Friday, 21 September 2007

Day 21

A cryptic page; one that means something to me, but would require explanation to anyone else - should I choose to provide it.

Quiz players [and climbers] know that Scafell Pike is the highest peak in England, and it's height - pre metrication - was 3210 feet. The mnemonic for remembering its height was easy - 0123 backwards. But along came metrication, and now its official height is 978 metres. And that comes to 3208.6 feet. Of course, Scafell Pike might have shrunk, but personally I blame metrication!

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