Do you know what the Beaufort Scale is?


#1

Don’t look it up.

No one in my office knows what it is.

  • Never heard of it. Tell me more.
  • Never heard of it and I’m proud of my ignorance.
  • I think I know what it is but I’m too shy to say
  • I know what this is, I feel your pain saps

0 voters

Surrounded by ignorance.

Can’t take much more.


#2

Was thinking about the Mohs Scale yesterday (I think there was a question on University Challenge about it).


#3

Drove through a 7 this morning. Fresh.


#4

I had to look this one up.

I’m going to state that I don’t think it’s as famous but I’m prejudiced.

We learned about the Beaufort Scale in junior school.


#5

There was! re: apatite.

(I didn’t get it)


#6

Well I thought it was the chilli one but that’s scoville, oops


#7

There was, and they came up with a dumbass answer to it as well IIRC.


#8

Big fan of the iceberg size classifications:


#9

This is one of those where I know I’ve heard of it, but I always have to look up what it is. It could come up daily and I think I’d still be in that situation.


#10

#11

Ah yeah, I didn’t get it either, but I do know the top and bottom markers of the scale at least.


#12

You could say that you have no apatite for learning!

Really you could say that.


#13

Didn’t realise until quite recently that the richter scale is logarithmic. Fun


#14

Yeah actually made me want to memorise it, which I tried to do after the programme finished. Didn’t know feldspar was on it, which pleased me. Probably a decent thing to know and will come in useful.


#15

all the best scales are.

edit or did I mean exponential? Let’s go with either/or.


#16

Sometimes think my bathroom ones are


#17

Hard question?


#18

Fucking corundum, mate.


#19

Think I know but not in great detail. I stumbled across it on Google one day when there were mad high winds and my office closed early. Amusing because my office building is named after him.


#20

I only know the Mohs scale from doing geology at uni. Talc is 1, diamond 10, quartz 7. Can then probably have a stab at most other rocks hardness based on that.