How many fermi in 1 smoot? The answer is 1.7018E+15. We assume you are converting between fermi and smoot. You can view more details on each measurement unit: fermi or smoot The SI base unit for length is the metre. 1 metre is equal to 1.0E+15 fermi, or 0.58761311552474 smoot. Note that rounding errors may occur, so always check the results. Use this page to learn how to convert between fermis and smoots. Type in your own numbers in the form to convert the units!
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A smoot is a unit of distance (or "length", as physical scientists say) used for measuring the Harvard Bridge. It is named after an MIT fraternity pledge at Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, Oliver R. Smoot (class of 1962). In October of 1958, fellow students helped Mr. Smoot measure the length of the bridge by placing him end to end and marking the increments. Oliver was a top student at MIT and went on to run NIST, the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The smoot is equal to his height (five feet and seven inches -- 1.70 m), and the bridge's length was measured to be "364.4 smoots plus one ear".
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