Archimedes, Pascal, and Newton are playing hide-and-seek. Archimedes covers his eyes and starts counting. Pascal looks around and hides behind a bush. Newton grabs a stick and scrapes a one meter by one meter square in the dirt and stands in it. Otherwise, he does not hide at all. Archimedes opens his eyes and looks around. Of course, he immediately sees Newton and calls, “I see Newton!” Newton calmly says, “but hang on, one Newton in a square meter is a Pascal!”
From the New York Times profile of Jon Gnarr — the newly-elected mayor of Reykjavik, Iceland.
Oh my god - I could be on the Reykjavik City Council!