A much-needed xkcd

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I like to seize upon opportunities to promote the metric system because the fact that the United States along with our pals Liberia and Myanmar still cling to systems other than the metric system is shameful.

I would also like to point out that U.S. Customary Units are already based on the metric system, so we are technically already using it, we just like causing ridiculous headaches for the sake of being quaint.


About Meng Bomin

Real name Benjamin Main, I am a graduate of Grinnell College with a degree in Biological Chemistry.
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One Response to A much-needed xkcd

  1. Common Sense says:

    hahaha . . . some of those are cute. We had a series of “cheats” back when I was in my engineering courses, such as converting from Celsius to Fahrenheit. Instead of using the formula:

    F = (9/5 * C) + 32,

    we would use:

    F = (2 * C) + 30.

    Not accurate for performing specific calculations, but when it came to reading gauges (or simply traveling abroad), it was close enough.

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