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# Thread: Metric vs. other measurement systems - chart

1. Originally Posted by Hoosiersmoker
This must be a widely accepted measuring method in Italy...?

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I don't read Italian, but quite sure the batter in the flour dam is polenta, 'corn meal'. Yaa we use it too!

2. Imperial measurements explained. 3:54 video:

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4. Ha, that is funny!!

5. Revealed, FINALLY. I knew the logic would surface eventually.

6. best laugh I've had all day. I laughed hard enough to probably add a light minute to my life

7. Jason, Jason, Jason...

8. Originally Posted by Frank S
best laugh I've had all day. I laughed hard enough to probably add a light minute to my life

I was thinking a light minute would be a linear measurement. 186,000 miles/sec, x 60 s =11,160,000 miles... lets ask Jason how many barley corns that is?

A light mile would be a unit of time? We should start using that.. "Honey, I will be there in 20 light miles." That means I better hurry!!!

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10. Quote from the video: “what kind of country would use a system like that”?

I think there is only one big country left, and that’s because they are pig headed about it, clinging to their colonial past.

11. So the guy that came up with it probably lost 2 fingers... so what?

12. Originally Posted by hemmjo
I was thinking a light minute would be a linear measurement. 186,000 miles/sec, x 60 s =11,160,000 miles... lets ask Jason how many barley corns that is?

A light mile would be a unit of time? We should start using that.. "Honey, I will be there in 20 light miles." That means I better hurry!!!
A handy relation to remember is that light travels about a foot in a nanosecond.

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