WQPH Correction I Sent And Reply From Lowell Sun

A Joseph Ross joe@attorneyross.com
Wed Oct 26 23:56:11 EDT 2011

On 10/26/2011 1:21 AM, Garrett Wollman wrote:

> All U.S. customary units are defined in terms of the metric units.
> (One inch, for example, is defined to be exactly 25.4 millimeters.)
> This has been so for more than a century and a half.  (The survey
> foot, the base unit used to survey the West, was defined to be
> 1200/3937 meter.)

Funny, I thought I learned somewhere in elementary school that there was 
a platinum bar at the U.S. Bureau of Standards with markings on it 
indicating the length of a yard, and all other measurements were derived 
from that.

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