View Full Version : Ridiculously redundant stuff you live with everyday

10-03-2011, 02:53 AM
I'm a Swatch Irony user for over 3 years. I wondered from time to time what are those numbers that surrounding the watch-glass within a "km/h" label but I couldn't been able to refer the label with the numbers 60-500 since the numbers alined anticlockwise. Last week, I don't know why but I decided look it up and found out that it's called tachymeter (not to be confused with tachometer) and it's for determining the average km/h for the covered distance. Preferably, sitting in the front seat of a vehicle is ideal for the best measurement. e.g. if the second hand (or whatever your chronometer unit is) showing 85 after 1 km, your velocity is 85 km/h.

Now I'm scared from trying it someday to see it actually works.

10-03-2011, 09:18 PM
Yeah, I have no clue what you're talking about.

But in the spirit of the thread:

The song by Green Day: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ydpSVvXE9k&ob=av3e

10-04-2011, 08:22 AM
But how does a dachshund work? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFx37z939Qs&feature=related)

"A LITTLE CALCULATION an eye of butterfly consists of thousands of biological photodiodes. One germanium photodiode FG70 costs 75 PLZ. By destroying one butterfly we're destroying high fidelity biological equipment worth 30 000 000 PLZ."