Punch,  32 (1857), 141.

Heavy Bodies



News-Commentary, Drollery


Astronomy, Physics, Gravity, Measurement, Government

    Responding to news that Jacques Babinet has calculated the weight of the earth to be 'six mille milliards de milliards de tonnes', observes that the 'parliament about to assemble will be not less heavy than the earth itself' because of 'the inordinate number of ciphers it will contain'.

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