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quintond
789973.  Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:54 am Reply with quote

According to the last two sentences on page 19, the sperm, whilst being the smallest cell in the human body is still 50 times the size of the average cell. Oops!

Page 91 referring to layers of the atmosphere..
The stratosphere starts at 7 miles up, and the outermost layer of atmosphere (the mesosphere) starts at only 3 miles up? Oops!

Page 177 tells us that Lactose tolerance is an inability to digest milk?
Oops!

Still an informative and fun book

 
Dr. Know
789976.  Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:23 pm Reply with quote

quintond wrote:

The stratosphere starts at 7 miles up, and the outermost layer of atmosphere (the mesosphere) starts at only 3 miles up?


Yes, but it also says that the mesosphere is 20 miles thick.

 
quintond
790047.  Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:14 pm Reply with quote

True, I didn't consider a 4 mile overlap.

 
Anteros
795337.  Sat Mar 12, 2011 6:57 am Reply with quote

I don't think there's an overlap, I think this is a mistake.

According to the other fount of all knowledge, Wikipedia, "the lower boundary of the mesosphere is usually located at heights of about 50 km above the Earth's surface". The Second Book of GI claims 5 kilometres.

I think this is a simple typo - somebody missed off a zero. Easily done.

 
quintond
795387.  Sat Mar 12, 2011 10:11 am Reply with quote

Ahh, a typo makes good sense. I've lost count of how many typo's I've made

 

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