Stupid Question of the Day

How was Everest’s height measured before Hilary [sic] and Tenzing conquered it?
Daily Mirror reader M Fielder, from Whitstable

I can’t quite get over that phrase “before Hillary and Tenzing conquered it.” Does M Fielder think that Hillary and Tenzing climbed up to the summit holding one end of a giant tape measure?

Proof, if proof was needed, that some people did not learn much in their maths lessons, especially the ones about trigonometry.

I blame the maths teachers.

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