July 1st, 2017, 02:49 PM  #21  
Senior Member Joined: Jun 2015 From: England Posts: 695 Thanks: 199  Quote:
The brick measurements (not the only things I did) were carried out with a really sophisticated floating micrometer and did lead to some amazing findings. We calculated that if the Great Wall of China had been built all in one go of fresh bricks, its ends would have been expanding at about 40 mph. Last edited by studiot; July 1st, 2017 at 02:55 PM.  
July 1st, 2017, 04:09 PM  #22 
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You must know that's nonsense, right?

July 1st, 2017, 05:48 PM  #23 
Global Moderator Joined: Oct 2008 From: London, Ontario, Canada  The Forest City Posts: 7,641 Thanks: 959 Math Focus: Elementary mathematics and beyond 
It seems this topic has received adequate replies so I am closing it. If you have anything you wish to add send me or another moderator a PM and we'll consider reopening. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. greg1313 

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