Fascinating Facts

By admin
01 March 2014

Do you know where the term "the whole nine yards" comes from? Find out more.

The term "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. If the pilots fired all their ammo at a target, it got the "whole 9 yards."

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