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Thread: Metric vs. other measurement systems - chart

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosiersmoker View Post
    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!

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    Imperial measurements explained. 3:54 video:


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    Ha, that is funny!!

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    Revealed, FINALLY. I knew the logic would surface eventually.
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    best laugh I've had all day. I laughed hard enough to probably add a light minute to my life
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank S View Post
    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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    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.
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    So the guy that came up with it probably lost 2 fingers... so what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hemmjo View Post
    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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