Is The Metric System Actually Better?

15 aug. 2020
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[1] www.nasa.gov/specials/apollo50th/pdf/A11_MissionReport.pdf
[2] www.doneyles.com/LM/Tales.html
[3] solarsystem.nasa.gov/missions/mars-climate-orbiter/in-depth/
[4] www.nytimes.com/1983/07/30/us/jet-s-fuel-ran-out-after-metric-conversion-errors.html
[5] www.nist.gov/si-redefinition/meet-constants
[6] www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2010/09/tut-dna-dobbs/#:~:text=And%20while%20royal%20families%20in,frequently%20married%20among%20close%20relatives.
[7] www.bipm.org/en/about-us/member-states/
[8]www.nist.gov/si-redefinition/meet-constants

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  • that was spicy

    MasterDecoyMasterDecoy2 uur geleden
  • The real reason we still use imperial units is to preserve them, say some random hiker finds an old carving in a tree from early settlers that says the location of some cache, it would be in imperial units so if we switched to metric he might not know what 1 foot was.

    tater anustater anus6 uur geleden
  • Your points are well taken. But the imperial system is not totally without basis. The imperial "foot" system is based on 12 subdivisions instead of 10, as 12 can be divided more whole ways than 10. That is, 2, 3, 4, and 6 versus only 2 and 5. Further, each of those inch divisions can then be subdivided by ½, ¼, ⅛, .... 1/(2^n) fractional parts, which can be precisely represented in a binary number system with only a few bits--something not possible in metric. And like the imperial foot, there are 12 hours on the clock face rather than 10 for the exact same reason. Get back to us when you convince the world to switch to base 10 clocks.

    Barry SanfordBarry Sanford7 uur geleden
  • Couldn’t agree more and I’m from NY, we use metric for most school stuff and everything science related

    Bob BobbersonBob Bobberson9 uur geleden
  • 10mm is 1cm, 100cm is 1m, 1000m is 1km Vs Kings feet is queens feet squared and then halfed bro and its called foot

    Mikko LappalainenMikko Lappalainen9 uur geleden
  • Flat earth is measured in miles, isn't it?

    ThunderBassist JayThunderBassist Jay9 uur geleden
  • I've seen many of these videos, but the reality is that no one argues with that anymore. It's just that the vast majority of people in the US aren't scientists, so it doesn't affect them so politicians don't care. It's just apathy and inertia, like daylight savings time.

    Ben PeeplesBen Peeples11 uur geleden
  • Of course metric sistem is superior, how you c an calculted the equivalence in icnes wahat a nanometer is.

    Volker Fritz OpitzVolker Fritz Opitz13 uur geleden
  • 👍🏼

    RaymondRaymond17 uur geleden
  • Yes

    Bartosz BaranBartosz Baran19 uur geleden
  • And I have for decades wondered: "How the h*ll did a country, that use imperial meassures, manage to put people on the moon and get them back alive?" The answer: They used the metric system!!! :-D And to think I have allways imagined the engineers standing around that rocket to be, argueing about 16th's and 32th's of an inch... -Go figure... Haha!

    Marcus BondeMarcus Bonde19 uur geleden
  • 13 minutes of you insulting us British

    Joshua PriceJoshua PriceDag geleden
  • why does he sound so angry about it?

    monkey man Varennemonkey man VarenneDag geleden
  • And for some reason we are the best country in the world. 🤔

    GilbertGilbert2 dagen geleden
    • 'Murica!!

      ElysiumElysiumDag geleden
  • This is the most hilarious episode. Nein Nein Nein !!!

    Andrei LarionovAndrei Larionov2 dagen geleden
  • US based engineer here. Yes, i work with both systems. 99% of the time it's no big deal, 1% of time there's a small confusion. The reason US can't move away from imperial to mm is not politics, or education, but of supply and demand. It's really a chicken or the egg problem. In many cases, raw materials in the US are made to imperial units - say 3/32" stock. That's appx. 4.8mm. But you can't put 4.8mm in your drawing because your purchasing people and vendors need to order 3/32". and since there's no demand on 4.8mm (or 5mm) stock, the only available material is 3/32" Plumbing is worse. Pipes are made 1" ,2", and 3" with 1/2" sizes. These are much much simpler than 25.4/50.8/76.2mm. And new pipes need to fit existing pipes. Can't exactly go to metric without major (and costly) overhaul In the last few decades, there's been alot of progress in the fastener world, using metric fasteners over SAE, but even then, it's not as widely used as it should be. Yes it's a pain, but US decided to use imperial when industrializing over a 100 years ago, and it's stuck with it. Europe had an easier time adopting metric since their industrial base was destroyed and had to rebuild twice during the two world wars.

    masterkang1024masterkang10242 dagen geleden
    • ​@masterkang1024You have neither admitted to nor corrected the error which you wrote in “3/32" stock. That's appx. 4.8mm” Australia makes 5.3 million tonnes (NOT tons) of steel per year. (www.steel.org.au/about-us/our-industry/) and the USA makes 100 million “metric tons” (which is “tonnes”) per year. (It is "interesting" that the figures ARE given in "metric tons" (Tonnes] as 1 "Metric Ton" = 1000 kg.)) Since 1 Tonne = 1000 Kilogram (Kg), one Million Tonnes = 1 Gigagram (Gg). However, Australia has a population of 25.5 Million and the USA has a population of 331 million. Hence the steel production per person per annum is Gg Population Kg/Person Australia 5.3 25500000 208 USA 100 331000000 302 So, the USA now produces almost 50% more steel per person than does Australia. However, I submit that, while the difference is somewhat significant, it is not "overwhelming". Further, in the early 1970s (when Australia transitioned to SI) the population was about 14 000 000 but steel production was 7.2 million tonnes per annum, which was then 514 kg per person. (tradingeconomics.com/australia/steel-production) You seem to have missed the point concerning the "Soft Conversion" of the dimension "specified" for pipes and their fittings. NOTHING CHANGED, except the "designation" of the size of the pipes and their fittings. These (and other) items continue to be made to the same "standards" as previously. The users (plumbers) now simply think differently from their predecessors but still have fittings which interconnect with those installed before. (No one actually measures such items (to 1/32" or a fraction of a millimetre) prior to using them!) A present day plumber can extend a pipe or replace a fitting installed by his/her Father, Grandfather et al, even although the modern plumber may consider that it is a 25 mm item while his/her predecessor may have considered it to be 1 Inch. While the UK has made a "mess" of its metrication process (ukma.org.uk/press/comparison-with-australia/), it IS largely "metric" - apart from some of the items which you mentioned. (Petrol/Fuel IS sold there in Litres, not gallons.) UK Motorway "driver location posts" ARE installed every 100 metres. (ukma.org.uk/road-signage/metric-road-signs/) Australia (and New Zealand) transitioned to SI (Step-by-Step) over less than ten years because this was "organised" with the cooperation of Government, Business Organisations, Unions etc. and you may read about it in en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metrication_in_Australia and, particularly, in themetricmaven.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Metrication-in-Australia-built-2013-06-24.pdf In contrast, the situation in the USA WAS political: - In 1968 a "U.S. Metric Study" recommended that the United States implement a carefully planned transition to the principal use of the metric system over a decade. Congress passed the Metric Conversion Act of 1975 "to coordinate and plan the increasing use of the metric system in the United States". The United States Metric Board (USMB) was established for planning, coordination, and public education. The public education component led to public ˚ridicule. In 1981 the USMB reported to Congress that it lacked the clear Congressional mandate (and funds) necessary to bring about national conversion. Because of this ineffectiveness and an effort of the Reagan administration - particularly from Lyn Nofziger's efforts as a White House advisor to the Reagan administration, to reduce federal spending - the USMB was disbanded in the autumn of 1982. (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metrication_in_the_United_States) Lyn Nofziger and Frank Mankiewicz were major players in halting the 1970s metrication effort in the United States, largely by convincing President Ronald Reagan to shut down the United States Metric Board (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyn_Nofziger) One might be forgiven for thinking of "sabotage" to describe these events! Note that it was intended to be a "carefully planned" transition. Without an effective (and well funded) USMB, that became impossible! Meanwhile, in Australia - starting in 1970 - this "careful metrication planning" WAS done and you may read about it in the references given above.

      FrodoOne1FrodoOne117 uur geleden
    • ​@FrodoOne1 All i was arguing is that the US manufacturing base is magnitudes bigger than that of Australia. It will be magnitudes more expensive to convert to metric as well. (Australian manufacturing output for 2018 - $ 82.9Billion, US - $2334.6 Billion, all in US dollars) Australia makes 5.3 million tons of steel per year. (www.steel.org.au/about-us/our-industry/). US makes about 100 million tons a year. (www.oecd.org/industry/ind/Item_4_North_American_Industry_24-Sept_2020.pdf - ignore Q2 2020, as that was pandemic) That said, what you describe what Australia did with pipes sounds like a bad compromise. what you call 6mm isn't actually 6mm, etc. That's actually worse than defining an inch on 25.4mm. You're defining 6mm on 1/4in, which is incongruent with 1 in being 25.4mm That brings up an interesting question. While home plumbing may not be a high stakes issue, but you can't go changing up material thickness in structures (by rounding conversion). You'd have to re-test to make sure the product performs the same as old. (US is very litigious, as you may have heard. heck, if we change supplier or even change internal process we'd have to re-test. Change material dimensions? Definitely have to re-test and re-certify). You mentioned English speaking countries. The major ones are US, Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and South Africa. You make it sound like the US is the only one not on metric system. The UK still uses imperial system - miles, gallons-imp, pints of beer, etc. So that's like 81% of "English speaking countries" by population. so In effect, it's actually the minority of the "English speaking nations" that use metric. Australia might have been able to convert to metric because its economy is based on raw material extraction and service sector. Canada as well. I think we can both agree that NZ and SA are rather insignificant compared to the scale of economies we're talking here. That leaves Ireland, and the Green Isle isn't quite known for its industrial output.

      masterkang1024masterkang1024Dag geleden
    • It is quite amazing that people such as you continue to postulate "problems" with any country transitioning to SI usage when any such "problems" have been solved in other countries many years ago. (Also, you posted an inaccuracy, since 3/32" is [about] 2.4 mm and not 4.8 mm - 3/16" is [about] 4.8 mm) You also wrote "Plumbing is worse. Pipes are made 1" ,2", and 3" with 1/2" sizes. These are much much simpler than 25.4/50.8/76.2mm. And new pipes need to fit existing pipes. Can't exactly go to metric without major (and costly) overhaul.) This "problem" was solved in Australia (FIFTY YEARS AGO) by using what is termed a "Soft Conversion". All the sizes of pipes and fittings remained EXACTLY as they had been since first designed but were then "labeled" in a near/approximate "metric" size. Thus, 1/4", 1/2", 5/8", 3/4", 1", 1 1/4", 2", 3" 4", 6" etc. pipes and fittings became referred to as 6 mm, 12 mm, 15 mm, 19 mm (or 20 mm), 25 mm, 50 mm, 75 mm, 100 mm, 150 mm etc. Hence the only "cost" involved was in changing the labels on the items and the dimensions stated in the advertising concerned. (See www.bunnings.com.au/search/products?q=pipes&sort=BoostOrder&page=1 www.bunnings.com.au/search/products?q=copper%20pipes&sort=BoostOrder&page=1 and note that the copper pipes themselves are still oten referred to by their "imperial" dimensions, which has been the practice in Europe for over a century.) As for "raw materials", you may be surprised to see what the sizes of US "lumber" actually are (although this may not be your "area".) www.archtoolbox.com/materials-systems/wood-plastic-composites/dimensional-lumber-sizes-nominal-vs-actual.html If you go by this example you will see that 2 x 4 is actually 1 1/2 x 3 1/2 or (about) 38 mm x 89 mm (!?!?) Now, compare these to the sizes of Australian "Timbers" harpertimber.com.au/industry-standard-timber-sizes/ - where you will find examples such as 90 * 45 mm (These sizes are accurate to the millimetre.) (Note that, in most English speaking countries outside North America, the size of timbers is given with the largest dimension first.) When a Country actually "transitions" to SI, such dimensions/measurements are "rationalized" and "simplified" - for the benefit of all. This HAS been done in countries which actually DID transition during the 1970s. I can assure you that all buildings in Australia (and elsewhere), previously constructed using anything ranging from "Cubits" to "Imperial Measures" have been repaired and reconstructed using material dimensioned in SI units - as required . As we say in this country of Australia, "No problems". You my find the following to be of interest: - nlworld.info/key/video/wKSkmrekh62BkJA nlworld.info/key/video/kpxkmaa9ZIuWaZA

      FrodoOne1FrodoOne1Dag geleden
  • Imagine fighting for independence only to call the units of your supressor freedom-units.

    ErikErik2 dagen geleden
  • If you drive on the right side of the road in England...........

    poorfesorpoorfesor2 dagen geleden
  • I can't see the problem. The drug dealers use grams, the weapon dealers use millimeter, so therefore at least 85% oft the Americans are using the metric system right now. The remaining 15% is too old as it should matter to them or too young, so you can teach them by time..

    Marc SoriatMarc Soriat2 dagen geleden
  • everytime i wanna take a laugh , i watch this video xD

    DingensenDingensen3 dagen geleden
  • Short answer: yes Long answer: yesssss

    Leobardo PinedaLeobardo Pineda3 dagen geleden
  • Y E S. It's better. I don't need to remember 2852ft in a mile or smth i can just remember 1000 like a normal person that uses a system that wasn't invented by a drunk mathematician rolling dice

    im fatim fat3 dagen geleden
    • @FrodoOne1 i don't need s explenation of how the system was developed. I appreciate it but it's unnecessary

      im fatim fat2 dagen geleden
    • @im fat You think so ?

      FrodoOne1FrodoOne12 dagen geleden
    • @FrodoOne1 bruh i don't need a whole explenation lol it was a joke

      im fatim fat2 dagen geleden
    • The British Winchester system (which IS now the US Customary system) was NOT "invented by a drunk mathematician rolling dice" It "developed" over centuries, with many rulers/legislatures attempting to "rationalize" some quite disparate units. For example 12 inches = 1 foot 3 feet = 1 yard 22 yards = 1 chain (cricket pitch) 80 chains = 1 furlong 10 furlongs = 1 mile So 1760 yards (5280 feet) = 1 mile Of course 1000 µm = 1 mm 1000 mm = 1 m 1000 m = 1 km is much better and easier to understand - since The Metric System Is Better By A Thousand. See nlworld.info/key/video/kpxkmaa9ZIuWaZA

      FrodoOne1FrodoOne13 dagen geleden
  • I love how americans are so proud of saying shit about anything made in England and showing despise because the got independent, and then there are some people (I know its not that much) that proceed to keep defending a system which is literally named "imperial"

    gustavo jacobinagustavo jacobina4 dagen geleden
    • @FrodoOne1 it is definitively of interest! Thank you very much

      gustavo jacobinagustavo jacobina2 dagen geleden
    • Also, they do not seem to realize that the USA NEVER adopted the "Imperial" system of units after 1826, when it was introduced to the "British Empire", but kept right on using the British system in existence before 1776 - the "Winchester" system. This is why the US Customary Gallon is smaller than the Imperial Gallon and why there is only 2000 Pounds in a US (Short) Ton, among other differences. (www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/GOVPUB-C13-691a9b38e29a85d0925f4db586b60735/pdf/GOVPUB-C13-691a9b38e29a85d0925f4db586b60735.pdf may be of interest.)

      FrodoOne1FrodoOne13 dagen geleden
  • I prefer Egyptian Measurement System, imagine a mile as 5,280 forearms.

    Trevor BryanTrevor Bryan4 dagen geleden
  • I'm an Australian born in 1960. In my early school years I was taught the (British) Imperial System of Weights and Measures, and can vividly recall my class chanting in unison (another thing of the past): "22 yards, 1 chain; 10 chains, 1 furlong; 8 furlongs, 1 mile." (The Grafton Sisters of Mercy were thorough to a fault.) In 1970 the Federal Government, after twenty years of considering the matter, took the decision to convert to the SI or Metric System, and planning commenced immediately. The implementation phase was very rapid, starting on New Year's Day 1971 and being almost fully completed by the same date in 1975. During this period I learned "the new metric" at school, so I'm right in the middle of a narrow age band of Australians that became "bilingual" and can move fluently within and between the two systems. This was never quite the case for many of my parents' generation, especially the less-educated ones or those whose work didn't require metric system proficiency on a day-to-day basis. It took decades for some of them to become comfortable with some less-used aspects of it. My grandparents' generation, then approaching or already past retirement age, really never embraced the change, although even they soon understood what a litre of milk or a kilogram of meat was. Conversely, people born only six years after me were never to encounter the old Imperial system at all, either at school or in the wider society. Its pounds and ounces, and yards, feet and inches are a foreign language to them. More than once I found myself acting as interpreter between an older and younger person. So, if my own experience is any guide, I suppose I'm saying that, like all change, metric conversion (the official term used in Australia) will prove to be very easy for some Americans, somewhat less so for others, and rather difficult for a few, although they'll adapt to it to the extent that they need to for everyday living. Once seriously embarked upon, there will be no going back. Actually until 1966, when we converted to decimal currency (yes, I remember that too), the USA was more metric than Australia. In the States, 100 cents-as the very name says-equaled one dollar. But Australia's former currency employed the old British taxonomy of pounds, shillings and pence. There were twelve pence (pennies) in a shilling, while twenty shillings made up a pound. This often made calculating monetary transactions a less than instant mental procedure, as you might imagine. There was some opposition to the change from traditionally-minded people, with strident complaints of "Americanisation" and the like. (Largely from the same crowd who a few years later would decry "Napoleon's revenge" and the "soulless cosmopolitanism" that the metric system allegedly would wreak on Australia's culture.) But because everybody has to handle money every day, even the traditionalists quickly appreciated the greater ease that came with the new decimal order-not that the odd die-hard among them would ever admit such a thing of course.

    Alumy CrickAlumy Crick4 dagen geleden
  • Is not America that use imperial system. It is United States. The rest of America uses metric system.

    Arthur QueirozArthur Queiroz4 dagen geleden
    • Well actually not really.several countries use a messed up hybrid system.

      star and foxstar and fox21 uur geleden
  • I think mm and grams are already used in us schools

    Darmok and JaladDarmok and Jalad4 dagen geleden
  • When you say "we need to choose one measurement system" Im hoping your talking about Usa.. I know Americans are entitlet as fuck but not even they can think the rest of the world should change.

    shrimpshrimp4 dagen geleden
  • Is metric a better system than standard? Sure. Should every American be forced to use metric? No. I am not a scientist and I don't care to learn a new system of measures. Do I know how to use metric? Yes. Do I want to? No. Metric is tremendously helpful to science, just leave me the hell alone.

    Ike_of_the_Greil_MercenariesIke_of_the_Greil_Mercenaries4 dagen geleden
  • Correction: (5:40) these arent the 3 primary colours the primary colours are red, blue and yellow.

    Samyek JainSamyek Jain5 dagen geleden
    • Yes and No. If you mix pigments (as in painting) you are using "subtractive" primary colour mixing - and you CANNOT get White from mixing the pigment colours of Magenta (NOT Red), Cyan (NOT Blue) and Yellow. - while you CAN get "Green" (etc.) from mixing Cyan and Yellow (etc.) (Magenta and Cyan are often miscalled Red and Blue, when working with children.) If you mix LIGHT (as in a TV display) you are using "additive" primary colour mixing - using Red, Green and Blue - you can derive all colours (including "White") by adding them in the correct proportions. (Turning them all "off" gives you "Black".) If you don't believe me, get a high magnification "magnifying glass" and examine the screen which you are now watching (or your TV screen). See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_mixing

      FrodoOne1FrodoOne13 dagen geleden
  • Thanks to USA we in Latin america basically have to learn (kind of) both systems, because some products in some areas are measured in imperial, but in school we learn the metric system of course 😌

    Fernando A. TorresFernando A. Torres5 dagen geleden
    • It's not just the USAs fault.several countries still use a hybrid system cuase meteric has a lot of failures.

      star and foxstar and fox21 uur geleden
  • 8:20 so close to perfection

    Andrés PérezAndrés Pérez5 dagen geleden
  • to check your tape measure go to Trafalgar Square in London and you will n all the various units marked in the stone/ inches. feet yards furlong, and one chain

    Ian PrinceIan Prince5 dagen geleden
  • We could have been called Columbians. Columbia was one considered name for the country, and it stuck around in the name of the capital, The District of Columbia. But I guess Colombia makes it hard..

    TSN StonepilotTSN Stonepilot5 dagen geleden
  • Now Brian McManus should learn how to pronounce kilometre. It's kil-uh-mee ter not ki lom eter stress on first syllable. See kilogram, kilohertz etc., then centimetre, millimetre.

    EddyBunterEddyBunter6 dagen geleden
  • I partly agree. The metric system is better for, well, engineering. Yet, the Imperial system is much more intuitive. Take, for example, Fahrenheit and Celsius. With Fahrenheit, 0 is very cold, and 100 is very hot. Most temperatures that people normally experience fit between those 2 memorable numbers. And, with Fahrenheit, each degree difference of 1 is just barely noticeable. Nevertheless, the metric system is better for consistency in conversion, and thus, is better for science.

    Caleb ZCaleb Z6 dagen geleden
    • Celsius isn't a meteric measurement.

      star and foxstar and fox21 uur geleden
  • Assume a shaft is to be manufactured in 30 h7. Then this is a minimum of -21 µm: 29.979 mm. Or 1.18027559 inch. Maybe you're measuring 29.990 mm or 1.18070866 inches. It must not be larger than 30,000 mm or 1.18110236 inches. What is easier to measure to three decimal places or eight decimal places? Maybe you start with fractions.

    Jens SchröderJens Schröder6 dagen geleden
  • I work in a company that sells metal workpieces worldwide. As a European company, millimeters are decisive. However, the drawings for the American market were in inches. That means an extra step, which is prone to errors, to convert everything into millimeters. Fortunately, the customer has now switched and the drawings come in millimeters and inches. If the conversion is not correct, the millimeter measurements apply to us. If the inches don't fit, the customer can order again.

    Jens SchröderJens Schröder6 dagen geleden
  • The imperial system is so much better! I mean: the amount of heat energy generated by 2 slaps divided by the distance when throwing a burger is so much better compared to a meter

    Ville GarvénVille Garvén6 dagen geleden
  • This reminds me of the debate between Analog computers and Digital computers in the 80's. There is no doubt that the scientific community (who insisted that the Analog computer was much better) was right, but for practical reasons the Digital computer won out. The imperial system when used properly (metric supporters never use it correctly) is a digital-ish system, and in many applications it is superior. My father was a carpenter, and could add a list of fractional measurements infinitely long, in his head, in real time, and have an answer faster than I could enter the same number of metric measurements in a calculator. There are advantages to both systems of measurement, but in the end they are just measurement systems neither is "better". The only difference is in the people who use them, and if metric extremists cant handle imperial measurements, then maybe the fault is with them?

    Jim LJim L6 dagen geleden
    • It is interesting that you refer to "metric extremists" - whoever they may be. As one who "grew up" until his "thirties" using "Imperial" measures (when my country (Australia) "transitioned" to SI units) I can state that using millimetres, as opposed to using 1/16", 1/8", 1/4", 1/2" etc., is a whole lot easier. I invite you to view nlworld.info/key/video/kpxkmaa9ZIuWaZA and nlworld.info/key/video/wKSkmrekh62BkJA themetricmaven.com/the-invisible-metric-embargo/ should also be of interest.

      FrodoOne1FrodoOne13 dagen geleden
  • AMERICA IS NUMBER ONE! If you use metric you are wrong

    Jay ManfredoJay Manfredo6 dagen geleden
  • Imperial is vastly superior.

    Jay ManfredoJay Manfredo6 dagen geleden
  • "Nein! Nein! Nein! Nine friends, a popular man!"

    AndreAndre6 dagen geleden
  • So.... All the science that USA a and USSR be arrogant for is due is actually German?

    Syed Usama ManzoorSyed Usama Manzoor7 dagen geleden
  • 1 km=1000 meters or 10 000 decimeters or 100 000 centimeters. 1 mile=1760 yards or 5280 feet or 63 360 inches. What system is most insane?

    grimlundgrimlund7 dagen geleden
    • @grimlund you missed one! 1 mile = 1760 yards or 5280 feet or 63 360 inches OR 253,440 quarters! Explanation: In the US timber industry a piece of wood is very often referred to as 8 quarter (thick) which I finally worked out means 2 inches. The Imperial system must go.

      Pablo SerazioPablo Serazio20 uur geleden
    • Neither is insane. Insanity is characteristic ascribed to humans not things. It means that a person is not criminally culpable for reason of mental illness.

      GH1618GH16185 dagen geleden
  • Imperial is as understandable as that one girl's signals you don't get.

    {Larry Cosmoc, The Brownie Man}{Larry Cosmoc, The Brownie Man}7 dagen geleden
    • No it's not.

      star and foxstar and fox21 uur geleden
  • Yes

    Krwiomocz.Bogurodzicy ⓋKrwiomocz.Bogurodzicy Ⓥ7 dagen geleden
  • Hell yeah matric is best. Imperial is so worst. 😁

    shubham tiwarishubham tiwari8 dagen geleden
    • Unless it comes to real world measurments in fractions.

      star and foxstar and fox21 uur geleden
  • I only have two things to say, fractions are more precise than decimals and England invented the word soccer.

    Devan EwingDevan Ewing8 dagen geleden
    • England may have invented the word soccer but they stopped using it 40 years ago.

      Pablo SerazioPablo Serazio20 uur geleden
  • drugs, gun ammunition, km/h is adapted into the cars speed window, measuring such as ml/cl or Liter on bottles, all PC hardware measurements across the world (US included) is in millimeter, and several other things is in metric. When you educate yourself to become a nurse, doctor etc in the medical field, you are forced to learn the metric, because you never know when you might have to interact with someone who doesn't know or understand the imperial system. In other words, people just tends to be more ignorant about the metric system in the US.

    VoldoracVoldorac9 dagen geleden
    • Medical practice in the United States is almost entirely metric. Doctors, nurses, and others use metric units as a routine matter, not because some patients are more familiar with metric units. All medicine, even aspirin, is marked in metric units.

      GH1618GH16189 dagen geleden
  • Pew pew~ lol

    Daniel XDaniel X9 dagen geleden
  • I was fine with this video until this moment 7:19 I was personally offended being a son of two cousins

    A Simp WeebA Simp Weeb9 dagen geleden
    • @GH1618 "metric fanatics" you mean 95% of people? Even those who put the first men to the moon?

      My Name Is JeffMy Name Is Jeff7 dagen geleden
    • Metric fanatics make a lot of stupid statements like that. Queen Victoria married her cousin, but I don’t think she personally created the Imperial System. It was introduced before she became Queen.

      GH1618GH16189 dagen geleden
  • be good if you could correctly spell "Metre" -- not Meter.

    Eric ChurchyardEric Churchyard9 dagen geleden
    • @GH1618 - NO ! - come on A "meter" is a device you use to measure something .... such as "voltmeter" etc ... But length - definitely " metre"

      Eric ChurchyardEric Churchyard8 dagen geleden
    • Laboratoire national de métrologie et d'essais uses the “meter” spelling in its English-language pages.

      GH1618GH16189 dagen geleden
  • It is. Because it METRIC...

    Typ aus HessenTyp aus Hessen9 dagen geleden
    • @FrodoOne1 No shit Sherlock??

      Typ aus HessenTyp aus HessenDag geleden
    • METRIC only means "measure".

      FrodoOne1FrodoOne1Dag geleden
  • Yes

    CaniusLaniusCaniusLanius9 dagen geleden
  • I agree totally. I hate carrying around metric and sae tools. I hate having to convert or memorize fractional inch to decimal inch conversions. I don't like having to calculate how many watts are in a horsepower.

    Ryan HanksRyan Hanks10 dagen geleden
  • 6:06 Density's unit is wrong. Just nitpicking. Great Video Bdw ❤️🔥

    Krish TayalKrish Tayal10 dagen geleden
  • The answer to the title is yes, and the sad thing for you Americans is that the rest of the world knows it since 1795.

    LlfysnLlfysn10 dagen geleden
    • The answer is no and several countries have a screwed up hybrid system cuase of it. Fractions beat out metric in the real world.

      star and foxstar and fox21 uur geleden
  • For anyone who prefers Imperial because it is designed for everyday use, I have a simple question: I have a pool 10 x 10 x 2 m (yd). How many liters (gallons) of water will fit in it and how many kilograms (pounds) does this water weigh? You have 5 seconds to answer without a calculator. These are the answers: Metric: 200,000 liters, 200,000 kg Imperial: ... who cares

    Michal KožaMichal Koža10 dagen geleden
    • @star and fox "While metric is all about the exact numbers.which sounds good on paper till you have to try to divide up a 10 based system to cook for 4 poeple.good luck getting whole numbers." Do you mean division by 4? An example from one real recipe from the USA:: 7 oz marshmallow (200 g) ⅔ cup peanut butter (160 g) 8 cups popcorn (80 g)... Which is easier to divide by 4? Using a cup for flour or sugar is easy, but how do you measure out 2/3 cup of peanut butter? It sticks ... It's definitely faster to weigh 160 grams.

      Michal KožaMichal Koža12 uur geleden
    • @star and fox "How often do you need to know information like that?" For example, when I need to calculate how long it will take to fill a pool. Or the weight of the water I need to know when the pool will be built on the roof of the building. So you confirmed to me that I was right when I wrote: "Imperial: ... who cares"

      Michal KožaMichal Koža12 uur geleden
    • How often do you need to know information like that?like serouisly why do you need to know the weight if you aren't building the pool?what purpose does knowing the weight even serve? Also that is comparing apples to oranges. Imperial is a FRACTION based measurement system meaning if you need to do something like divide up milk for a recipe you can easily do it without a second thought. While metric is all about the exact numbers.which sounds good on paper till you have to try to divide up a 10 based system to cook for 4 poeple.good luck getting whole numbers. you don't need to know exact exact measurements all the time.in fact most the time it's just useless extra information that slows you down.

      star and foxstar and fox21 uur geleden
  • Is The Metric System Actually Better? Yes, Yes it is

    Orestis vasOrestis vas11 dagen geleden
    • @star and fox Very interesting. I think for number 1 although the imperial dose have more measuring ways? )or however you want to call it) for smaller distances it can still have that problem but not as much. For number 2 Most people have learned to guess a distance by eye or for example a meter is roughly the same as an adult making a big step. For number 3 I agree it is to have 0 and 100 on the freezing and boiling point of water but I think both systems just need to get used to since the Celsius scale dose not have any relation with the other measurements ( I think) The important thing is to have a universal system and I just think the metric is better that's what I have learned in my life as a Greek I and most people are to biased to change their opinion. but still the conversion inside the metric system you have to admit is much easier. Thank you for taking your time to answer the previous comment and for reading this one Have a fantastic day (also sorry for grammatical errors as i said before I am Greek and most of the English I know are from NLworld)

      Orestis vasOrestis vas3 uur geleden
    • @Orestis vas the metric has a few iusses. 1. dividing it can result in decimals instead of whole numbers. 2.it has no way of rough measurement on the go.meanwhile imperial does cuase there is owes some part of your body to give a rough measurement. Like how do you know how far you should social distance without a measurement device? 3.temperature measurments are based on boiling point and freezing point of water.which sounds great on paper till you have to measure air tempature.

      star and foxstar and fox13 uur geleden
    • @star and fox Please explain

      Orestis vasOrestis vas19 uur geleden
    • No it isn't

      star and foxstar and fox21 uur geleden
  • *sees title "YES"

    Cpt. DuckCpt. Duck11 dagen geleden
  • Who would guessed a farmer from alabama would put a man in the moon?

    NovorSecNovorSec11 dagen geleden
  • Okay before I watch the video, yes its better. Now go ahead.

    Wall DorfWall Dorf11 dagen geleden
    • @Bald Eagle Conquer? We're certaintly conquering the world with high obesity rates, companies with too much control, crumbling infrastructure, high taxes and useless healthcare.

      Evan ConcepcionEvan Concepcion10 dagen geleden
    • How? America continues to conquer without it.

      Bald EagleBald Eagle11 dagen geleden
  • Why making 12m 52s long video when you can make 3s video of Yes!

    Vladimir GmitterVladimir Gmitter11 dagen geleden
  • No. It is better to use thousands of football fields!

    Daniel KirpichnikovDaniel Kirpichnikov11 dagen geleden
    • @Flord 00 No. I saw some popular science videos about universe on YT and Americans use this quite often.

      Daniel KirpichnikovDaniel Kirpichnikov6 dagen geleden
    • German?

      Flord 00Flord 009 dagen geleden
  • 1 kg = 1000 grams (1 lb 16 oz) 1 hectare = 100 m x 100 m (1 acre 66 x 660 feet) 1 meter = 100 cm (1 foot = 12 inches. 1 inch made up of 16's and 8's) Boiling point of water = 100° C (212 farenheit) Freezing point of water = 0 ° C ..... as a Canadian carpenter (Canada uses metric, but often imperial as well) who has been required to use both metric and imperial (we use imperial measuring for residential construction due to standardization with American trade ...materials from Home Depot etc. All big civil works, and big industry is in metric here. Ie. Building a bridge). I can say beyond a doubt, imperial measuring system is outdated. The US refused to switch to metric decades ago because Russia was using metric. During the cold war I presume . . It's pretty useless to use imperial for anyone who has experienced using both Metric system 100 x better..... not 7/16s or 5' 7 ⅜" better, but 100 x better.

    Shawny TShawny T11 dagen geleden
    • Are you a pot of water? Celsius SUCKS at measuring air tempatures.

      star and foxstar and fox21 uur geleden
    • @FrodoOne1 agreed

      Shawny TShawny T11 dagen geleden
    • Actually, The Metric System Is Better By A Thousand (See nlworld.info/key/video/kpxkmaa9ZIuWaZA and nlworld.info/key/video/wKSkmrekh62BkJA themetricmaven.com/the-invisible-metric-embargo/ may also be of interest.)

      FrodoOne1FrodoOne111 dagen geleden
  • Racist.

    MagnetosphereMagnetosphere12 dagen geleden
    • @Magnetosphere ???

      kirbo somethingkirbo something3 dagen geleden
    • calsterman Sorry it wasn’t actually, as it’s now become socially acceptable to be racist towards the British.

      MagnetosphereMagnetosphere7 dagen geleden
    • Wtf

      calstermancalsterman8 dagen geleden
  • "We all know metric is the best But why does that 3 countries insist in imperial? Well they are so much adapted to it that to them, it's easier imperial than metric, but eventually they must change to metric and exterminate the imperial" -me

    DatBoi TheGudBIASDatBoi TheGudBIAS12 dagen geleden
    • ​@star and fox Cooking measures (in Australia) have been "standardized" and measuring devices (spoons and containers) are readily and cheaply available in these "standard" sizes. (allrecipes.com.au/how-to/17/standard-australian-cooking-measurements.aspx) You may note that while a "cup" has been standardized as 250 ml, 1/4 cup is rounded as 60 ml and 1/3 cup is rounded as 80 ml etc., which is close enough for most cooking purposes.

      FrodoOne1FrodoOne14 uur geleden
    • @FrodoOne1 it means you can use it to divide things up like for a recipe without running into decimals. Meanwhile a based 10 system has problems once you have to divide numbers like 3 or 4. Becuase it's easier is to use for things like cooking a every day thing poeple need to know.also most real world things do come out pretty neat in imperial cuase imperial has a lot of connect to how poeple use things. I don't need to know how big a rail is.I need to know what the air tempature is like,how to divide up recipes for a different amounts of poeple,ECT. It really shows how arbitrary metric is when most examples that are given for it is random useless information of things very few poeple would ever need to know.like seriously when would you need to know how long a rail is if you aren't building a rail?

      star and foxstar and fox13 uur geleden
    • @star and fox While you wrote “imperial can be divided infinitely”, I do wonder what that means. One also wonders why some people seem to desire that the result of any “division” should come out in “whole numbers”. Of course, such “whole numbers” result only if one picks the example to suit this result and real world dimensions do not necessarily come in neat “units” in any measuring system. Lest it be argued that I am picking MY example, suppose that we start with a real world entity such as the dimension of a standard gauge railway - 4 Foot, 8 1/2 inches = 56 1/2 inches (1435.1 mm) and divide this by the numbers between 2 and 10. (Also, we could “round” the dimension in millimetres down to 1435 mm) Millimetres Millimetres Inches Actual Rounded Divide By Inches Actual Rounded 56.5 1435.1 1435 2 28.25 717.55 717.50 56.5 1435.1 1435 3 18.83 478.37 478.33 56.5 1435.1 1435 4 14.13 358.78 358.75 56.5 1435.1 1435 5 11.30 287.02 287.00 56.5 1435.1 1435 6 9.42 239.18 239.17 56.5 1435.1 1435 7 8.07 205.01 205.00 56.5 1435.1 1435 8 7.06 179.39 179.38 56.5 1435.1 1435 9 6.28 159.46 159.44 56.5 1435.1 1435 10 5.65 143.51 143.50 Looking for the nice neat ½, 1/3, 1/4 etc., I can find but a few ! Millimetres Millimetres Inches Actual Rounded Divide By Inches Actual Rounded 56.5 1435.1 1435 2 28 1/4 717.55 717 1/2 56.5 1435.1 1435 3 18.83 478.37 478 1/3 56.5 1435.1 1435 4 14.13 358.78 358 3/4 56.5 1435.1 1435 5 11.30 287.02 287.00 56.5 1435.1 1435 6 9.42 239.18 239.17 56.5 1435.1 1435 7 8.07 205.01 205.00 56.5 1435.1 1435 8 7.06 179.39 179.38 56.5 1435.1 1435 9 6.28 159.46 159.44 56.5 1435.1 1435 10 5.65 143.51 143 1/2

      FrodoOne1FrodoOne118 uur geleden
    • If meteric was better hybrid systems in meteric using countries wouldn't exsit. Also try getting whole numbers by dividing 4 by 10.then tell me how much better metric is considering imperial can be divided infinitely.

      star and foxstar and fox21 uur geleden
    • @Bald Eagle "If Metric was better, the United States wouldn’t be the top country" is a non-sequitur - and poor English.

      FrodoOne1FrodoOne110 dagen geleden
  • >convert 6' into 72" >convert 5280' to 63360" >divide 63360" by 72" to get 880 Or, you know, you could just divide 5280' by 6' to get 880

    Steven WilliamsSteven Williams12 dagen geleden
  • im german so i give you a fast answer with no jokes - yes.

    Technokrat JTechnokrat J12 dagen geleden
    • I'm Italian but I like German-style answers!

      k1ry4nk1ry4nDag geleden
  • The only problem is many standards are defined by imperial units... For example tubes or wheel size... And these are inernational standards.

    Dániel FodorDániel Fodor13 dagen geleden
    • @FrodoOne1 I truly agree, but I just wanted to say, that even if we want to swich to metric system entirely, we can not unfortunately. Luckily, in (european) car industry, where I work contains not many imperial standards.

      Dániel FodorDániel Fodor9 dagen geleden
    • This IS actually a "problem" of how these "Tire(Tyre)/Wheel Sizes" have been developed over the last 100 years (or so).

      FrodoOne1FrodoOne110 dagen geleden
  • Putting the USA on the same level as Liberia and Myanmar says it all.

    Rob EversRob Evers13 dagen geleden
  • Best thing about metric. If you have a complicated calculation, with a lot of different units. If every unit is SI unit, you dont need to bother figuring out what unit you get as a result, because the result will be an SI unit too.

    Tojás SárgájaTojás Sárgája13 dagen geleden
  • Metric is contrived and non-intuitive but is easier for calculations. Imperial is natural and intuitive and is more convenient for some uses. There is no reason in the world to not be familiar with both. I've used both for over 50 years. And I *never* have a need for converting from one to the other.

    Peter KosenPeter Kosen13 dagen geleden
  • Like asking if English or Hmong is a better language. Sheesh. Get over it and enjoy your system. Each has its charms.

    Bram SortwellBram Sortwell13 dagen geleden
    • @My Name Is Jeff he said it but he really didn't prove it. Most of the video is him saying metric is more precise while using examples of 2 measurement systems being used has why metric is more precise.which really doesn't show metric being more precise. I'm starting to think being in favor of metric makes you pretty stupid.since you fall for inaccurate information esipceally about imperial easily.

      star and foxstar and fox12 uur geleden
    • @star and fox No, you're wrong. lol. He said multiple times in the video that metric is more precise.

      My Name Is JeffMy Name Is Jeff13 uur geleden
    • @My Name Is Jeff just cuase someone in a says something is better doesn't mean it is. Also both measurement systems are equally precise by nature of being a measurement system.

      star and foxstar and fox13 uur geleden
    • @star and fox it literally says in the video that the metric is better and more precise at calculating stuff.

      My Name Is JeffMy Name Is Jeff20 uur geleden
    • @My Name Is Jeff metric isn't better. Imperial is better cuase it's a fraction based system that can be divided infinitely without running into decimal.good luck trying to do something basic like divide by 4 with metric without running into a decimal. Hey how about air tempature and thermostats?

      star and foxstar and fox20 uur geleden
  • The british have not fully moved away - all road signs and car speedos are in miles; milk and beer sold in pints (often labelled as '568ml'

    apollo jamesapollo james13 dagen geleden
  • 6:30 Every non-americans ever: *visible confusion*

    Jessica FernandaJessica Fernanda13 dagen geleden
  • I am a carpenter from Germany and i absolutely cannot imagine to work with the imperial system, maybe its because i grew up with metric but it is so weird for me. Btw In Germany we have 3 years of learning to become a carpenter the first year is just school and you don't earn any money the other two years are working in a business and going to school while doing so until you do an theoretical and a small project under supervision for like 6 hours. The last step is to build your own planned project and getting it graded. After the three years you can call yourself a carpenter but you won't be able to open your own business until you go to school again for 1.5 years and getting your "Meister" (master) How does it work in canada or usa

    Daniel MüllerDaniel Müller14 dagen geleden
    • Canada is Metric. But sometimes we use imperial measuring here in Canada. For example: building a house in Canada is with imperial measuring system, because of standardization of trade materials with USA. Like buying materials from department store. So the houses are built all with imperial. ....but, for big projects (pretty much anything not a house) it is all metric. So carpenters here use both metric and imperial. All the road works, or building a bridge or something big is always metric. If doing concrete works with Doka or Perri systems, of course this is metric too. (I think Doka and Perri may have some imperial stuff for the Americans) When we talk about how fast we are driving or how far from one town to the next, it is always in kilometers. But if you ask me how tall I am.. it is usually in imperial. *( i don't know why this is, but i think something to do with Hollywood films and consumer products... the American influence). I'm a carpenter in Canada who uses both metric and imperial. Imperial is terrible. Not sure why anyone would use it.

      Shawny TShawny T11 dagen geleden
  • The US is somehow _exactly_ wrong. Every minute detail of the place and life there seems to be off in some way. It's a real, geographical Uncanny Valley.

    Eleanor BartleEleanor Bartle15 dagen geleden
  • yes

    Emmanuele BallanEmmanuele Ballan15 dagen geleden
  • Maybe some feel more clever when they are stupid but know how to convert some units. We had the problem in Europe when we switched to Euro. We had all prices in Euro and everybody was reading the small print for the price in their currency, and after 3 years the small prices disapeared as the population had accepted to stop converting and just gain the feeling of value directly...

    Alex DuboisAlex Dubois15 dagen geleden
  • When do Americans use the metric system? Simple answer: Guns, drugs and going to the moon.... eh, good enough

    Elias KjærboElias Kjærbo16 dagen geleden
    • And going to the moon.

      My Name Is JeffMy Name Is Jeff7 dagen geleden
  • Not according to Joshimuz

    MrPappa2566MrPappa256616 dagen geleden
    • @PinkStar Yes

      MrPappa2566MrPappa256615 dagen geleden
    • The GTA SA speedrunner right?

      PinkStarPinkStar15 dagen geleden
  • Imagine making fun of Americans because they only know the imperial system even though they have no control over what they are taught as a child

    Major BoigaMajor Boiga16 dagen geleden
    • We know both.

      star and foxstar and fox20 uur geleden
    • @Bald Eagle yet still foreigners pick on us because of all the headlines we get cuz the media only ever covers the bad shit

      Major BoigaMajor Boiga13 dagen geleden
    • Their loss, we’re the richest and greatest country in the world

      Bald EagleBald Eagle13 dagen geleden
  • The U.S. Military uses the metric system 100% because it is superior. But America seems to lag behind the rest of the world. 🌍🌎🌏

    Spoiler AlertSpoiler Alert16 dagen geleden
    • We use imperial most the time cuase metric actually sucks. It really should tell you something that Americans learn both measurement systems but pick imperial for daily usage and save metric for sceinfic applications. For example I don't need to know the f@$king tempature of water.I need to know the air tempature and have a easy to use thermostat.

      star and foxstar and fox20 uur geleden
    • Also where’s your proof?

      Bald EagleBald Eagle15 dagen geleden
    • If that are true, we wouldn’t be the richest country in the world.

      Bald EagleBald Eagle15 dagen geleden
  • Here's the thing, Americans know that the metric system is better, but we all know how to use the imperial system, since that is what we have always used. Most of our manufacturing is set up for imperial as well, and it would cost a fuck ton of money to just switch over.

    Milkshake202Milkshake20216 dagen geleden
    • Actually, most of your manufacturing is now organised to use the International System of Units BUT the "specifications" are "dumbed down" to US Customary measures for the "benefit" of the US public. (See nlworld.info/key/video/wKSkmrekh62BkJA) While any change may cost what may seem to be a large amount in total, per person the cost would be less than the cost of one cup of coffee per person per month for a few years. These "costs" are getting smaller year by year because measuring devices are now generally electronic and designed to change their "readings" at "the touch of a button". This has been explained in a Government document from a country which did make this change in the 1970s.. Please see themetricmaven.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Metrication-in-Australia-built-2013-06-24.pdf page 30. "Even assuming, for a moment, this cost (of $2 500 000 000 by OPPONENTS of the Metric System) to be accurate, it represented $179 per person or $18 per person per year for ten years which was a small enough cost compared with the benefits which resulted from metric conversion." It is YOU who will need to change your "mind set" and to think in terms of the International System of Units for Length, Area, Volume and Mass, as you now do in terms of the SI units of Volts, Amperes, Watts, Ohms etc.

      FrodoOne1FrodoOne114 dagen geleden
  • Jesus this video and comment section is cancer. Anyway to give ya the answer. Imperial is convenient for measuring things on the street. Example is that 1 foot is 1 foot. And a mile is a football field. Easier and lazier to use. Metric system not convenient for measuring everyday things at all. But if your doing construction like blueprints. Then it shines. In summary. Imperial works on convience. Metric works on paper.

    Coolman61Coolman6116 dagen geleden
    • @N3ar 01 he's a troll

      gerygery14 dagen geleden
    • @Bald Eagle Tru

      N3ar 01N3ar 0115 dagen geleden
    • @N3ar 01 Nope we’re a rich and free country, in fact the richest in the whole world, America is perfect.

      Bald EagleBald Eagle15 dagen geleden
    • @Bald Eagle The number 1 country in egocentrism for sure, imagine defending that learning shit like "5 tomatoes" is more efficient that move a comma 3 spaces xDDDD

      N3ar 01N3ar 0116 dagen geleden
    • @N3ar 01 Well America has far more priorities, and being the number 1 country in the world proves that Imperial is the best.

      Bald EagleBald Eagle16 dagen geleden
  • I grew up before calculators. Imperial is much easier for mental arithmetic because there are more factors. In the wood industry it was priced by the Petrograd standard of 165 cubic feet which equale 23,760 feet of inch by inch. Now there were 240 old pennies in a UK pound. So add 1% to the price and you get the price of 100feet of 1" by 1". If its 2 x 4, multiply this price by 8. Easy! There are many other short cuts for mental calculation. Now just mark off screw holes at 9inch centres. 9,18,27,36,45,54,63,72 Easy peasy. NOW metric..225,450,675,950 er er er! I rest my case m'lud.

    Gervais SawyerGervais Sawyer16 dagen geleden
  • if only that conversion to metric in the 70's fully happened.....

    vizthexvizthex16 dagen geleden
  • This is pretty disappointing. All measurement systems are based off of something. His first point is that one guy hated it. Not a solid argument. Just because Hitler hated jews doesn't mean that you should. His logic that Imperial is worse than metric because because it was once upon a time based off of something arbitrary is the same for metric. As technology has advanced we have picked more and more precise and smaller arbitrary things to base them off of. The conversion issue was just the guy being stubborn and not using what their production team used. He presents 7 base concepts as proof that one system is better. He only talks about a couple. In the states only navy ships care about long tons. Short tons (or tons for short) refer to 2000 lbs. Pound mass and pounds (Lbm) force (Lbf) have a similar equivalent in a person saying they weigh 70 kg. Kgf is easier to use in an everyday situation. Kg mass is more useful in most equations. The US uses the metric system as their base because it is easier to have one standard to base everything off of. This is the only useful argument that he somewhat scratches on, but he never really makes. The fact that the bureau uses metric (which it derives from things like molecular constants and vibrations) is a meaningless argument. They could use the Imperial system (or an equivalent) to define the metric system. It matters not. To be fair he should be saying SI and not metric. SI is largely based off of the metric system but they are not the same. Lastly I'm an engineer. I like to use si units for a few things and US customary for most others. Really it doesn't matter. Most "scientific" equations involve multiple units at which point you have messed up messy numbers anyway. For instance newton's second law in simplest form: F=ma is kg * m / s^2. That's going to be messy. That's why we have computers. Any system with which you are unfamiliar with is going to be confusing. I was expecting a logical explanation on the advantages of standardization but instead got an angry rant where most of his arguments involved attacking people centuries dead ad hominem. A real disappointment.

    pessimitchpessimitch16 dagen geleden
  • Well thanks for mocking american traditions. Turns out we are the most free, richest country in the world thanks to those "pew, pews". Saved your ass when Hitler was mopping up Europe

    ja Edja Ed16 dagen geleden
    • Actually, the US only rank 44th on the World Press Freedom Index. Many European countries rank much better on said Index. Turns out, you guys aren't the most free country! What a surprise! Seriously tho, just accept that the US aren't as great as you guys are told. I mean, you don't even have public healthcare. Not even a ride on an ambulance is free! Wtf! Oh, and you guys got so many (school) shootings. Glad I'm not from the US.

      gerygery14 dagen geleden
    • 🇺🇸

      Bald EagleBald Eagle16 dagen geleden
  • The metric system is 1) every bit as arbitrary as saying "the length of a man's leg" which has lead to three major changes to the system with a fourth incoming whenever the arbitrary system of time we use (that the metric system is currently based on) finally gets its long overdue overhaul. 2) imposing this once size fits all arbitrary system has lead to the erasure of aspects of local cultures for no gain beyond uniformity. It is one thing to say "use this for scientific and engineering purposes" and another to brutalize innocent people to force them to adopt this measurement system in their everyday lives, but hey, gloss over the horrific use of force to impose an universal arbitrary measurement system down the throats of innocent people while erasing aspects of their unique culture in the name of totalitarian uniformity. Another victory for psychotic genocidal international socialism.

    Gallen DugallGallen Dugall16 dagen geleden
    • lmao

      Mahadi Hasan TamimMahadi Hasan Tamim16 dagen geleden
  • Fun fact: you never actually liked the imperial system, you were just stupid

    Some random User on YouTubeSome random User on YouTube16 dagen geleden
    • I like it cuase it's easy to use when cooking and adjusting my thermostat. Metric has a lot of iusses when you take it out of its sceinfitic application and try to force it in every day usage.but idiots like you don't think about those iusses cuase you've been brainwashed into believing it is better.

      star and foxstar and fox20 uur geleden
    • @Bald Eagle shut up

      Some random User on YouTubeSome random User on YouTube15 dagen geleden
    • Wrong, we don’t need the metric system, America has already figured that out because we’re on top.

      Bald EagleBald Eagle16 dagen geleden
  • I personally love it when I have metric and standard bolts on my truck.

    John CarlsonJohn Carlson16 dagen geleden
  • What people don’t understand is that we use the metric system for most serious things. The only reason we still use miles is because changing road signs and reteaching people how to drive would be damn expensive

    hstorkhstork16 dagen geleden
    • @Michal Koža we just do it in time in the US cuase it takes so long to get any where.

      star and foxstar and fox20 uur geleden
    • @Bald Eagle It doesn't work for many simple practical tasks, but you just don't realize it. For example: I walk 80 meters per minute. How many kilometers do I travel per hour? I get the result in three seconds without using a calculator: 4800 = 4.8 km/h. Now do it in yards and miles/h...

      Michal KožaMichal Koža8 dagen geleden
    • Plus Imperial works just fine

      Bald EagleBald Eagle16 dagen geleden
  • Good stuff. Meritorious sarcasm. Several years in mechanical design in the US in both systems here. Can we start by ditching the stupid gauge system for drill sizes and sheet metal thicknesses? Hate that.

    Brian ShriverBrian Shriver16 dagen geleden
  • Yes

    Davi GomesDavi Gomes16 dagen geleden
  • Oh how I love that new (?) sarcastic tone !

    Sébastien PEPINSTERSébastien PEPINSTER16 dagen geleden
  • Short Answer: Yes Long Ansewer: Yes

    Luki 0710Luki 071017 dagen geleden
  • Oh man. Gotta love the shit talking of the imperial system.

    Gerbill742Gerbill74217 dagen geleden
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