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# Thread: Metric vs. other measurement systems - chart

1. Originally Posted by NortonDommi
Now I have a question for everybody. How many metres in a mile?
Three. There are also more than that. But there's definitely three.

2. presuming this to be the question it purports to be,
One statue mile = 1760 yards
1760 x36 statute inches 36 being the number of inches in a yard = 63360.
63360/39.2 (39.2 being the length of a metre measured in statute inches) =1616.32
So, 1616.32 metres, unless this was a trick question.
nb. I'm not aware if there may be a difference between "statute" and "American" yards.

Ultimately the answer could be "LOTS"

3. Originally Posted by NortonDommi

Now I have a question for everybody. How many metres in a mile?
obviously none, one is metric and one is a king's shoe size.

4. In the news today: “Goldfish the size of rugby balls have taken over a Minnesota lake!” I question whether many Minnesota residents can visualise the size of a rugby ball, but still.... That’s a jolly fat goldfish!

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6. Originally Posted by Philip Davies
In the news today: “Goldfish the size of rugby balls have taken over a Minnesota lake!” I question whether many Minnesota residents can visualise the size of a rugby ball, but still.... That’s a jolly fat goldfish!
yeah they sound more like the Japanese carp or Koi or what ever they are called.
I knew a guy in college who got drunk at his girlfriend's 21st birthday party, decided he was going to impress her by drinking the entire contents of her gold fish bowl and swallow all of the gold fish alive. Needless to say she was not impressed in the least, and her dad was even less impressed when the guy puked up most of the still live gold fish on their new carpet. Pizza, cake, beer, goldfish and fish bowl water on white carpet, you get the picture I'm sure.

7. Originally Posted by Philip Davies
In the news today: “Goldfish the size of rugby balls have taken over a Minnesota lake!” I question whether many Minnesota residents can visualise the size of a rugby ball, but still.... That’s a jolly fat goldfish!
I think you've created a whole new category of stupid measurement gauges to explore - Culture-alien measurement comparisons.

BTW, you're correct in doubting that Usonians would know about rugby; they probably think it's some sort of floor covering.

8. that depends on how many houses are on the mile long street and weather they have just 1 meter or 2( for a shop/home in the back)

9. We have some here...

10. so..how do we standardize feet?? some people have short feet some have long feet. and some have a foot long....banana, so....oh never mind,it's usualy longer than a furlong or long fur...

11. Originally Posted by jdurand
obviously none, one is metric and one is a king's shoe size.

Like I said " if this question is what it purports to be"
At the risk of upsetting a very large proportion of the respondents of this forum, Americans have odd ball versions of a lot of things "aluminum, soddering, US gallons" to name just a few.

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