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6 Weird Units of Measurement We’re Still Using for Some Reason

You might be benefiting from the weird units you’ve never heard every time you put on your shoes or read about dark matter.

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Sources:
Sources:
Introduction:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-scs_yF59YE
http://web.mit.edu/smoot/history.htm

Furlong:
http://smile.amazon.com/Whatever-Happened-Metric-System-America/dp/1608199401/
https://books.google.com/books?id=CrmuSiCFyikC&pg=PA76#v=onepage&q&f=false
https://books.google.com/books?id=cjU9AAAAIAAJ&pg=PA110&lpg#v=onepage&q&f=false
https://northernwoodlands.org/articles/article/does_an_acre_of_hilly_land_contain_more_land_than_an_acre_of_flat_land

Barleycorn:
http://www.helsinki.fi/~pjojala/Shoe-size-conversion-tables.htm
http://www.sizes.shoes/Officialish.html#British
https://oureverydaylife.com/shoe-sizes-explained-12207347.html

Micromort:
https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/international-journal-of-technology-assessment-in-health-care/article/div-classtitlemicrorisks-for-medical-decision-analysisdiv/49AE0C38CD7BDEF7603EC3EB71529DE5
http://www.uspa.org/facts-faqs/safety
https://theconversation.com/whats-most-likely-to-kill-you-measuring-how-deadly-our-daily-activities-are-72505
https://taronga.org.au/conservation/conservation-science-research/australian-shark-attack-file

Jiffy:
http://catb.org/~esr/jargon/html/J/jiffy.html
https://www.coe.neu.edu/cgi-bin/man-cgi?time+7
https://lwn.net/Articles/549593/
https://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/units/dictJ.html

Banana Equivalent Dose:
http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/banana-for-scale
https://hps.org/publicinformation/ate/q11399.html
https://xkcd.com/radiation/
https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/types/radiation-therapy/radiation-fact-sheet

Barn:
http://ed.fnal.gov/painless/pdfs/cross.pdf
https://web.archive.org/web/20080821211324/http://www.bipm.org/en/si/si_brochure/chapter4/table8.html
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0927650516301864
https://journals.aps.org/prc/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevC.87.054612

Image Sources:
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/91/The_Smoot_Plaque.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Furlong#/media/File:Anthropic_Farm_Units.png

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