Nate Bunnyfield (natebunnyfield) wrote,
Nate Bunnyfield
natebunnyfield

Helen

The amount of beauty that can launch one thousand ships. Usually used as the millihelen, the amount of beauty that can launch one ship.

Named after Helen of Troy, from the Iliad, inspired by Marlowe's line, "Was this the face that launched a thousand ships...?".


Many, many more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_strange_units_of_measurement
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