Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Did You Know Tuesday
Did you know that a league is not a measure of depth, but a measure of distance? It comes from the Roman days and was the distance that a group of Roman soldiers could march in one day, considered to be around 50 miles.

The title of the movie 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
refers not to a depth, but the distance that the Nautilus submarine traveled throughout the course of that story.

Labels: ,


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home