Mind blown, I never realized this coincidence:

You can use the next number in the Fibonacci sequence (1 1 2 3 5 8 13 21 34) to convert from miles to kilometers.

For example, 13 miles is 21 kilometers.



@fribbledom Not quite. 1 mile is approximately 1.6km, so there is quite a bit of rounding error involved, and this breaks down as the Fibonacci sequence gets bigger. But for the most part its close enough

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@fribbledom If you want a precise conversion, 1 mile is precisely equal to 1.609344km ;)

@matt @fribbledom ~1.8 kilometers if we talk about nautical miles. I mean, mile is just a bad unit :X

@matt @fribbledom "My house was XXX inches tall before the great fire of London and YYY inches after the great fire of london." "Oh did it burn down?" "No, the inch burned down and was changed."

@matt @sheogorath @fribbledom Which ones? British or US? Weight or volume? Troy or avoirdupois?

@sheogorath @matt @fribbledom Unless you're talking about Swedish miles, which is equal to 10 km.

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