Beakman explains the history behind the creation of measurements. He mentions that King Edward II declared that all measurements would be universal and that he created the inch by putting three barley seeds end to end. Through this process, he created standarized measurement. Beakman explains how to get an approximate measurement of something large by using its shadow and the shadow of the measuring stick.
Bill provides a brief background on the history of measurement and explains why humans developed standard units of measurement. He explains how the meter was developed and talks about the simplicity of the metric system.
Cintronella Jones catches a man making counterfeit meter sticks and arrests him because he is violating measurement standards. Later, a girl indicates that a meter is standardized across different countries in the world and even on the moon.
Matt and Inez need to determine the correct cage size to obtain in order to safely fit Spout in it. They measure Spout's size in relation to Glowlas and find that eight Glowlas is roughly equivalent to one Spout. When they see Spout on television, they take the opportunity to estimate his size, in meters, by comparing him to a hotel. They choose the cage size based on their estimate.