Besides feet, gallons, kilometers and other such scientifically-accepted terms, there's a whole host of unscientific, colloquial units of measurement we use almost without thinking about it. How many times, for instance, have you heard something's height compared to the Empire State Building? Or been told that something was so many football fields long? This is a look at some of our more unusual units of what I call "folk" measurement -- some more widely used than others.
The mickey, for instance, was... READ ON