Because F#CK you, metric system!

1.8026×1012 furlongs per fortnight, not just a good idea, it’s the law.

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Stephano
How didst thou 'scape? How camest thou hither?
swear by this bottle how thou camest hither. I
escaped upon a butt of sack which the sailors
heaved o’erboard

The Tempest, Act 2 Scene 2

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I’d walk a furlong for a firkin? (showing my age)

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Sack, for those who don’t know, is fortified wine. Think Sherry.

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I am glad to see that the ESA has standardized the animal-based size comparisons for asteroids.

For half-giraffe measurements this handy graphic is provided to settle confusion:

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Amazing

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2 ducks is 2 meters? A duck is one meter? WTF?

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Them are the biggest damn ducks I ever heard of!

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Wingspan?

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Minimum safe distance?

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I thought ducks were only a measure of weight (or mass, to be precise), not of volume or size?

But then, a mass is a measure of volume in Bavaria.

Damn, witch is which? Can we meter that out?

ETA: if distance, it would be flight distance, wouldn’t it? Like, how far can you throw it?

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Elephants: An adult African elephant can reach 7 metres at the shoulder

… maybe in Peter Jackson movies :thinking:

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And that’s why the metric system should only be used by trained professionals.

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“what’s a duckway?”
“about a kilo.”
“what’s that?”
“half a hare.”
“oh, we’re splitting hares now?”

mass, it is.
i like your measure of duck-as-distance in how far the average person could heave le canard in a shot put manner.
begs the question, frozen or live duck?

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That would make a big difference. One can fly

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College Football GIF by Nissan USA

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holy grail GIF

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