*real*axis of evil, I threw in a Sade CD. One of my favorite songs, even though I am not a smooth jazz guy, is the track

*Is It a Crime?*. In it are the lines:

- My love is wider than Victoria Lake
- Taller than the Empire State

I was lousy at math as a kid, but now that I am being treated for ADD, math makes sense, I just don't have the chops for it, so humour me ;-)

Here are some numbers:

- Lake Victoria, according to Wikipedia (I know, don't get me started) is at its widest point 250km (155.343 miles).
- The Empire State Building is, again from Wikipedia, 1472ft to the top of the spire (448.666m)

^{2}. That is roughly 5192.8 futbol fields (FIFA standard maximum, 120m x 90m).

Now for the hard part. What is the volume of this love, if it were a cone? More numbers:

- Our radius (
*r*) is 125,000m (using 250,000m as diameter) - Height (
*h*) is 448.666m - So, the hypotneus (
*s*) is 125,000.80520212482215272756151342m (*r*)^{2}+ h^{2}= s^{2} - The volume of a cone is
*πrs* - π = 3.14159265358979323846

^{3}, that is 49,087,701.41447552 litres. Not sure what to compare that to other than around 25,000,000 two liter sodas!

That is a lot of love!

My math could be way off, but I was feeling particularly nerdy this morning :-)

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You just officially made my head explode. But then, my nerd-fu never really did expanded into math :)

It is a bit early in the morning for this kinda thing... Adderall XR is a hell of a drug!

I thought she said wider than Veronica Lake. wakka wakka

That's not very wide at all, except in all the right places. ;-)

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