The mile is an English unit of length of linear measure equal to 5,280 feet, or
1,760 yards, and standardised as exactly 1,609.344 metres by international ...
Jul 6, 2010 ... Why are there 5280 feet in a mile, and why are nautical miles ... with 5,000
Roman feet, how did we end up with a mile that is 5,280 feet? Blame ...
Mile is a shortened version of mille passus - mille word in Latin for thousand and
passus literally paces..literally thousand paces..Each pace was measured at 5 ...
Oct 14, 2011 ... Our word “mile” comes from the Latin “mille,” which referred to the Roman mile.
The Roman mile had military origins, since it was the equivalent ...
Sep 15, 2009 ... A few years ago I was curious about why there are 5280 feet in a mile. The
explanations I found weren't very convincing. At the time I made ...
Apr 29, 2004 ... Any of various units of distance, such as the statute mile of 5280 feet (1.609 km).
It originated from the Roman mille passus, or “thousand paces ...
1 furlong is 660 feet. It was decided that one mile to have eight furlongs, that's
why there are 5280 feet in a mile (8 * 660 = 5280). For other length unit ...
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Aug 20, 2013 ... In this episode, I explain the mysterious origins of several Imperial measurements
such as the foot, the yard, and the mile. And remember, if ...
Mar 9, 1990 ... But where, pray tell, did the mile and, while we're at it, the yard come from? I
mean, 1,760 yards or 5,280 feet can't possibly hold any mystical ...
Why are there 5280 feet in a mile? ... at 22:14:00 From: Sara Subject: History of
one mile How did they come up with 5,280 feet in one mile?