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Schott's Miscellany 11 November 2009

Veterans Day
Remembrance Day (Canada)


THE SUSTAINING POWER OF ICE

The sustaining power of ice at various degrees of thickness:

At a thickness of two inches, will support a man.
At a thickness of four inches, will support a man on horseback.
At a thickness of six inches, will support teams with moderate loads.
At a thickness of eight inches, will support heavy loads.
At a thickness of ten inches, will support 1,000 pounds to the square foot.

---Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889


When we remember that we are all mad, the mysteries disappear nad life stands explained.
Mark Twain (1835-1910)
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