Really long meter
|Really long meter|
|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".
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.
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 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.
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.
- Actually it was their pets.