Really long meter

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Really long meter
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Type Bold
Description To measure really long distances.

The Really Long Meter is a bold artifact that can be obtained in the miniquest "Determine the longest distance between point A and point B".

Appearance

The Really Long Meter looks like a usual meter, but is way longer. Its length varies between one really long meter (in short: rlm) and one really long meter. Because of this huge difference it is hard to define, how long a rlm is; thus in many cases it is just repeated what was repeated before:


« A Really Long Meter is longer than a Long Meter and shorter than a Damn Long Meter. »

To be honest, there is not a lot to be added to this.

Known uses

Mathematics

In mathematics, especially geometry, the Really Long Meter is used to measure straight bends. It is commonly known that a straight bend with a stretch of d=1rlm is very straight, whereas a straight bend with a stretch of d=2rlm is not so straight.

Therefore, in mathematics a Really Long Meter is defined as the length of a straight bend, and as a straight bend is often seen as a line, the stretch of a line can be expressed as sline=1rlm. As we all know, by taking a bend instead of the direct line, we pass a longer way, thus s increases. s reaches its maximum when the bend is so bended it actually is a line. In that case we get sline=a lot rlm, so, with a bit of base maths, we get to the conclusion that 1rlm=sline=a lot rlm, therefore, 1rlm=a lot rlm.

What does this mean for our life?

First of all, be happy! Even if you only got one point in the exam, that still is a lot, right? Alright, that's probably the attitude heroes tend to have towards such things, but still, at least they're happy (due to the excessive use of alcohol, admittedly, but ... HAPPY!!)

In hero-ish life

As heroes tend to not to understand maths (and usually don't care, anyway), they[1] invented another use: Rideable pets answer the oftentimes asked question "How long is it still?" with a reference to the Really Long Meter - if they had it at paw.

Criticism

The point of the Really Long Meter indeed being an artifact was often denied - people rather saw it as a metaphor. Nonetheless, heroes who still liked to sell them rejected this idea. The dispute ended quickly after it was established, which side had the sharper weapons.

Footnotes

  1. Actually it was their pets.