Found this while blog-trolling during a post-deadline lull. It’s an 11-month-old posting by Dan Glaister of the British newspaper The Guardian. In his blog, Deadline USA, Glaister comments on the various ways Rhode Island is used to quantify swaths of wildfires in the U.S., adding that the dimensions are completely meaningless to anyone who isn’t American. His confusion is heightened when he discovers that nobody seems to agree how big (or small) Rhode Island really is.
P.S. Check out the comment by “Hammer Time.”