Monthly Archives: August 2007

Why are photo paper sizes imperial?

A correspondent recently complained that a university quoted photographic paper sizes to him in imperial units. This reminded me of an unpleasant discovery I made some years ago. Likes(0)Dislikes(1)

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Canada shows how it can be done.

John Frewen-Lord has passed on a link which illustrates the UK’s increasing isolation from other Commonwealth countries in the matter of measurement. And if Toronto, facing New York State across Lake Ontario, can nevertheless escape US influence, then why can’t … Continue reading

Posted in Media, Technical | 6 Comments

Pounds and ounces baffle top students

In last night’s “University Challenge” (BBC2) between St Cross College, Oxford and Trinity Hall, Cambridge, the following question came up … “Imperial measures. How many ounces in two and a half pounds?” Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

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