The International Earth Rotation Service.

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The International Earth Rotation Service.

Postby chrismb » Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:34 am

It was the name that cracked me up! I could not help but picture a Swiss guy cranking a big handle connected to the centre of the earth, whilst monitoring a cookoo clock!!
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Re: The International Earth Rotation Service.

Postby Doug Coulter » Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:52 pm

Yeah, funny. Waaaaay back in the day, when volvo's were low rpm pieces of furrin junk, we used to call them valvos and imagine a little guy in there with big valve wheels turning them for each revolution. Same idea.

You could almost believe some politicians think they make the world go around by fiat...they act like they think so.
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