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For example the acre is the area a farmer can plow in a day with a yoke of oxen. Practical in its time, not so much now.
However I doubt we're going to see hours or days replaced by kiloseconds anytime soon. But maybe if we achieve faster than light travel so most people are no longer on the Earth it'll happen.
I'm also strangely curious how the concept of the "dozen" has fared in decimal land.
In Australia we use cm usually. I'm pretty short - 153cms
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5'7" (172 cm)
5'3"! Hmmm not sure if im short or not..
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Considerately killing me.
Pretty damn short for a guy but Im kinda used to it now. It'd feel weird not being the short one.
6'7" And yes, people do come up to me all the time and say "Wow you are so tall." or "How tall are you?" It is one of the disadvantages (along with evil, evil doorways) of being tall.
5'5" I thought i was pretty tall... i stopped growing at age 16? ....maybe
Almost 5 foot 7 (170cm). I've grown 2cm since starting uni!
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