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Quick Questions: Language and Measures

It’s common to hear people complaining that America doesn’t use the metric system. It’s easier, it’s universally understood (outside of America), it brings the scientific community together, and on and on. Do these same people believe that everyone should just start speaking the same language? If not, what’s the relevant difference? Share This:

Down With the Metric System

I went to see Eddie Izzard the other night. It was a very funny show. He did one bit about how Myanmar, Liberia and the U.S. are the only countries that haven’t converted to the Metric System.  It was a funny bit.  And it got me thinking.  Personally, I’m glad there are three countries that […]