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Fahrenheit, explained to the rest of the world


Since I've moved to the US in 2010, there's one thing that I still don't fully understand: the imperial system. Virtually every country on earth uses Celsius but America has yet to follow. Although it might not seem like a big deal, not using the metric system puts America at a great disadvantage. For example, American kids have to learn 2 sets of measurements making science education even more difficult. On top of that, American companies have to produce extra products to export to metric countries. So why does the United States still have such an antiquated system of measurement?

Read more about Fahrenheit here: https://www.vox.com/2015/2/16/8031177/america-fahrenheit

Read more about the metric system here: https://www.vox.com/2014/5/29/5758542/time-for-the-US-to-use-the-metric-system


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  • Aubree Added Why did the rest of the world change then? We had a good system, I don't see the problem with it, then everyone else switched to Celsius, and you want us to change now. I'm learning about this is math and it might be better for us to learn both just for practice of multiplication and what not. I think its not our fault though.






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