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From Celebrity Scales to Measuring Tape Toilet Paper

 - Feb 3, 2009
How do you measure up? This cluster takes a look at some of the most innovative measuring devices, from tattooed rulers to chairs that weigh you.

People have always been intrigued by numbers, using them as a guide post for comparison, but for some, the fixation on numbers has turned into an obsession. From constantly stepping on the scale, to measuring the sizes of your body parts, to counting calories, we're beginning to monitor our bodies as if they are machines.

Cycle through this cluster for a look into the numbers that interest people, and the innovative ways in which these units are found, from towels that measure your waist, to scales that compare your weight or height to certain celebrities.