The US Actually BEAT Europe to Metric – In One Specific Way

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Over here in the US, we catch a lot of grief for having never switched to the metric system, but the fact of the matter is, we tried several times. So today let’s talk about the history of metric in the US, all the times that we tried to make the switch, and why each one failed.

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0:00 – Intro
2:15 – Why Haven’t We Switched?
5:10 – Early US-Metric History
9:50 – Two Competing Systems of Measurement
10:20 – Tangent Cam
11:13 – The Battle of the Standards
13:11 – Metric in the 20th Century
16:36 – Metrification Today
19:41 – Sponsor – Ground News
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