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Wednesday, September 12, 2021

Cocaine dealers worldwide must have freaked out when they heard that the International Bureau of Weights and Measures’ official prototype mass for the kilogram was found to somehow have lost a little weight.

Oh, I suppose non-pushers are concerned as well:

The kilogram’s uncertainty could affect even countries that don’t use the metric system — it is the ultimate weight standard for the U.S. customary system, where it equals 2.2 pounds. For scientists, the inconstant metric constant is a nuisance, threatening calculation of things like electricity generation…

But don’t expect the slimmed-down kilo to have any effect, other than possibly envy, on wary waistline-watchers: 50 micrograms is roughly equivalent to the weight of a fingerprint.

Nothing left to believe in.

by Costa Tsiokos, Wed 09/12/2021 11:30:29 PM
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It’s called the International Hockey League, except that it’s really just the United Hockey League in disguise.

Assuming the name of the former Triple-A minor league circuit — which basically self-destructed when it tried to raise itself into a challenger to the National Hockey League — was questionable enough. But now that the ersatz league is adopting the old IHL’s league records and history, I think we can call this what it is:

The sports equivalent of identity theft.

Not surprising, considering the UHL is a goon league, with 99 percent of its players having virtually no shot at ascending all the way to the NHL. It was in vital need of image rehabilitation. But why disturb the ghost of the old I to do it?

by Costa Tsiokos, Wed 09/12/2021 11:17:49 PM
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