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RE: FYI -- bye-bye, 3/4?

--- On Tue, 2/9/10, Box, Rick <rbox@crateandbarrel.com> wrote:

> Given that the article talks about spherical animals, and a
> sphere has
> the least surface area to volume ratio *possible* in
> geometry, it seems
> like 2/3 is more of a theoretical *limit* than a good rule.

"Especially for smaller guys," Dodds says, "like birds, it's just absolutely, 
stone-cold 2/3."

My guess is, the presence of insulation usually pushes the 'implied radiative 
geometry' toward the spherical ideal...