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Old 11-17-2008, 10:32 AM   #21
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OMG! You didn't just pull a Lucky Strike reference did you?!?! LOL

That's awesome! I am SO going to hire you for SOMETHING when I hit the lottery, just for the entertainment value alone... LOL

How about Robert Conrad and "I dare you to knock this off my shoulder!"
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Old 11-17-2008, 10:51 AM   #22
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Man I thought it was 6000' to a mile.








Oh wait that is a nautical mile. My bad.

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Old 11-17-2008, 02:04 PM   #23
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Man I thought it was 6000' to a mile.

Oh wait that is a nautical mile. My bad.
Don't worry, a mile, originally, was 1000 paces of a Roman Legion. The whole "foot" thing is an artifact of England's Henry VIII.

Whenever you got a new King in the old days, you also got a new system of commercial measurements (not "always", but most of the time). Inch was the length of his thumb, a yard was the distance from his neck to the end of his fingers (with the arm outstretched), a foot was the length of his foot.

Henry's measurements were kept longer than usual because he was the biggest King they had both before and after his reign and thus his measurements provided the "best deal" for the customer.

So, the Roman "mile" was divided by the length of Henry's foot and you got 5,280 "feet".

All pretty arbitrary in the final analysis........
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61 and 5280 feet will do it

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61 and 5280 feet will do it
Thanks. It was just me and I am a moron.
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...Back in the days BEFORE the World Wide Internetz, we used to be taught school lessons from books, generally ones that were handed down, year after year, so each "new" student got one that already had all sorts of notes written in the columns to help you out...

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I don't know why your cut-off point was at 35 yrs old? I am 34 and I had to use books. Internet didn't REALLY take off until I was just out of high school. How about you change your thread to "34 and older"...
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It's always been 5280. The only way I could remember it was that a 1/4 mile dragstrip was 1320 ft.
On a side note, did anyone see the thing on Fox that showed some of the blatant liberal lies in the current school history books? Very disturbing(but not surprising) that the text books aren't telling the truth.
what lies did they uncover?
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I don't know why your cut-off point was at 35 yrs old? I am 34 and I had to use books. Internet didn't REALLY take off until I was just out of high school. How about you change your thread to "34 and older"...
How's that - I made you an official member now and made the cut off 33....
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what lies did they uncover?
To some it may be "stretching the truth" but IMO they are lies.
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it's 5,280 ft, bro...I know it hurts, but that's the way it is...WhiteWolf

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