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Quickly, how many pounds are there in 100 ounces? How many feet are there in a mile? Which is greater: 5.5 pints, 94 fluid ounces, or 3 quarts? How many square yards are there in an acre?
Marge: Now, I know you haven't liked some of my past suggestions, like switching to the metric system...
Abe: The metric system is the tool of the devil! My car gets forty rods to the hogshead and that's the way I likes it!
According to the US CIA World Factbook in 2006, the International System of Units is the official system of measurement for all nations except for Burma, Liberia, and the United States (some sources identify Burma and/or Liberia as metric, however).
Originally posted by Raud
So, let President Barack Hussein Obama enforce the change we all have been waiting for. Let the measurements comply globally.
This is what we have all been waiting for!
Originally posted by Uniceft17
As far as i'm concerned Americans like the system we already have in place, and you're from Europe so I don't really see how you can say this is what we have all been waiting for, do you have a source to back that up?
I'm not sure the metric system would be what guarantees Obama's place in the annals of history. In fact I'm not even sure it would be momentous when looked back upon.
Man, you guys are hatin'!
Originally posted by Voyager1
1 foot is such a handy measuring tool.