“Helen of Troy. Referred to as ‘the face that launched a thousand ships.’ Therefore, a milli-Helen is officially enough beauty to launch one ship.
“I would say that Bizzy’s face is around four milli-Helens,” said Dr. Withunga, “which gives her a decent shot at being in a magazine ad.”Duplex, by Orson Scott Card, p. 194
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Ah, the classic measurement. Folks who don’t know the classics always look askance at me when I pull out this quip.
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OSC is a smart fella.