Learn Something New Every Day

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Various Cubit lengths:

Culture------Inches (centimeters)
Hebrew (short)------ 17.5 (44.5)
Egyptian------ 17.6 (44.7)
Common (short) ------18 (45.7)
Babylonian (long)------ 19.8 (50.3)
Hebrew (long)------ 20.4 (51.8)
Egyptian (long)------ 20.6 (52.3)
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Glacier wrote:Various Cubit lengths:

Culture------Inches (centimeters)
Hebrew (short)------ 17.5 (44.5)
Egyptian------ 17.6 (44.7)
Common (short) ------18 (45.7)
Babylonian (long)------ 19.8 (50.3)
Hebrew (long)------ 20.4 (51.8)
Egyptian (long)------ 20.6 (52.3)


Are you saying different cultures have different lower arm lengths???..(elbow-fingertip) :127:

I'm guessing that would be why the standardized measurement is the lower arm length....
mine is 46.6cm
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Today I Iearned that Norway is not part of the EU.

Learned previously: the BC Employment Standards Act (minimum wage, overtime pay, etc) does not apply to engineers, lawyers, real estate agents, medical doctors, foresters, and the like.
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learned how to change the tire on a Ford Escape today. Not one of Fords better ideas! :137:
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Glacier wrote:
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That is awesome. :o
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steven lloyd wrote:fillthebucket
That is awesome. :o


Wanna bet it was a woman who thought of that?
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flamingfingers wrote:Wanna bet it was a woman who thought of that?


Of course it was. Who else supposed to clean the floors?
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case closed
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Today, I learned why 3 out of 5 men hate cats... http://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/79/just-so-st ... y-himself/
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I learned today that my mom is neighbours with Michelle Pfeiffer.
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I was today years old when I learned that this song was not in fact a Cake song, but rather a Willie Nelson song!

https://youtu.be/iKerG3B0LoE

Cake version: https://youtu.be/nAeMZ8hhXVA

Willie Nelson version: https://youtu.be/C_zPbsDViQY
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I hadn't known about that group - Cake - so that's something new I learned today :130:
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Lady tehMa wrote: Apr 4th, 2022, 8:01 am I hadn't known about that group - Cake - so that's something new I learned today :130:
You've heard this song though, right?



And/Or this one?

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