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?
Children will not remember you for the material things you provided but for the feeling that you cherished them.
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