• Introduction

  • Narrator

    Units of Measure

    Profile Picture of Narrator in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea
  • CABLE LENGTH In Verne’s context, 600 feet

  • CENTIGRADE 0 degrees centigrade = freezing water

  • 37 degrees centigrade = human body temperature

  • 100 degrees centigrade = boiling water

  • FATHOM 6 feet

  • GRAM Roughly 1/28 of an ounce

  • - MILLIGRAM Roughly 1/28,000 of an ounce

  • - KILOGRAM (KILO) Roughly 2.2 pounds

  • HECTARE Roughly 2.5 acres

  • KNOT 1.15 miles per hour

  • LEAGUE In Verne’s context, 2.16 miles

  • LITER Roughly 1 quart

  • METER Roughly 1 yard, 3 inches

  • - MILLIMETER Roughly 1/25 of an inch

  • - CENTIMETER Roughly 2/5 of an inch

  • - DECIMETER Roughly 4 inches

  • - KILOMETER Roughly 6/10 of a mile

  • - MYRIAMETER Roughly 6.2 miles