WTF Fun Fact – Bematist

WTF Fun Fact - Bematist

Ancient Greeks and Egyptians measured long distances by hiring “bematists,” who would count steps while walking between locations. They could measure hundreds of miles with 95%+ accuracy. Eratosthenes used one to calculate the circumference of the Earth within 15% in 240 B.C.E. – WTF Fun Facts

Source: Bematist – Wikipedia

WTF Fun Fact – Ton or Tonne

WTF Fun Fact - Ton or Tonne

A short Ton is the US customary version, is equal to 2,000 lbs. A long Ton or Imperial Ton is mostly outdated and is equal to 2,240 lbs. A tonne, also known as a metric Ton, is equal to 1000kg or 2,204.6 lbs. – WTF Fun Facts