Monthly Archives: April 2007
I have submitted this blog article to draw attention to and allow comment on an historical account of metrication in the UK written in 1980.
Today I notice an item in “The Sun” newspaper a headline (approx from memory) “Marathon runner collapses in 73° heat”
Mention ‘k’ to this economist, and it’s not only the size of investment capital that he’s thinking of..
According to a BBC story, Dennis Hope, the self-proclaimed (imperialist?) owner of the moon, is selling plots of lunar real estate by the acre.
Was there any law against metric road signs before the 1970s? asks Kel
How many people can visualise a kilometre (or a mile for that matter)? asks Martin Vlietstra.
This plaintive question is posed by an inquirer who lives in south London.
The world rail speed record was last set on 3 April 2007 by a French TGV train, reaching a speed of 574.8 km/h on a special record-setting attempt on the TGV Est route between Paris and Strasbourg.