The Exciting World of Metrics
Posted 23 August 2009 - 06:08 PM
Note: This was not a lunchbox I originally owned as a child. I bought it in a kitschy retro-70s-&-80s-crap store in downtown Portland a few years ago. Back in my elementary school years, I rolled with a sweet Return of the Jedi lunchbox, and then later on an even more awesome Dragon's Lair lunchbox.
Posted 03 September 2009 - 03:51 PM
What you still use the 'standard' system?
Yes I'm late and just catching up...
I rember when the US was all geared up to do the switch and then they figured out how much it would cost to replace all of the road signs that gave number of miles too and speed limits. It was never funded so it never happened aside from the part where the government did not have to pay (labeling on packages). So to this day pacakges are marked in both standard and metric and serve as a ready reference when doing unit conversions durring dinner.
Posted 03 September 2009 - 05:42 PM
Posted 03 September 2009 - 06:57 PM
Yeah and in what other countries does inflammable mean flammable?
Just like in the US - where the oz can measure mass *and* volume!
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