In ancient India, small length measurements used were an 'angul' (finger) or a mutthi (fist). People also used the length of human feet for measurements. Why did we stop using these methods?
Size of the body parts varies from human to human.
Traders requested not to use these methods.
United Nations put a ban on these methods after Second World War.
Indian 'angul' or 'foot' was not considered trustworthy.