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Wednesday, July 07, 2004
A friend who spent his childhood in Brazil recently emailed me with the subject
E o angulo reto que ferve a noventa graus
..which, he explains, is
the punchline of an old Brazilian joke about one of our allegedly dim-witted military dictator presidents. "My mistake, it's the right angle that boils at ninety degrees."
I decided I'd rather guess the joke than be told it. Certainly relevant: Brazil uses Celsius.