Thursday, June 14, 2007

This is quite interesting

Some clever scientists, with not enough to do, have worked out how much the internet weighs.

They have calculated the number of electrons which fly around every time a piece of digital information goes whizzing down the line and worked out that the internet weighs.......



.....wait for it









..........................2 grammes!



On a completely unrelated topic I have read that there is now a Cornish Liberation Army who are threatening bomb attacks in Cornwall. Now we live in Northern Ireland and , quite frankly, we have had our fill of liberation armies. We are going to Cornwall on our holidays which now appears to be one of those 'frying pan into the fire' decisions which I have been prone to make. I only hope that they delay the outbreak of their struggle until after the realdocs have left.
Just popping out to book next year's summer break in Gaza.

24 comments:

Mangonel said...

That is weigh too absurd.


Cornwall! When? (Us too. We are going to North Porth.)

realdoc said...

We are going to Truro to visit friends then Fowey, 2nd 2 weeks in July.

Billy said...

So the internets are 2/21th of a soul.

Re the Cornish nationalists: look at this

Arabella said...

Is there something Betty and Geoff aren't telling us?

Valerie said...

Obviously I'm missing out on the real excitement in the world, as I'm apparently the only blogger who isn't going to Cornwall on their summer vacation. (But I'll remember to pack a bulletproof vest if I change my mind...)

violetforthemoment said...

Oh honestly. How much did it cost to work that nonsense out?? And is there ome sort of blogging convention in Cornwall I'm being left out of? I'm hurt, y'all.

On an unrelated note, realdoc, I was wondering if you knew anything about mood swings associated with insulin treatment for type 1 diabetes?? I have a punter who is trying to use it to explain his unprovoked attacks on strangers over the past few years. I am not a doctor but instantly thought it was bollocks of the highest order.

realdoc said...

First Vi: Hypos can cause mood alteration but usually makes people a bit euphoric and drunk rather than violent.
billy: OMG apparently Cornwall is the British Gaza according to these nutters.
val: I didn't plan it we are just fed up with airports.
arabella: we will have to quiz them on their return

violetforthemoment said...

Thanks realdoc, that's kinda what I thought. My incredulity at this guy has led me to some interesting articles online about deliberate misuse of insulin, though, including a story about a guy who was a lecturer before he put himself in a coma getting high on insulin and ended up with brain damage. There's really very little people can't figure out a way to mess themselves up on.

Chaucer's Bitch said...

yeah, but being from NI you can say to the pointy-headed cornishwall people (in your best crocodile dundee voice), "That's not a bomb. Now, that! That's a bomb!"

First Nations said...

my personal experience suggests that a. corn does not need much liberating beyond a simple run down the sheller, and
b. you can indeed become quite violent while experiencing an insulin imbalance. i've seen it. also, i seem to recall reading about how researchers used to use bizzarre dosages of insulin to induce psychotic breaks in mental patients during early studies of violent insanity.

violetforthemoment said...

Hmm. Well, I've asked for a medical report to investigate all of these things cos I'm lost for words really. You'd think that if it keeps happening over years he'd ask his doc to look at the dosage though, wouldn't you?? Sorry realdoc, I'll shut up about this now!

cb: teehee.

Tim Footman said...

How much does Cornwall weigh?

llewtrah said...

Don't you just love the crazy things those wacky mathematicians and physics profs get up to?

Betty said...

I wasn't even aware that loads of bloggers were holidaying in Cornwall. This must be the first time I've been in fashion since about 1980, if at all.

Just returned actually and managed not to encounter the Cornish Liberation Front. However, on our journey back Geoff saw some "Tourists, Get Out Of Cornwall" graffiti on the road, and I saw some bloke who was old enough to know better wearing a t-shirt with the slogan "If it's tourist season, why can't we shoot them?" on it.

Still, I suppose they don't have anything else to do with their time, bless 'em.

The Bogus Doctor said...

Hi realdoc

Have a lovely time. Don't fret.
The rumour about Cornwall being the place The Wicker Man thing actually happened is not true.

It was the Scilly Isles.

best, bodo.

rivergirlie said...

this is incontestible proof that there are too many scientists in the world.

if everyone's going to cornwall, then everyone must read 'warnings of gales', a brilliant novel (about a shared family holiday in cornwall) that is nothing to do with me whatsoever.
please pass it on

Mangonel said...

It has got stonking reviews on Amazon . . .

Anonymous said...

ooh. gaza, sounds fun......

Anonymous said...

ooh. gaza, sounds fun......

Anonymous said...

de ja vu........

Tim Footman said...

O where is realdoc with her theoretical biro tracheotomy skills?

She is missed.

Annie said...

Yes, did the Cornish piskies take her? Come back, Realdoc!

creditlucky said...

Those scientists have nothing to do indeed... Who lacks of such nonsense for their living? the stuff like that works just for radio entertainment programs.

rockmother said...

Bloody hell - I'm on holiday and am popping in to say - we miss you - where are you???? xx