RE: converted: Re: [Aroid-l] Titanic Miracle in the Making
- Subject: RE: converted: Re: [Aroid-l] Titanic Miracle in the Making
- From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" email@example.com
- Date: Tue, 9 May 2006 19:55:17 +0200
- Thread-index: AcZzfjF9k0JMdRExS3WS+nbanTDPdAAE1Urw
I recall that discussion too. It was hilarious and the non-metric people
suffered a severe defeat....... :-) In the end stubbornness brings you
nowhere.........(this was a freebee for you Americans outthere....).
> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: firstname.lastname@example.org
> [mailto:email@example.com] Namens StroWi@t-online.de
> Verzonden: dinsdag 9 mei 2006 12:00
> Aan: Discussion of aroids
> Onderwerp: converted: Re: [Aroid-l] Titanic Miracle in the Making
> Dear Lord P.(ure-metric),
> for continentals like us there is a nice little freeware
> programm called convert and it says:
> 117 kg = 18.42432 stone
> (yes, I know, it should give 18 stone and some lbs, ounces etc.
> furtheremore I do not know, if the stones are imperial or
> from the new world, but I bet there is a difference....;-)
> some more...
> 117 kg = 257.9405 pound (advp)(lb)
> 117 kg = 313.4674 pound (troy)
> 117 kg = 585000 carat (for people who are in gemstones)
> 117 kg = 75232.64 pennyweight (also a very nice one)
> I remember there was a discussion like tis some years ago and
> ( if I am not wrong) Julius shed some more light on the topic.
> Dollbergen, Germany (metric)
> -----Original Message-----
> > Date: Mon, 8 May 2006 16:44:01 +0200
> > Subject: [Aroid-l] Titanic Miracle in the Making
> > From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid"
> > To: "Aroid-l"
> > Oh Ye Phallic Phreaques!!
> > In the botanical garden of Bonn (Germany) a tuber of Amorphophallus
> > titanum was raised last year that weighs 117 kilo (that's
> quite some
> > stones, lbs and whatnot). This largest of all titans ever is now
> > producing THREE buds and already TWO are certain inflorescences!!!
> > This was never seen before. And who knows, maybe the third
> bud is an
> > inflorescence too.
> > Site of the garden: http://botgart.uni-bonn.de/index.html but in
> > german. Yet there is a link to a webcam.
> > Enjoy and all you lovers of climbing aroids: CONVERT while
> you still
> > can!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
> > Lord P(hreaqued out)
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