Did You Know?

February 1, 2007 — 1 Comment

The term “the whole nine yards ” dates from World War II. When fighter pilots armed their planes, the .50 caliber machine-gun ammunition belts loaded into the fuselage measured exactly 27 feet. If a pilot fired all his ammo at one target, it got “the whole nine yards.”

From “That’s a Fact Jack” by Harry Bright and Jakob Anser

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One response to Did You Know?

  1. That's a "things that make ya say hmmmm" kinda trivia.

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