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    The smoot ( /ˈsmt/) is a nonstandard unit of length created as part of an MIT fraternity prank. It is named after Oliver R. Smoot, a fraternity pledge to Lambda Chi Alpha, who in October 1958 lay on the Harvard Bridge (between Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts), and was used by his fraternity brothers to measure the length of the bridge.

    One smoot is equal to Oliver Smoot's height at the time of the prank (five feet and seven inches ~1.70 m).[1] The bridge's length was measured to be 364.4 smoots (620.1 m) plus or minus one ear, with the "plus or minus" intended to express uncertainty of measurement.[2] Over the years the "or minus" portion has gone astray in many citations, including the markings at the site itself, but has now been enshrined in stone by Smoot's college class.[3]

    I much prefer the mystery of the Fender Talk Smoot. I believe that supercedes any Lambda Chi Alpha crap anyday.
    I'm not sayin' that, I'm just sayin'......

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    Aw, now, you done gone and ruined it! I swear that Snappy Sammy Smoot was well over 5 foot 7", so I have to call these MIT guys out!
    The Human Torch was denied a bank loan.

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    It's a smoot!
    I'm not sayin' that, I'm just sayin'......

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    It's not a smoot unless it's our smoot. Any other so-called "smoot" is obviously a counterfeit.


    Smoot to live; live to smoot!!
    Bottle Rocket Scientist.....

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    I'm a smoot +1, go the short guys!

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    So many smoots to cross...
    Some contend that rock 'n roll is bad for the body & bad for the soul
    Bad for the heart, bad for the mind, bad for the deaf & bad for the blind.
    It makes some men crazy and they talk like fools.
    Makes some men crazy and they start to drool.

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    You want the smoot? You can't handle the smoot!
    The Human Torch was denied a bank loan.

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    I'm a smoot criminal

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    I say we call the Smoot Police
    I'm a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.

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    I'm a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.

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