New York Times: America Has Two Feet. It’s About to Lose One of Them.

New York Times: America Has Two Feet. It’s About to Lose One of Them.. “How big is a foot? In the United States, that depends on which of the two official foot measurements you are talking about. If it comes as a surprise that there are two feet, how about this: One of those feet is about to go away. The first foot is the old U.S. survey foot from 1893. The second is the newer, shorter and slightly more exact international foot from 1959, used by nearly everybody except surveyors in some states.”