A mile is a unit of length, usually used to measure distance, in a number of different systems.
In contemporary English contexts, mile most commonly refers to the statute mile of 5,280 feet or the nautical mile of 1,852 meters. A tatute mile originates from a statute of the Parliament of England in 1592 during the reign of Elizabeth I. The statute is divided into eight furlongs.
The mile high club is a slang term applied collectively to individuals who have engaged in sexual intercourse while on board an aircraft in flight at least 1 mile above the Earth.
Some people attribute the allure of the club to the lower atmospheric pressure in the flight cabin, which they claim increases the intensity of orgasms. Another explanation is the vibration of the airplane, which may make arousal easier. Others say they have fantasies about pilots or flight attendants, or a fetish about planes themselves.
For many others, perhaps the majority, the appeal of joining the MHC is the thrill of doing something taboo and the thrill of the risk of being discovered.
Food miles are a way of working out the environmental impact of the food we buy. They measure the the distance food travels from field.
Half the vegetables and 95 per cent of the fruit eaten in the UK comes from beyond our shores.