A Conversation for Units of Measurement

The French Yard

Post 1

Researcher 242222

This informative article reminded me, for some reason, that although France has always had such a proactive view towards standardised and exactly defined units of measurements the Yard can still be found on french golf courses.

The French Yard

Post 2


Well, there are exceptions everywhere for special purposes. A golf player has not idea about a "100 metres hole". The same thing is true for air traffic, even on a legal basis: everyone uses feet. I remember an airplane accident over India because the Russian airplane was equipped with metric instruments.

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