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A Mile On Land And A Mile On Water Are Not The Same Distance, Why?

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A mile on land and a mile on water are not the same distance, why?  A mile is a mile, right?

 

A literal ‘mile’ is the same wherever you measure it. However, sailors made a measurement (who knows why?) called a nautical mile, which is longer than a mile.

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Via:  Internet/Snopes

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