[time-nuts] Danish Question

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Wed Oct 31 15:10:04 EDT 2007

t4NbktzPwJcBAAAAAA==@timing-consultants.com>, "Rob Kimberley" writes:

>The following concerns a question in a physics degree exam at the University
>of Copenhagen:
>"Describe how to determine the height of a skyscraper with a barometer."
>[urban legend]
>The student was Nils Bohr, the first Dane to win the Nobel prize for

No, it most certainly was not Niels Bohr, and I seriously doubt it
was anybody, as this particular urban legend was already old when
I studied physics...


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