30 yards is 27.432 meters
The leaders of the French Revolution (1789) wanted to make a lasting mark on the world, and thus abolished the traditional units of measure which were used by the former Régime. Instead, they introduced the decimal franc, and a new unit of length, the metre.
Artist: Eugène Delacroix
What do you think should be the consenting age for people to kill each other?
Gulliver being recruted to the Lilliputian army, getting ready to give his life for the glory of the Emperor.