Re: Cliff Claven trivia

CobraBoy (
Mon, 4 Nov 1996 15:22:07 -0800

At 3:04 PM -0800 11/4/96, Dan Kohn wrote:
>>Some interesting trivia:

cool stuff Dan...

>>The term "the whole 9 yards" came from WWII fighter pilots in the South
>>Pacific. When arming their airplanes on the ground, the .50 caliber
>>machine gun ammo belts measured exactly 27 feet, before being loaded
>>the fuselage. If the pilots fired all their ammo at a target, it got
>>whole 9 yards."

my understanding is that the term comes from the total coverage area of
cement in a cement truck.

We used the whole 9 (square) yards...



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