A
cubic inch of some stars weighs a hundred
tonsBlue tit, who could measure
the power of your tiny spark
of energy?

... it is extremely likely that Aryabhata knew the sign for zero and the numerals of the place value system. This supposition is based on the following two facts: first, the invention of his alphabetical counting system would have been impossible without zero or the placevalue system; secondly, he carries out calculations on square and cubic roots which are impossible if the numbers in question are not written according to the placevalue system and zero.
He had discovered that a cubic inch of marble consisted of about half its weight of pure lime, and as much air as would fill a vessel holding six wine gallons. ... What could be more singular than to find so subtle a substance as air existing in the form of a hard stone, and its presence accompanied by such a change in the properties of that stone? ... It is surely a dull mind that will not be animated by such a prospect.
Who is able to paint the existence of a dog as Picasso paints the existence of a cubic shape?
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