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Paperclips

Wow. Did you know that it requires 57 paperclips linked together to reach my height. So here's a picture of them.

10 comments:

TufNutts said...

Hi Muz, without doing the math, is that the 35mm or 50mm variety? Pete

cuteCTguy said...

Muz.. too much time on your hands? How many of me does it take to reach your full height? (5' 6")

Darth Gateau said...

er... you know this because?

You experimented for which reasons?

Maybe you have a wee bit too much time on your hands.
How long's you bike in paperclips? I may get sucked into this...

Dave said...

Interesting things paperclips. Invented in Norway, they were also used as a form of anti-Nazi protest during the Holocaust.

When the Nazis invaded Norway, they banned the wearing of any badges bearing the image of the exiled King. The only badges allowed were the yellow stars to be worn by Jews, so that they could easily be identified and dispatched to concentration camps. As a protest, non-Jewish Norwegians began to wear paper-clips affixed to pockets, collars, cuffs and hemlines because the paper-clip's function was to bind things together.

Also, just as a further interesting fact, a paperclip weighs about 1 gram.

I think I've become a paperclip nerd.

Brechi said...

No pic of you holding the paper clips? :)

puppet said...

ok, i gotta protest!
the post on fonts was bad,but i kept my mouth shut. but a post on paperclips is even worse!

the things that people like about your blog (from my perspective) is the fact that you are able to reflect & reveal yourself. posts about paper clips are kind banal.

sorry for the harshness - but i believe that you can do better

Tom Cat from Bondi Beach said...

and will you be turning the paper clips into a chain mesh top ??

Muzbot said...

The paperclips I used were actually the 33mm type.

Too much time on my hands? No.

Monty said...

Geez Muz, you must be really busy at work!!! ;-)

mykel said...

ok maths is not my strong point...what's that in inches?