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Question 264: In the English system of measurement, what was the original value of a yard? (it is now 36 inches)
Author: SeleucusNicator - Category: History of Science
Difficulty: 2/5 - Zone: Europe (Minus Russia)

  • the distance between the king's nose and thumb if he stuck his arm out at a right angle with his thumb pointed up
  • the distance between the front and back legs of the finest horse in the king's stables
  • the longest distance the king could cover in one stride
  • the distance the king could throw a specific weighted ball called the Canterbury Sphere

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