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is a massive Waterloo Vase marble urn, 15 feet (4.6 metres) high and weighing 15 tons (13.6 metric tons), which was commissioned by French leader Napoleon but ultimately became an ornament in the British monarch's Buckingham Palace Gardens?
, tallest building in Tulsa Oklahoma is the 667- foot (203 m) BOK Tower?
, tallest building in Minneapolis Minnesota is the 792- foot (241 m) IDS Tower (pictured)?
restricts the height of buildings in Heights of Buildings Act of 1910 Washington D.C. to 20 ft (6 m) taller than the width of the street they face?
the original version of the
Gettysburg Cyclorama (detail pictured), a cylindrical painting of almost 300 feet (91 m) in length, recently sold for a reported US$10 million?
the peak of
(1620 Mount Hikurangi metres) is the highest non-volcanic peak on the North Island of New Zealand?
there have been at least fifteen deaths at the
Welsh cave in the last twenty years, all but one in the seven- Porth yr Ogof metre-deep Resurgance Pool?
the unusual configuration of the
running track at in Mike A. Myers Stadium Austin, Texas – 84 m straights and 118 m curves – has garnered it a reputation as one of the fastest tracks in the world?
the tallest of the
in the Kelso Dunes Mojave Desert rises 200 metres above the surrounding terrain?
is a Flying Dragon lizard that has skin membranes which it uses to glide distances over 7 metres?
is the longest broadfish tapeworm tapeworm in humans, averaging ten metres long and that it can shed up to a million eggs a day?
is probably the tallest professional Will Jefferson cricketer ever, at about 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) tall?
the Tuggerah Lakes (pictured), located on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia, cover a total area of 77 square kilometres yet have an average depth of less than two metres?
holds the sixth-fastest recorded time for a Neil Gardner Jamaican 400 m hurdler?
was winner of the controversial 400- Wyndham Halswelle metre run at the 1908 Summer Olympics?
, located 149.5 Yoshioka-Kaitei Station metres below sea level within the Seikan Tunnel, is the deepest underground station in Japan?
banded archerfish (pictured) is able to hit targets up to three metres away by shooting jets of water from its mouth?
genus includes many large Brachyplatystoma species of Amazonian catfish, including one which may reach about 3.6 metres (almost 12 feet) in length?
, an Pachycheilosuchus Early Cretaceous crocodile relative, was less than a meter (3.3 ft) long and had an armored neck?
, winner of the 5000 Joseph Guillemot m at the 1920 Olympics, was a pack-a-day smoker?
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Question 1: In 1791, the ________ selected the meridional definition over the pendular definition because the force of gravity varies slightly over the surface of the Earth, which affects the period of a pendulum.
Question 2: The metre (or meter) is the basic unit of length in the ________ (SI).
Question 3: Decimal multiples such as and kilometre are indicated by adding centimetre ________ to metre.
Question 4: 1795 — Provisional metre bar constructed of ________.
Question 5: where λ is the determined wavelength; c is the speed of light in ideal vacuum; n is the ________ of the medium in which the measurement is made; and f is the frequency of the source.
Question 6: 1983 October 21 — The seventeenth CGPM defines the metre as equal to the distance travelled by ________ in vacuum during a time interval of of a 1 ⁄ 299,792,458 second.
Question 8: ________ chose to use meter in accordance with the United States Government Printing Office Style Manual.
Question 10: In 1983, the metre was redefined as the distance travelled by light in ________ in of a 1 ⁄ 299,792,458 second.