This past Saturday was Mole day! For those who aren’t super nerdy science! dorks, a mole is 6.02 x 10^23 molecules, and Saturday was 10-23 (get it!). If you are in science! a mole is one of those numbers you memorize rather quickly. Actually, there are a whole bunch of those numbers depending on your field of science!, and here are a few more:
Acceleration due to gravity (at sea level) 9.8 m/s^2
Pi 3.14159 (I know many geeks know further digits, but this is a good minimum)
Gas constant 8.314 J/(mol-K)
The speed of light 3.00 x 10^8 m/s
Does having memorized the quadratic equation when I was about 10 count here too?
Well. I’m a biologist, so I’ve forgotten a lot of my good chemistry and physics (ick!) numbers, but I’m sure there are some of you out there who either remember the horror of memorizing these or actually still remember a few more!