Quiz Time!March 24, 2014 Tim WorstallThe English16 CommentsNo googling. And fill in the blank: the area of an _____________ for rent calculation purposes is 12.1721 NanoWales. previousTimmy elsewherenextRussia is finding out something interesting 16 thoughts on “Quiz Time!” Steve March 24, 2014 at 1:46 pm It profits a man nothing to give his soul for the whole world…. but for NanoWales? TimothyA March 24, 2014 at 2:04 pm Sheep farm TimothyA March 24, 2014 at 2:04 pm Abandoned coal mine? NielsR March 24, 2014 at 2:08 pm This sounds like Richie-maths. “Neoliberal”? SadButMadLad March 24, 2014 at 2:10 pm I cheated. I didn’t google but I’ve read the register previously and saw it tweeted. You want me to give the plot away to all those who are trying to answer it. Nope. 🙂 Geoffers March 24, 2014 at 2:10 pm Is NanoWales the nickname for Prince William’s baby? Jim March 24, 2014 at 2:18 pm Well nano means 1 billionth, and the area of wales is 20761km2, or 20761 million m2. So one nano-wales is one billionth of that which is 20.761m2. 12.1721 of those is therefore 252m2, so its something of that size. House building plot? Charlieman March 24, 2014 at 2:18 pm Oligarch’s swimming pool? bloke in spain March 24, 2014 at 2:20 pm Sounds like it’s from the same stable as femtoparsecs/fortnight? Hugh March 24, 2014 at 3:23 pm How about an allotment,forty rods? Tim Worstall March 24, 2014 at 3:29 pm Hurrah! Hugh March 24, 2014 at 3:46 pm whatdotheyknow.com ; search “David Johnson”–166 requests. Vir Cantium March 24, 2014 at 3:54 pm The David Johnson needs to get a chuffing life. Doesn’t do much for the stereotype of the allotment holder does he? Bloke in Germany March 24, 2014 at 7:51 pm How many Nanowales per Picobelgium? I protest the comparison to Oligarchswimmingpool, that’s a measure of volume. And creating volume out of surface area (such as building multi-storey buildings) is, er, creating value, which we are constantly told cannot be done since we have to live solely off the raw materials of nature’s or God’s bounty. John Davis March 24, 2014 at 11:47 pm BIG 0.0015 approx. Bloke in Costa Rica March 25, 2014 at 12:34 am 252 m^2 is 10 square rods (or square poles, or square perch). But more simply, it’s 1/16 of an acre. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.