Saturday, March 11, 2017

White Turf Horse Race | St Moritz, Switzerland

Contestants at the White Turf horse race on the frozen lake of the Swiss mountain resort

Photograph: Michael Buholzer/AFP/Getty Images

How about this for some sport you may not have considered previously.  How about horse racing at three thousand meters or so.

Ed:  why do you switch to metric all the time?

I'm pickled that way.  The American style is so quaint and idiotic it's like going to look at a little village and thinking, gee, isn't it precious how the village people do it.  The trouble is there are three hundred million or so in the village and most of them hate metric but the latter makes easy sense so there's endlessly flipping over it in me.

Just in case you think I'm being quaint, if speed is reported as knots per hour or miles per hour, which one will have the lower value for the same observed speed?

Ed:  who cares?

What I mean, bud.  Welcome to American style and, by the way, why is a Brit ton different from an American ton.  Thanks but I'll take metric.

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