The measurement debate actually goes back to our nation’s very beginning.
The original metric system was developed in France during its revolution, and was so radically decimal that it divided the day into 10 hours.
Then Antarctica, India and Australia separate from Africa.
Antarctica moves to the south, while India and Australia drift north and east.
Less-Than-Fun fact: homosexuality was outlawed and punishable by death in the UK by wife-murderer Henry VIII and continued to be illegal until 1967. A., anyone accused of being a "sodomite" doing "buggery" was also legally sentenced to death as of 1776.) Coded words, female names and other signals in personals were channels to privately expressing vulnerability and find companionship that society forbade.
During this time, gathering sites for gay men known as Molly Houses were subject to regular raids by law enforcement. 1727: Women Get Smacked Down for Expressing Personal Desire In 1727, Englishwoman Helen Morrison became the first woman to place an ad in a Lonely Hearts column.
Hardly a week goes by without another new think piece about online dating either revolutionizing society or completely ruining our ability to have real relationships.
1695: The First Personal Ads According to history professor H. Cocks (seriously --The Best Name Ever for an academic) personal ads began as a way to help British bachelors find eligible wives.American manufacturers have put out all-metric cars, and the wine and spirits industry abandoned fifths for 75-milliliter bottles.The metric system is, quietly and behind the scenes, now the standard in most industries, with a few notable exceptions like construction.He described the use of emerald by early lapidaries, who “have no better method of restoring their eyes than by looking at the emerald, its soft, green color comforting and removing their weariness and lassitude.” Even today, the color green is known to relieve stress and eye strain.There are other green gems, like tourmaline and peridot, but emerald is the one that’s always associated with the lushest landscapes and the richest greens. Seattle, in the US state of Washington, is the Emerald City.