.... For Benji, it is just about zero, or maybe one or two degrees from flat, maximum! (It is quite toasty out today.) - RG the Geometer.
Now for a little more of that always welcomed House Of Rabbits History, Tidbits and Trivia!
The story, "Angle of Repose", is a well thought of novel by Wallace Stegner who also wrote a lot about how the western USA was explored and settled with various governmental policies in the mid 1800's. (One of Stegner's students was Ken Kesey, who wrote "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." Kesey was also famous for his trip in the bus named Further with the band of Merry Pranksters back in the hippie days ... which is the inspiration for that famous trip on the 7-Bunny-7 a few years ago - and which, of course, you can read about by going to the bottom of the list on the right.)
Still with us here? Stegner also wrote a book called "Beyond the 100th Meridian" about those times in the west during the mid-1800's. The 100th meridian goes right up through Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, and So. and No. Dakota. To the east of the 100th meridian there is enough rain to farm well, while not so to the west. A great visual is below - the lights in the USA at night from space. The 100th meridian is quite easy to see! (You can even see Racer's nose glowing with such fierce inspiration, just below Vancouver B.C in the far upper left!)