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Chutz
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   Posted 10/27/2009 10:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Let's all share some trivia today. Look up something that interests you and is a bit unique. Then share it with everyone. This should be short but fun.

I was looking around the internet and found several sites with a lot of fun tidbits but one of them really caught my eye. It's about shoe sizes and grains. HUH?? That's what I said. What does a grain/grass product have to do with English shoe sizes. So here's the story...

The origin of English shoe sizing is directly connected with a grass/grain and a decree issued by Edward I of England. In about the year 1305 he decreed that one inch should be the measure of three barleycorns, and English shoe sizing began; thus a child's shoe that measured 13 barleycorns became a size 13.

I have always wondered how such silly numbers were assigned to shoe sizes so now I know. What is your bit of trivia for today?

Chutz smilewinkgrin
Children will not remember you for the material things you provided but for the feeling that you cherished them.
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Chutz
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   Posted 10/28/2009 10:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Hmmm, guess this wasn't a popular topic today. Will try harder tomorrow...
Children will not remember you for the material things you provided but for the feeling that you cherished them.
Richard L. Evans

(\o/)Co-Moderator Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Forums
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Fibromyalgia, PTSD, UC, Diabetic on insulin, collapsed disk, arthritis scattered around and a few other delights.


PAlady
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   Posted 10/29/2009 7:17 AM (GMT 0)   
Chutzie,
It wasn't you! It was just this topic required me to think and I was all thought out for the day! smilewinkgrin

You do a great job! yeah

Hugs,

PaLady
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