# Metric vs. other measurement systems - chart

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• Mar 26, 2021, 02:30 PM
Philip Davies
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Originally Posted by mklotz
Also in the famous Christian proof that pi is equal to three...

"And he [Hiram] made a molten sea, ten cubits from the one rim to the other it was round all about, and...a line of thirty cubits did compass it round about....And it was an hand breadth thick...." — First Kings, chapter 7, verses 23 and 26

Yes, but, you see they had cubits for radii and longer cubits for circumference.
• Mar 26, 2021, 02:51 PM
mklotz
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Originally Posted by Philip Davies
Yes, but, you see they had cubits for radii and longer cubits for circumference.

Their god gave them a fairly exacting description of the box he wanted built...

It is to be 2-1/2 cubits in length, 1-1/2 in breadth, and 1-1/2 in height.

Given their freewheeling with the length of a cubit when building basins, they stood a good chance of botching the job and seeing a big finger pointing out of the sky and a booming voice, "You clumsy bastards, can't you get anything right?"

What is the "molten sea" mentioned in the biblical quote? Was "sea" an ancient name for a basin or is this just another mistranslation like the "horns" on Moses' head?
• Mar 27, 2021, 11:44 AM
bruce.desertrat
I think I've found the defiinitive set of measurments of the ship stuck in the Suez:

"The vessel, operated by Taiwan-based Evergreen Group, is one of the biggest in the world: as long as four football fields, as wide as the wingspan of a Boeing 747, and, thanks to the 200,000 tons of containers stacked on board, as tall as a 12-story building."

Why I'll bet the original blueprints used just those measurements :-) Lead Engineer "That diagonal there, it needs to be ⅓ football field by wingtip to the second engine."

• Mar 27, 2021, 12:24 PM
Karl_H
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Originally Posted by bruce.desertrat
I think I've found the defiinitive set of measurments of the ship stuck in the Suez:

"The vessel, operated by Taiwan-based Evergreen Group, is one of the biggest in the world: as long as four football fields, as wide as the wingspan of a Boeing 747, and, thanks to the 200,000 tons of containers stacked on board, as tall as a 12-story building."

Why I'll bet the original blueprints used just those measurements :-) Lead Engineer [I]"That diagonal there, it needs to be ⅓ football field by wingtip to the second engine.

Problem is that the builder was just a Cessna hair off when measured!
• Mar 27, 2021, 02:14 PM
marksbug
and the wheelhouse needs to be a baseball diamond. 2 ping pong table sized radars. partridge in a pare tree sized radio antenna.
• Mar 27, 2021, 04:10 PM
Philip Davies
Quote:

Originally Posted by mklotz
Their god gave them a fairly exacting description of the box he wanted built...

It is to be 2-1/2 cubits in length, 1-1/2 in breadth, and 1-1/2 in height.

Given their freewheeling with the length of a cubit when building basins, they stood a good chance of botching the job and seeing a big finger pointing out of the sky and a booming voice, "You clumsy bastards, can't you get anything right?"

What is the "molten sea" mentioned in the biblical quote? Was "sea" an ancient name for a basin or is this just another mistranslation like the "horns" on Moses' head?

The molten sea simply refers to the fact that it was cast from bronze. The Israelite women gave up their “brazen” mirrors. It was five cubits high and its capacity was 19,386 gallons. It was used for ritual cleansing. It was only filled two-thirds.
The horn is a symbol of authority.
The common Egyptian cubit, 6 palms of 4 digits each, is 6 to 7 of the Royal cubit, which Newton called “profane”. The sacred cubit, measured in the Jerusalem temple, measures 2.0736 feet and is in 6 to 5 ratio with the Royal, ie 30 digits. The Athenian foot is half a sacred cubit. (Source: John Neal)
• Mar 27, 2021, 09:11 PM
Toolmaker51
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Originally Posted by bruce.desertrat
I think I've found the defiinitive set of measurments of the ship stuck in the Suez:

"The vessel, operated by Taiwan-based Evergreen Group, is one of the biggest in the world: as long as four football fields, as wide as the wingspan of a Boeing 747, and, thanks to the 200,000 tons of containers stacked on board, as tall as a 12-story building."

Why I'll bet the original blueprints used just those measurements :-) Lead Engineer "That diagonal there, it needs to be ⅓ football field by wingtip to the second engine."

Actually, they'd halve those measurements; aircraft drawings are almost exclusively left hand [port] side only. The right side is basically viewed 'through' the print to envision their form more clearly. Non symmetric items of course, have designated drawings.
• Mar 30, 2021, 03:57 PM
Toolmaker51
Proof positive superiorty of metrics compatability with imperial system
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Just my ~.02 worth.
• Apr 9, 2021, 11:33 AM
IntheGroove
A huge asteroid three times the size of a London bus will zip between Earth and the moon tomorrow at a distance of just 159,000 miles, NASA has revealed...
• Apr 9, 2021, 12:58 PM
FEM2008
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Originally Posted by IntheGroove
A huge asteroid three times the size of a London bus will zip between Earth and the moon tomorrow at a distance of just 159,000 miles, NASA has revealed...

Or 2/3 the height of Arc De Triomphe, or ...

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