barns, sheds and outhouses

Another little aside to share…

What’s the smallest area with a nice name?

It used to be a BARN. That’s the approximate cross-sectional area of a uranium nucleus. Recently however the fun loving particle physicists decided on two others. One is a SHED and the other is an OUTHOUSE. The outhouse is now the smallest, being a million times smaller than a barn. The shed is ten thousand times larger than a barn. OK…they must have been american.

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