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  •  We have a standing joke in our house (3+ / 0-)
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    elfling, ybruti, RiveroftheWest

    that whenever we discuss a hypothetical mathematical situation, we put it as a word problem with absurd animals at speeds or distances in metric. This is based on my daughter's science class word problems to teach distance=rate x speed.

    So tonight I bust everyone up at the table after the obligatory "If you have a bumble bee flying 7km/hour and an ostrich running the 100m dash..." by asking "what is the metric for time?" Because you know this whole 60 seconds/minute, 60 minutes/hour, 24 hours/day and 12 v 24 hour clock thing is pretty darned illogical. The best part is that they thought my question was serious.

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