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How many feet in a mile: is this common knowledge

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by jtav2002, Jul 12, 2012.

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Do you think this is a common knowledge question?

Poll closed Jul 17, 2012.
  1. Yes

    85.1%
  2. No

    14.9%
  1. Jul 12, 2012 at 2:28 PM
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    jtav2002

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    Pointless thread, but I was just curious as to how many people know how many feet are in a mile and if you think this is common knowledge. A co-worker asked this question and upon several people immediately knowing it was 5,280 feet she questioned how we all knew this and strongly disagreed with our assessment that it's common knowledge and more people than not would know this. She's a very smart person as well which is why we were teasing her a little more about it.
     
  2. Jul 12, 2012 at 2:31 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    I knew the answer just cause but I dont think its common knowledge to be honest. :cool:
     
  3. Jul 12, 2012 at 2:31 PM
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    MxRacer190

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    No idea, but google told me in .19 seconds.
     
  4. Jul 12, 2012 at 2:32 PM
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    whippersnapper02

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    I know a 1/4 is 1320 feet but only because I'm into drag racing. Multiply that by 4 and you have your mile.
     
  5. Jul 12, 2012 at 2:33 PM
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    RMAN808

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    I don't know it off the top of my head :eek:

    I always use google for conversions :p
     
  6. Jul 12, 2012 at 2:33 PM
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    Kenobe

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    I voted no just because kids are fooking morons today. :)

    I used to know but once I saw the question I realized I didn't know any more! I claim Alzheimer's...
     
  7. Jul 12, 2012 at 2:37 PM
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    MxRacer190

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    See, you had all that useless info stored in your head, and it destroyed your memory. Us younger folks just google everything whenever we need it, which equal less brain power being used.



    That's how it works, right? :p
     
  8. Jul 12, 2012 at 2:42 PM
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    VirginiaBound

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    Doesn't matter had sex.
     
  9. Jul 12, 2012 at 2:42 PM
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    For Americans, yes, it is common knowledge. When I was in school, all the units of measure were pounded into my brain. For the rest of the world, the metric system is common knowledge, and actually much easier to remember than our system.
     
  10. Jul 12, 2012 at 2:44 PM
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    I am a storage facility of mostly useless information. The liitle plastic thing on the end of a shoelace is called a aglet.
     
  11. Jul 12, 2012 at 2:46 PM
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    +1 on metric being much easier to remember.
     
  12. Jul 12, 2012 at 2:46 PM
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    :bowdown:
     
  13. Jul 12, 2012 at 2:47 PM
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    You could have googled that. We will never know the truth.
     
  14. Jul 12, 2012 at 2:50 PM
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    I think it should be common knowledge but there are lot of things that I feel that way about that lots of people don't know.
     
  15. Jul 12, 2012 at 2:55 PM
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    The only reason I remember is because of the movie remember the titans.
    'do you know how many feet are in a mile? Five thousand, two hundred and eighty feet. Now pick up this football and run every single one of them!'
     
  16. Jul 12, 2012 at 2:55 PM
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    Yes, it is common knowldge for males who grew up before the iPod.

    But it doesn't have anything to do with shoes, so girls don't rememeber it.

    Unless they have to walk a mile in someone else's shoes. Then they might remember.
     
  17. Jul 12, 2012 at 2:56 PM
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    2004tacoprerunner

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    I could have but I am old and read the Book of lists way too many times in the shitter:eek:
     
  18. Jul 12, 2012 at 2:58 PM
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    jtav2002

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    lol thanks for the input guys. She argued she was an English and journalism major in college therefore shouldn't have to remember these things. I just thought it was one of those things you learn and just don't forget.
     
  19. Jul 12, 2012 at 2:59 PM
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    joneill03

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    Haha thats an episode of phineas and ferb. Thats only reason why i knew that. Nickelodeon and disney channel run a lot at my house with the kids.
     
  20. Jul 12, 2012 at 3:00 PM
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    KenLyns

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    What's the statistic? Something like 30% of Americans can't pick out the USA in a world map? And you expect 1 mi = 5280 ft to be common knowledge?
     
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