Many years ago there was very
little trade and measurement was crude and subject to confusion. The yard was
supposed to be half the span from finger-tip to finger-tip of a Kings
outstretched arms. And the pound was the "weight of 7,000 grains of barley
chosen from the middle ear".
Rough and inaccurate measurement was good enough for barter between
friends and relatives but trouble arose when commercial trade began.
Relationships evolving out of haphazard methods of measurement were anything but
And as merchants adopted a form of measurement that would be met
with more acceptance by the general public of that era the outcome resulted in
having 2 pints to the quart, 4 quarts to the gallon, 22 yards to a chain, 16
ounces to the pound (is that ounces of nuts or ounces in a
can of juice?) 12 inches to a foot, (a foot isn't anywhere
close to a human foot) 3 feet in a yard, 5,280 feet in a mile, firkens and knogenheads, and so on and on and on.
A pound even had five varied weights and meanings used throughout
the Middle Ages and in Britain weight was measured as
14 pounds to the "stone".
An outdated and archaic method of measurement seemingly reserved for British
colonies in America's past.
The irony in this is that after the British were defeated the
American gallon remained the outdated measurement adopted from what was known as
the "Queen Ann's Wine Gallon".
still remains today.
Notwithstanding all of these things, an international system of measurement
has evolved today in America that was
assisted in it's development as a result of
American Fathers like Thomas Jefferson who gave us an American dollar with 100
Dr Benjamin Franklin
who, along with other devoted attendees of the Academy of Sciences
in Paris contributed significantly to the design and simplicity of measuring in
metric dimensions for Americans
Regardless of political or religious persuasion,
ethnic or educational background, race, age, sex or wherever you think
we're from, decimal measurement works in harmony with life
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you can divide
10 equal parts
(10 cm each side)
a cube (1000 cmณ) of it to fill
and you will find that it contains
1 L (1 litre)
is the mass
kg (1 kilogram) (1000 g).
ALL SIMPLY RELATED in 10!