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The smoot turns 50

The Tech reports on tomorrow's anniversary of the Boston area's contribution to the field of weights and measures.

A Salute to Smoot.

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... President of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). He has also served as chairman of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

I guess you could say that the die was cast that night ...

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Oh, and thanks to Google, I now know I am 1.06 smoots tall.

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Smoot wasn't done growing yet when he was employed as a unit of measure, so even he's taller than a "smoot" now!

When it came to standards, Smoot made a great ruler.

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One ruler to rule them all.

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eeka's tribute. eek? where you at?

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