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…Meters have changed?


Though we usually assume that distances are fixed (a mile is a mile is a mile) the official definition of a meter has changed numerous times through out history.

Each time, the definition of a meter became more precise, but it also changed slightly from the previous definition, allowing for less and less of the variation inherent in each measuring system.

Bonus: The only three countries not currently using the metric system: Liberia, Myanmar, and the United States.

[Good Magazine – Weights And Measures]

[Via: swissmiss]

…It’s Things Thursday: DYH iMix 05.07?

iMix 05.07

The second DYH iMix is here, and this one is for the runners. I’m training for the San Francisco marathon this July, so I need something to listen to while the miles pass by. This is a collection of ten songs that will make you want to get out and get going:

  1. Mase – Breathe, Stretch, Shake – The perfect warm up song.
  2. T.I. – Motivation – For when you need some…motivation.
  3. Black Eyed Peas – Let’s Get Retarted – Don’t worry about how you look, just start runnin’ runnin’.
  4. Maroon 5 – Harder To Breathe – Now it’s starting to hurt.
  5. Lenny Kravitz – Where Are We Runnin’? – And how far are we going to go?
  6. Iron Maiden – Run To The Hills – Now you’ve got a destination.
  7. Visioneers – Runnin’ – Just keep going.
  8. DMX – One More Road To Cross – You’re almost there.
  9. Eminem – Lose Yourself – For when you need that last little kick.
  10. Unk – Walk It Out – A great way to cool down.

Now get going!

[iTunes Store – DYH iMix 05.07]