There has been a lot of interest shown in recent days over the fate of the M.V. Ever Given, the giant container ship that was stuck in the Suez Canal for a week, so let's look at some vital statistics:
• As you can see, the Ever Given is 1.33 U.S.S. Enterprises in length.
• If you are not happy with starships as an international unit of measurement, I can off you the red London double-decker bus as an alternative: the Ever Given is the equivalent of 47.6 classic Routemaster buses in length (these are the buses that were the mainstay of London transport for 50 years). The Enterprise equates to 36.3 buses.
• If we take our standard as the New Routemaster (which has been in use in London since 2012) then the Ever Given is 35.5 buses in length, while the Enterprise clocks in at 27 buses.
Please feel free to submit any mathematical problems you may have and our team will be pleased to help you.
Charles Christian was an English barrister, Reuters correspondent-turned editor, author, blogger, podcaster, award-winning tech journalist, storyteller, and sometime werewolf hunter, who sadly passed away in 2022.
Prior to his sudden death he completed one of his largest works to date: The Witches Almanac, the definitive guide on the history of magic and folklore, including 359 of the most important witches and sorcerers in history.
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