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By adamg - 9/10/17 - 12:44 pm

The bridge which is measured in smoots

European Bunny is a math teacher from England, who is here with a math-teacher friend from China. She reports her friend plans to use smoots in a homework assignment now, based in part on the video above.

By Anonymous - 10/4/08 - 11:12 am

IMAGE(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk143/nfsagan/One-Smoot.jpg)Oliver Smoot was the shortest pledge in the school's Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity 50 years ago when they decided to lay him on the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge.

Today, it's possible to use Google's calculator function to change any measurement into Smoots.

The original Smoot -- who later became chairman of the American National Standards Institute -- will return to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Saturday for "Smoot Celebration Day."

By adamg - 5/17/06 - 1:38 pm

Kelly provides today's most useful Boston tip: Google's Calculator lets you translate units of distance into smoots. For example, 10 miles equals 9456.7 smoots (and an ear).

If you don't know why this is important, why are you here? read this.

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