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.
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.
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.