Did you ever wonder…


… what happened to Oliver Smoot? For those unaware, Oliver Smoot is the man who’s body was used to measure the Harvard bridge during a fraternity pledge event in 1958. The Lambda Chi Alpha brothers laid him end to end, measuring the length of the bridge to be 364.4 Smoots plus 1 Ear. So, just what happened to this infamous standard of measure?
He became the chairman of the American National Standards Institute and president of the International Organization for Standardization. Would you have expected anything else?


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