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Rule of thumb…its about an inch

It is often incorrectly stated that the “rule of thumb” expression dates back to a time in history when a man was allowed by law to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb. As far as … Continue reading

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A Foot: What’s so special about 12 inches?

In the early days (and especially in rural areas) when measurements had to be made there wasn’t often any calibrated and standard measuring device handy. Therefore people did what people do best and improvised with what they had available to … Continue reading

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