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paul wheaton
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The mile traces its origins to the Roman Empire and was originally 1000 paces (2000 steps), hence its similarity to the Latin "Mille" for thousand.
 
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And a furlong is an eighth of a mile and was the distance a team of oxen could plough without resting. Literally a 'furrow-long'.

When I used to train farm-horses it was always my ambition to be able to work the unit of measurement 'furlongs per fortnight' into the conversation in such a way that people wouldn't think it was contrived. Of course, I don't plough any more, so I've given that idea up.
 
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..... when Frank Sinatra left the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra in 1941 he was replaced by a crooner named Ken Curtis { later to be known as Festus Haggen on the TV series "Gunsmoke"} .
 
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An Ant Queen's life span is 7-20 years...worker ants average 5 weeks
 
How do they get the deer to cross at the signs? Or to read this tiny ad?
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