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Top 10 units of measurement

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This list started when Zetetic Elench found a US news report that said: “A sinkhole roughly the size of six to seven washing machines has closed the northbound lanes of State Line Road in Kansas City, Missouri.”

1. Length: London buses (Nominated by Patrick Walsh).

2. Height: Empire State Building, Nelson’s Column, Eiffel Tower, depending on the nationality of the reader (Peter Elliott).

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3. Weight: bags of sugar; elephants.

4. Volume: London buses (again). “Asteroid the size of a double-decker bus flies past Earth,” Daily Express, 2014 (thanks to Paul T Horgan). Or........

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