Re: Metric Time (was Re: Why not 13 months? (Was La Systeme Metrique))
Whittet (Whittet@shore.net)
10 Oct 1995 01:54:07 GMT
In article <45ce1j$kgt@fg70.rz.unikarlsruhe.de>, ig25@fg70.rz.unikarlsruhe.de says...
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>In alt.folklore.computers, lstowell@pyrnova.mis.pyramid.com (Lon Stowell) wrot
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>> Quick. You are 6 foot 1 inch tall.
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>I'm not, I'm 1.75 m :)
Interestingly enough if we still used cubits, feet, palms and fingers
to measure in, the inch and foot would be easy to make commensurate
with the metric system.
One finger = 3/4 inch
One inch = 25 mm
One palm = four fingers = 3 inches = 75 mm
One hand = four inches = 100 mm
Four palms = one foot = 12 inches = 300 mm
Five palms = one cubit = 15 inches = 375 mm
Six palms = 1 1/2 feet = 18 inches = 450 mm
Seven palms = one Royal cubit = 21 inches = 525 mm
You would be exactly 3 1/3 Royal Cubits high
although...
we might say you were five feet nine inches tall
then you could try and measure up.
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>Thomas Knig, Thomas.Koenig@ciw.unikarlsruhe.de, ig25@dkauni2.bitnet.
>The joy of engineering is to find a straight line on a double
>logarithmic diagram.
engineers are easily amused
Steve
