Sunday, April 4, 2010

Beware of the metric system


Jewish date:  20 Nisan 5770 (Parashath Shemini).

Today’s quasi-holidays:  International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action (UN), National Repot your Plant Day, National Reading a Roadmap Day.

Today’s news and commentary:
Today’s weird thing is “America’s Sacrifice: How the USA Saved Popular Culture by Avoiding the Metric System”, in which the author has gone to ridiculous lengths to convert popular culture references from imperial to metric measurements to show the results of metrification.  (I blame our politicians for us being stuck with a measurement system which is not only different from that used by the rest of the planet, but also markedly inferior.)  Enjoy, share the weirdness, and ḥagh sameaḥ.

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