The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

4 May 2005

137

Which is, of course, the square of the charge of the electron divided by the speed of light times Planck's constant.

And also the number of weeks we've had the Carnival of the Vanities, the 137th version of which is hosted by Fresh Politics. A week's worth of superior bloggage, just in case you missed it the first time around.

Posted at 1:53 PM to Blogorrhea


Wikipedia places the value of the Sommerfield fine-structure constant at 137.03599911(46).

That is *almost precicely* how many tortilla chips I ate with salsa today while waiting impatiently for the waiter to bring the fish tacos and chiles rellenos that I'd ordered for lunch.

Admit it. You've been there and have eaten that many chips too.


Posted by: hernesheir at 3:49 PM on 5 May 2005