question regarding history

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question regarding history

Postby lonewolf » Mon Aug 28, 2006 9:35 am

hello there..
can someone help me regarding exotic units of measurement?
im a writer for our school paper, they assigned me to write about exotic units/ archaic units to be exact.. here are some questions i would like to ask..

How did the units of measurements came about.
What are the old(traditional) units of measurements, like: minims, fl.scruple, fl.drachm, kilderkin, ale gallon, horsepower, slug and other popular exotic units..
You may also include conversions of these old units to the new standard units

Your help will be very much appreciated..
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Postby Dirtman » Fri Sep 01, 2006 10:02 am

For some information, see:

There are many sites with conversions to older units of measure, including this site. Try a google search.

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