Tag Archives | Myanmar

…Meters have changed?

Meter

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]

…Mystic Ball makes Chinlone look beautiful?

Mystic Ball

Mystic Ball is a documentary about Chinlone, a “combination of sport and dance, a team sport with no opposing team. In essence Chinlone is non-competitive, yet it’s as demanding as the most competitive ball games. The focus is not on winning or losing, but how beautifully one plays the game”. It’s played by the Myanmar of Burma, and really does look quite beautiful (and difficult).

[Mystic Ball]

[Wikipedia – Chinlone]