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When you ask your­self: How many cen­ti­metres are there in an inch?

Here is a lit­tle series of posts which cover the most Goo­gled ques­tions on the inter­net. Most of these ques­tions I will not be able to ans­wer here, although I can offer a res­ponse if I hap­pen to have one. The main idea of this series is to have a bit of fun dis­cus­sing why people ask these ques­tions so often.

Today we are revi­si­ting ques­tions around sys­tems of mea­su­re­ment, and this time spe­ci­fi­cal­ly, mea­su­re­ments of dis­tance. I expect you can ima­gine where this unit of mea­su­re­ment ori­gi­na­ted. Back in the day – long, long ago – the Egyp­tians, and sub­se­quent­ly the Sume­rians, used parts of the body to mea­sure dis­tances – I mean who hasn’t? To mea­sure a dis­tance by wal­king with more or less iden­ti­cal steps gives us a good idea of its approxi­mate length.

The metre came along near­ly 7000 years later. 7000 years! That’s a heck of a long time, espe­cial­ly when we consi­der how long just one year can feel. Since then we have attemp­ted to stan­dar­dise this sys­tem of mea­su­re­ment, with conser­va­tives taking one side of the argu­ment, and those with a cer­tain open-min­ded­ness, the other. The for­mer do not see any rea­son to reform a sys­tem which works well enough as it is, and the lat­ter are convin­ced of the opposite.

With a lot of convic­tion and a lit­tle bit of patience, his­to­ry has pro­ved to us that the libe­rals would even­tual­ly win out and that, in the end, pro­gress would pre­vail. Nature does usual­ly fol­low the course of least resistance.


I’m Dan­ny (aka Coa­ch­Dan­ny). I have a pas­sion: humans. Come with me and take this minute eve­ry day to explore what’s going on today and why is it tren­ding. Click here to get your dai­ly thought right on time for break­fast.

Sources: https://solomotivation.com

Trans­la­tion by Hei­di Dew­hirst: https://www.linkedin.com/in/heidi-virginia-dewhirst-142983a4/

Last Upda­ted on Sep­tem­ber 13, 2021 by Coach Dan­ny

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