Makes sense as long as you think about it a little, but not too much.
I'm always at a loss for what to say when the Cialis commercials come on.
Take one meter. Make a cube of that side, a cubic meter. Fill that with water near the sea level and you get a volume of 1 Liter of water. Which happens to have a mass of Kilogram.
Oh, and you were doing so well up to that point. A cubic meter is 1,000 liters; filled with water it would have a mass of 1,000 kilograms, or one metric ton. For a single liter, you want a cubic decimeter.
But thanks for playing, anyway.
Thousands of hungry cannibalistic gerbils.
Umm... if the gerbils are cannibalistic, wouldn't that mean they would eat each other? Not a terribly fear-inducing defense, I'm afraid.
Why is "hate crime" legislation a good thing again?
If I beat you up and leave you for dead, that's one victim.
If I beat you up and leave you for dead because I don't like your hair color, and it's known that I belong to a large group of similarly-minded people, then not only have I victimized you, but everyone who has your same hair color is now going to be looking over their shoulders, in fear that one of my compatriots is after them next.
That's why "hate crimes" deserve special punishment - because they have the intent and effect of victimizing not just one or two or a few people, but a whole group. It's a whole new level of unacceptability.
"The pathology is to want control, not that you ever get it, because of course you never do." -- Gregory Bateson