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I removed the following paragraph:
- In fact, in Swahili it is called "shibiri". You can check it here. --220.127.116.11 22:28, 22 May 2007 (UTC)
Being picky here, but shouldn't the picture containing hand-based measurements include the 'inch' which is supposed to be the distance from the thumb-joint to the tip (or is it from the thumb's 'knuckle' to the mid thumb joint?) either way, it ought to be included 18.104.22.168 (talk) —Preceding undated comment was added on 09:29, 20 February 2009 (UTC).
12 inches my foot
The English foot (0.3048 m) is substantially longer than the adult male human foot (0.263 m per a source cited in Foot#Human foot). The discrepancy comes from the foot actually being the length of a rigid shoe. However, the hand is seldom covered rigidly in such a manner. So where does the discrepancy between a human span (about 0.20 m) and the unit span (0.23 m) come from? --Damian Yerrick (talk | stalk) 03:04, 20 September 2010 (UTC)