Black as a thousand midnights
Posted Monday, July 11, 2005 7/11/2005 10:56:00 PM
As cold as a thousand ice cubes. (each cube is less then 0C (270 K) so 1000 should be about 270,000 C or 45 times as hot as the outer surface of the sun).
As quiet as a thousand mice. (a quiet room is 40 dB or 10^-8 W/m^2. If we take this as the intensity of a mouse then a thousand would be about 10^-5 W/m^2 or 70 dB, almost shouting).
As empty as a thousand vacuums. (can you get less stuff then nothing?).
Slow as a thousand turtles (a thousand turtles traveling at 4 mph all travel at 4 mph but if we add that would be 4,000 mph, about twice the SR-71 speed record).
As fast as a thousand beams of light. (nothing can travel faster then c so it must be c).
As dense as a thousand black holes. (Can you get any denser then a singularity).
As boring as a thousand English classes (ok, I can understand that one).