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What are the Advantages of the Metric System vs the Imperial System?

We measure things in a variety of ways. Early civilizations developed systems of weights and measurements based on what was available to them. Over time, standardization of measurements has become important as the global economy has evolved. The most classic example is the metric system. There are only three countries in the world that don’t… Read More »

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Early 20-th century calculating machine

The Fascinating History of the Modern Calculator

Though we may not think about it, math and calculations permeate our everyday lives. We calculate tips at restaurants, determine how much money a grocery store coupon will save us, and compute how much our online purchases will cost including tax and shipping. Some do these calculations in their head or by hand, but many… Read More »

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How Tall Were the Vikings?

Vikings⁠—also known as Norsemen⁠—were sailors who lived hundreds of years ago, but their legacy lives on to this day. One of their lasting impacts was the image we have when we think about these men and women. Something that comes to mind is their height and general appearance. For many people, what comes to mind… Read More »

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