varnish

(4 comments)
February 3, 2008

Hey, I heard there's some kind of football game on today.

Factoid of the Moment
The most striking thing about our atmosphere is that there isn't very much of it. It extends upward for about 120 miles, which might seem reasonably bounteous when viewed from ground level, but if you shrank the Earth to the size of a standard desktop globe it would only be about the thickness of a couple of coats of varnish.
--Bill Bryson, "A Short History of Nearly Everything"