Stuff My Sisters Will Like

To Jenny, Katie and Laura, From Their Brother, Victor

Waits and Measures June 23, 2012

Filed under: Inside Jokes,Neat,Stuff — Fr. Victor Feltes @ 8:00 am

How long is a Fortnight?
How long is a Fathom?
How long is a League?
How long is a Parsec?
How long is a Cubit?
How long is one American Pie?
How long is one Sesame Street?

Answers below:

1 Fortnight = 14 Days 
1 Fathom = 6 Feet
1 League = 3 Miles (in the English-speaking world)  In case you were wondering, the ocean is less than 2.3 leagues deep at its deepest point; Captain Nemo traveled horizontally.
1 Parsec = About 3.26 Light Years, just over 19.2 trillion Miles 
1 Cubit = The distance from ancient people’s elbows to their fingertips, about 17.5 to 20.6 Inches, depending on the culture
1 American Pie = 8 Minutes, 33 Seconds (on LP)
1 Sesame Street = 2 Mr. Rodger’s Neighborhoods


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