising" if you want to mess with people). Is it as big as a penny, a
    > nickel, a quarter, a dime? Many people will guess a penny. Some will guess a
    > dime because they smell a trick question. A few will gues a quarter because
    > they only pay attention to the Moon when it's an effect in a movie...
    > In fact, they're all too big. An average child's aspirin tablet held at arm's
    > length is about 30' of arc in diameter (put it on the ground and it's roughly
    > 12 minutes). If you prefer, Lincoln's head on a penny is about the same 30'
    > diameter at arm's length.

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