These 10 units of measurement have fascinating roots

We see the world in units of measurement. You’re this many feet tall, this many years old, and you weigh this many pounds. You have this many minutes left in your work day and your home is that many miles away.

But not everything can be measured in miles and pounds and minutes. Over the course of history, we’ve had to come up with some pretty unique ways to measure things.

Check out some units of measurement that have fascinating histories in the graphic below.

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