Saturday, February 2, 2019

Fact of the Day: Mile

The English word mile comes from the Latin word mille meaning "thousand". Roman soldiers would often mark distances of a "thousand paces". 

9 comments:

  1. Oh very interesting sweetheart
    xx

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  2. I remember having to jog a mile nonstop as a kid in the Air Force, and it was easy. Today, I'd be lucky to get in 10 steps.(lol) Great fact for today Adam. Happy Saturday! RO

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  3. So that's a thousand paces to the gallon.

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  4. Isn't it time for the USA to drag it's way into the 21st Century
    and changed to kilometres ( and that is the correct spelling of the word!)?
    Your two UNFORTUNATELY located neighbours have KLMS!
    For the non-geographical followers - these two sovereign countries are Canada and Mexico. Seemingly now with leaders who are not at the top of the friendship tree with the "what is it now - "a wall, a fence, a barrier, spikes in the ground or a bloody pipe dream" of that loathesome clown in 1600 Penn Avenue????
    Colin

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  5. When I was mapping in the field as a geologist my pace was a pretty consistent five feet, so it's fun to think I came close to the Roman pacing.

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