Trigonomery refresher: Solved!
In the break room here at Priceline, the basket that the ‘hot cup’ lids are in is apparently where the tea bags used to be, and it’s still labelled “regular” and “decaf”. Every time I go in there to get a lid, I think of making the joke “Damn, they’re out of decaf lids again!” But no one I know is ever in there at the same time, so I never have the opportunity to make the joke.
You are at the top of Castle Craig in Meriden, CT, 1002 feet above sea level. Given an impossibly clear day, is it possible to see Mount Washington in North Conway, NH, 6,288 feet above sea level, and 311 km away?
Hint: You must know the radius of the earth.
There are very few places where the lack of something is a tourist attraction. Ground Zero and the Grand Canyon are the only two I can think of.
This morning on my way to work, I spent some time behind a police truck. This particular truck was towing one of those automated “You are going this fast” machines, probably to some far-away location. I wished it had been on. Would it show negative speeds? Could I get my speed within 1 mph of the speed of the truck?