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The bridge which is measured in smoots

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Published on Oct 31, 2016

1 smoot = 67 inches = 1.7018 metres

Read more about Oliver Smoot:
https://alum.mit.edu/news/AlumniNews/...

Google: "speed of light in smoots per second"
https://www.google.com/search?q=speed...

Wolfram Alpha: "distance to the sun in smoots"
https://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i...

CORRECTIONS:
- I accidentally said the speed of light was 1.672 * 10^8 smoots/second when it is actually 1.762, but thankfully the on-screen number is correct.
- At 3:30 I say "over 400" when I mean "almost 400", first spotted by Ryan Thom.
- Many, many people have pointed-out that I pronounced the Greek letter χ "chi" as 'chai' when it should be 'ki'. I apologise for that, but stand by the way I say ε "epsilon".

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