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What unit is your shoe size measured in?

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mens-shoes.jpgWhen you buy a pair of shoes, you get a size 12. What unit is that measured in?
Paul, Paddington

Answer

** Definitive **
Name: Martin, Oxted
Qualification: Learnt at a pub quiz
Answer: They are measured in barley corns in the UK. It's an old Anglo Saxon measurement. Three barley corns used to make the yinch - the old unit for an inch.

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