Discussion in 'Int Corps' started by Dubb_al_Ibn, Aug 1, 2006.

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  1. I'm sitting here measuring the credit/debit cards in my wallet (waiting for an appointment in an NHS hospital) and they are all 86mm by 54mm. That doesn't even equate to anything in proper (imperial) measurements. (Okay, I know one of them has that strange rounded corner.)


    Who decided on this size ?
    Why ?

  2. i think they decided on that size so that they would fit in the card slots on machines.
  3. You're not as stupid as you look...
  4. taking it a stage further.......why a 54mm wide slot in the machine?

    I feel I've got to get to the bottom of this.
  5. I admire the foresight of those half a century ago who invented business cards so that they would one day be the same size as credit cards, and therefore fit into my wallet.
  6. Because the midget inside the machine only has a small hand.
  7. because thats the size of the card.
  8. They are the same size as the standard size playing cards as specified by J. Edgar Hoover as part of his regulation of the gaming and lotteries industry.
  9. So why did the guy who invented the vacuum cleaner decide on what size a playing card should be?
  10. [​IMG]

    "Well, check out the big brain on Brad..."
  11. he stipulated that size so that they wouldn't accidentally get sucked up into the nozzle.
  12. Wah! :D
  13. Nobody could be as stupid as CR looks......... :lol:
  14. who is he then? does he look as stupid as howayman? :)
  15. of course not, nobody could look that stupid.