#330 | A Short History of Measurements

English Learning for Curious Minds

05-01-2023 • 23 minutos

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Modern life would be impossible without standardised measurements.

In this episode, we look at the development of measurements through history, explaining they evolved over time and why some succeeded where others failed.

  • Imagining a world without measurements
  • English measurement of distance: The Furlong
  • Early measurement in France: The Setier
  • Egyptians measurements of time
  • The metric system & France
  • Robespierre & The Festival of the Supreme Being
  • Container ships
  • UK mixing measurements
  • United States' National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Why water doesn’t freeze at 100C

Full interactive transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/measurements


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