Since when did an Olympic-sized swimming pool become a standard unit of measure? Whenever journalists are talking about large volumes, they will invariably resort to referring to how many Olympic-sized swimming pools said volume would fill, as if that’s some sort of frame of reference for us, you know, after you bought an Olympic-sized swimming pool of rice, because it was on sale…
Add to this list of peculiar measures:
- Football fields
- Double-decker buses
- Wembley Stadiums
- Central Parks
What other “units of measurement” irk you that you’d be happy to see banished?