how long is an era?

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  1. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    does anyone know without looking it up?

    i did look it up.
     
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    It can be a few years or a few centuries...its just the length of time something definitive lasts...
     
  5. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    I don't think it's a set number of years – but rather a period of time distinguished from other periods of times by, er... something distinguishing. :eek:
     
  6. jng macrumors 65816

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    depends on the era concerned.
    and it doesn't have to be really long either, e.g.
    Nazi era is 1933-1945 - 12 years
     
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    Ooh, I know that one, four and three quarter inches ...
     
  8. kuebby macrumors 68000

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    I agree.

    For example, the time period known as the "60s" (1960s) is an era known for the loosening of social standards and more liberal politics. But it didn't really start in 1960, at least according to a history professor of mine. According to him it went from the assasination of Kennedy in 1963 to the end of combat operations in Vietnam in 1973.
     
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    An era is 214 years, then. :p
     
  10. Leareth macrumors 68000

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    Depends if it is a geological era or a calendar era.
     
  11. Teh Don Ditty macrumors G4

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    well era is a precise formula used to determine how many runs a pitcher gives up per game.
     
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    Era lasts 18 or 36 wash cycles, depending on which bottle you buy.
     
  13. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Not really. Both are entirely dependent on a series of events; although, geological eras do have a tendency to be longer. ;)
     
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    Any ERA is fine, as long as it stays under 3.50 :D
     
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    Isn't an 'era' something to do with the time the zodiac takes to complete a rotation or something?? I'm sure I read that somewhere...25,000 years..?

    I dunno...maybe that's an "age"
     
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    Ah the classic comic classified ad. "FOR SALE - Piece of string: Length, as described"
     
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    Whos ERA was 10,0000?!!! :eek: that dude needs some HGH
     
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    Actually, to be technical, an era is the number of runs given up every nine innings (or a projected number of runs for every nine innings). I don't think we'd want to see how many runs the fat toad would give up in a whole game.
     
  19. Teh Don Ditty macrumors G4

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    I meant per nine. Thanks for correcting me!

    :eek: I haven't heard that name spoken in a really long time! Brings back horrific memories! Make it stop!
     
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    you forget tot mention it is EARNED runs so errors that allow a run to score dont count
     
  21. Luis macrumors 65816

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    It depends:D
     
  22. xJulianx macrumors 6502a

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    Twice the length it is from one end to the middle. :p
     
  23. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Well this thread has certainly stayed on topic. :rolleyes:

    How's about we just get the answer now, since we're all just engaging in pointless banter?
     
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