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At some point, someone's foot was exactly one foot long. amirite?

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Depends on what you mean by "exactly", because no, no one has ever had a foot that is exactly one foot long.

Mytokhondrias avatar Mytokhondria Yeah You Are +15Reply
@Bigbluemountainstar Except Henry VIII, whose measurements were the basis of the imperial system

Basis of =/= exactly.

Unless you want to sit here and tell me you think there is no chance that his foot and the foot measurement were off by say 1/10,947,382 inches.

@Mytokhondria Depends on what you mean by "exactly", because no, no one has ever had a foot that is exactly one foot long.

Feet grow, so literally everybody with feet currently larger than 1' had feet which were exactly 12.000000" at some point in their lives.

Fun fact: before accepted standardized units of measure, middle ages rulers would adjust them to their benefits. Especially when it came to land measurements.

opensofiass avatar opensofias Yeah You Are +11Reply

Ah Jaque Le Foote. He wanted to go by metric standards in France but he couldn't measure up.

So he left his homeland to seek out a cobbler that could adorn his odd feet with the proper shoes.

Well the cobbler said after he was done. I have created quite the feat for Mr. Le Foote....hence the name was born by the odd size of that dude's feet.

browndog888s avatar browndog888 Yeah You Are +11Reply
@browndog888 Ah Jaque Le Foote. He wanted to go by metric standards in France but he couldn't measure up. So he left his...

Is that the actual legend behind the foot measurement?

Jack the foot. Sounds like a gangster. Technically, he didn't have odd sized feet either if they measured at an even 30.48 centimetres. 🤣

monsterallergiess avatar monsterallergies Yeah You Are +10Reply

I'm pretty sure the foot measurement was based on a king's feet, not sure which one but I'm sure google will answer it..

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