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Metric systemIn 1799, a second legal definition of the metre was made by the French National Assembly to be 3 feet and 11.296 lines of the toise of Paris (slightly tweaking the 7 Apr 1795 measure, and no meridian in the definition). The metric system was made compulsory by law in France. The toise of Paris refered to an old unit of lmeasurement, defined by the length of a specific standard metal bar held at Paris. (1 toise = 6 French feet, 1 ft = 12 in, 1 inch = 12 lines.) This second legal definition of the metre was used until it was replaced by a third legal definition made on 28 Sep 1889 by the Paris General Conference, when a new International protype metre bar was made of a platinum-iridium alloy. The 4th legal definition on 14 Oct 1960 used the wavelength of a spectral line of krypton.«
How retired folks stay happy and occupied
Working people frequently ask retired people what they do to make their days interesting.
Well, for example, the other day, Mary my wife and I went into town and visited a shop. We were only in there for about 5 minutes. When we came out, there was a cop writing out a parking ticket.
We went up to him and I said, 'Come on, man, how about giving a senior citizen a break?'
He ignored us and continued writing the ticket. I called him a dumb ass. He glared at me and started writing another ticket for having worn-out tires.
So Mary called him a shit head. He finished the second ticket and put it on the windshield with the first.
Then he started writing a third ticket.
This went on for about 20 minutes.
The more we abused him, the more tickets he wrote.
Just then our bus arrived, and we got on it and went home. We try to have a little fun each day now that we're retired. It's important at our age.