The real reasons the US refuses to go metric
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 Published On Jun 25, 2019

In 1975, the US had their shot at going metric... but we blew it. Over 40 years later, we’re still entangled in mass confusion. In this video, we take a look at why our old system of measures has held out for so long, why Americans are so hesitant to make the switch, and most importantly, how metric might already be here to stay.

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