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99% Invisible

280- Half Measures

25:38 | Oct 18th, 2017

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The United States is one of just a handful of countries that that isn’t officially metric. Instead, Americans measure things our own way, in units that are basically inscrutable to non-Americans, near...Show More


epekilis recommended:Jan 30th, 2018

Why hasn’t the US gone metric? Largely because they industrialized before global commercial activity was important. But blaming it on crackpot astrologers who thought that the word of God was expressed in inches is so much more fun.

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