Smoots & other units
I learned a couple things. Mostly stupid things, but still things I was ignorant of, like barleycorns and shoe sizes.
I was on a trip to visit my Son in Boston. He bought us a tour bus trip around town. Crossing the Harvard Bridge I pointed out the Smoot Mark's and started explaining...the tour guide told me to hush up 'Cruz it was his job to tell the story...
I know what a Smoot is. Still confused as to exactly what a vara is in Texas.
And often a rod wasn't 16.5'.