If you memorize this phone number...

If you memorize this phone number...

...then you will know the exact speed of light, in meters per second.  :-D

Who discovered this? This lecture series by Prof. Michael Fowler from the University of Virginia's physics department has a wonderful condensed history on the subject. 

There is also a whole ton of information on Wikipedia as well. Just like most things in science, the subject actually opens into a branching web of thoughts that probably touches on every other facet of human technical understanding. Why not start your journey with C?  (the speed of light in a vacuum)

Meta thoughts about Metamaterials

Meta thoughts about Metamaterials

Mysterious bell that won't stop ringing...

Mysterious bell that won't stop ringing...

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