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My friend Peter is witty, dashing and erudite - not to mention exceptionally highly-skilled in leatherwork*... in fact, now I come to think about it, he's quite a Catch, girls - but I am very cross with him tonight.
No I'm not. Not really. And Peter, I am sure I never could be. I'm just cross because I read your message too late and, as a result, discovered that I had altogether missed an occasion which will, in years to come, feature on my calendar of events with a glittering star. You see, ladies and gentlemen, today was
Yes - Mole Day. It's a thing. From 6:02am to 6:02pm, those who appreciate SI units in the way they should be appreciated (firmly and without blinking) may sit in silence at their desks, wishing beyond wishes that someone would ask them why they look smug. So they could explain, with diagrams, and probably a flipchart, why Amadeo Avogadro is such a fucking dude. Geeks are hot.
6.0221412927 x 1023.
Avogadro's Constant. Or Avogadro's Mole. I love it. There, you see? Follow the link, Wiki will tell you what you need to know.
Well, Bismuth Tellurium Murium Yttrium Arsenic Sulfur, Molybdenum Thorium Erbium Fluorine Uranium Carbon Potassium Erbium Sulfur**. Now go to the footnotes. Then peer-review me, because I'm clearly gagging for it.
*Peter made me this. Ha - made you look. Check out that leatherwork though...
**Yes, I made one of those up. Had to. Never let facts get in the way of a running joke