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  • #46
    Originally posted by Atticus View Post
    "Love is measured in . . . feet."
    Are you a podophile? ๐Ÿ˜€

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    • #47
      Speaking of feet v meter, it turns out that since 1959 there have been two official feet - the US Foot and the International Foot. Next year the US Foot is retiring.

      The first foot is the old U.S. survey foot from 1893. The second is the newer, shorter and slightly more exact international foot from 1959, used by nearly everybody except surveyors in some states. The two feet differ by about one hundredth of a foot (0.12672 inches) per mile โ€” thatโ€™s two feet for every million feet โ€” an amount so small that it only adds up for people who measure over long distances.

      https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/18/s...p_id=890923944

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      • #48
        Sad!

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        • #49
          Originally posted by bad hammy View Post
          Next year the US Foot is retiring.
          Seems appropriate, under the circumstances.

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