Monday, June 1, 2009

In feet or metres?

Alright; I'm cheating, here. I would like to take part in the 'Theme Day', being celebrated all over the world by the CDP community, but I didn't bother to check on what the Theme for June 1 was, until last evening. By then, it was too late to find something that would stick very closely to the theme, so I decided to interpret it my way.

From atop Thirusoolam hill, one can see a few lakes formed by water collecting in the craters where granite has been quarried away. Many of these lakes are shallow, but there are a few which are really deep. Looking from the top of the hill at one such lake - I was told it is one of the deeper ones - I was thinking about the difference in height between the bottom of the lake and the top of the hill; though there is no official record, I would estimate it as being around 150 to 200 metres. Now, that is a fair distance - somewhere between 500 and 650 feet!


7 comments:

Ann (MobayDP) said...

;) good one! lol.

marley said...

Nice cheat! Thanks for visiting my blog :)

Karthik Narayan said...

Hi the IQL (http://iquiz.wordpress.com) is going to host the Madras Quiz this year :)

Very nice blog here - learnt a lot about Madras. Keep the great work going. Please get in touch with us if you are interested in collaborating for hosting the quiz...

Mo said...

I like a lateral thinker.

Shantaram said...

@ Ann, Marley: Thank you ;)! And thanks for stopping by, too :)

@ Karthik: Ah, was hoping to beat Ramana at the Madras Quiz this year at least (you listening, Ramana?), but hosting it also sounds interesting :)

@ Mo: :) Laziness is the mother of invention, said someone....

Hyde DP said...

feet and yards and metres get me confused too sometimes.

Shantaram said...

@ Gerald: You bet! I had to find a calculator to finish the post ;)