7 min

Bonus Episode 34: Three Stories of Measurements Gone Wild (SAMPLE) None Dare Call It Ordinary

    • Society & Culture

This bonus episode covers three stories about the weird and wild world of measurement. The first is the battle between two foots: the U.S. Survey Foot and the International Foot. The second is America's ongoing "height modernization" which will shorten some of our favorite mountains and upset Colorado. Lastly, we cover the retirement of Le Grand K, a sad hunk of metal underneath Paris that used to be the standard kilogram.

This bonus episode covers three stories about the weird and wild world of measurement. The first is the battle between two foots: the U.S. Survey Foot and the International Foot. The second is America's ongoing "height modernization" which will shorten some of our favorite mountains and upset Colorado. Lastly, we cover the retirement of Le Grand K, a sad hunk of metal underneath Paris that used to be the standard kilogram.

7 min

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