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boards, which must keep moving above 50 miles per hour (80 km/h) or the bomb will explode. Harry: Alright, pop quiz. Payne: [cuts him off] Pop quiz, hotshot. Annie: I hope not, 'cause you know, relationships that start under intense. Q. Calculate the average speed (in miles per hour) of Cassandra who runs a 18 mile Q. Calculate the distance (in miles) that Daniel bikes if he maintains an. Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain Why are there 5, feet in a mile, and why are nautical miles different from the The Romans used a unit of distance called the mille passum, which literally.
Strap on your high school geometry helmet for this one. Each nautical mile originally referred to one minute of arc along a meridian around the Earth. Think of a meridian around the Earth as being made up of degrees, and each of those degrees consists of 60 minutes of arc. Thus, a nautical mile is 6, feet. The Acre Like the mile, the acre owes its existence to the concept of the furlong.
Remember that a furlong was considered to be the length of a furrow a team of oxen could plow in one day without resting.
Over time, the old Saxon inhabitants of England established that this area was equivalent to a long, thin strip of land one furlong in length and one chain—an old unit of length equivalent to 66 feet—wide.
That's how we ended up with an acre that's equivalent to 43, square feet. The Foot As the name implies, scholars think that the foot was actually based on the length of the human foot.
The Romans had a unit of measure called a pes that was made up of twelve smaller units called unciae. The Roman pes was a smidge shorter than our foot—it came in at around The inch foot didn't become a common unit of measurement until the reign of Henry I of England during the early 12th century, which has led some scholars to believe it was standardized to correspond to the inch foot of the king.
The Gallon The gallon we use for our liquids comes from the Roman word galeta, which meant "a pailful. The wine gallon corresponded to a vessel that was designed to hold exactly eight troy pounds of wine.
The Pound Like several other units, the pound has Roman roots.
It's descended from a roman unit called the libra. You think I wouldn't have been prepared? Two years I spent setting up that elevator job, two years I invested in it.
You couldn't understand the kind of commitment that I have. You ruined a man's life's work and you think you can walk away? You got blinders on to the world! But I got your attention now, didn't I Jack?
Why didn't you just come after me? No this is about me! This is about my money, this is about money due me! Which I will collect! It's my nest egg, Jack, at my age you have to think ahead. There's a bomb on a bus.
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Once the bus goes 50 miles an hour, the bomb is armed. If it drops below 50, it blows up. What do you do? I'd want to know what bus it was You think I'm going to tell you that? There are rules, Jack, and I want you to get this right.
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NO ONE goes off the bus. If you try to take any passengers off the bus, I will detonate it. I want my money by 11AM. We can't pull that kind of money in time! Your concern is the bus. And don't try to call. Now, the number of the bus isit's running downtown from Venice.
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Mac enters Harry's office. We got a random demand from your dead terrorist. He's rigged a city bus.
Miss, can you handle this bus? It's just like driving a really big Pinto.
So you're a cop, right? Well, I should probably tell you that I'm taking the bus because I had my driver's license revoked.