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Whatever Happened to the Metric System?
- How America Kept Its Feet
- By: John Bemelmans Marciano
- Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
- Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
The American standard system of measurement is a unique and odd thing to behold with its esoteric, inconsistent standards: 12 inches in a foot, three feet in a yard, 16 ounces in a pound, 100 pennies to the dollar. For something as elemental as counting and estimating the world around us, it seems like a confusing tool to use. So how did we end up with it? Most of the rest of the world is on the metric system, and for a time in the 1970s America appeared ready to make the switch.
- By Will on 01-13-15
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