U.S. ends survey foot use, requires ‘international foot’ measurements – Washington Times

In this April 18, 1958 file photo, Philip N. Brooks, right, a New York State surveyor, takes a look through his transit on the Tuscarora Indian Reservation near Niagara Falls, N.Y., while Tuscarora Chief Elton Black Cloud Greene watches. The tribe is resisting state seizure of their land for a power project. In 1959, the U.S. government started the switch from the U.S. survey foot to the international foot, and it will finish the job in 2022. (AP Photo)

Change is afoot for the official measuring stick used to size up big places in America.

Source: U.S. ends survey foot use, requires ‘international foot’ measurements – Washington Times

Puerto de Altura (Progreso Pier) – Progreso, Mexico – Atlas Obscura

It would take you approximately an hour and a half to walk to the end of Mexico’s largest pier.

Source: Puerto de Altura (Progreso Pier) – Progreso, Mexico – Atlas Obscura

Scotland’s Tiny Artificial Islands Date to the Stone Age | Smart News | Smithsonian

Crannog with Causeway

Five crannogs in the Outer Hebrides were built 5,000 years ago, perhaps for ritual purposes

Source: Scotland’s Tiny Artificial Islands Date to the Stone Age | Smart News | Smithsonian