Sunday, February 05, 2012

Units of beauty

Thanks to Mr. Rich, who taught me that the "Helen" is the internationally accepted unit of beauty:

Helen of Troy (from the Iliad) is widely known as "the face that launched a thousand ships". Thus, 1 milliHelen is the amount of beauty needed to launch a single ship.

Like the tesla, dealing in milli-units is probably more common in day to day tasks.


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