on a lighter note...

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  1. cpr0312

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    The imperial temperature units allow for greater differentiation of temperatures. The majority of weather fits between -40° and 40° C that is -40° and 104°F. So what you cover with a range of 80 is covered by 144 in F, allowing for a more precise communication of the temperature.

    Additionally the entire imperial system is based on things easily measured in nature while the metric is based on an approximation from an arbitrary size portion of water. :)
     

  3. V.Veritas

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    When you change the way you look at things, the things you are looking at changes.
    Use the decimal point and the precision of the metric system can be extended beyond usefulness. As in 37.250° C. Probably this is one of reasons most of the World is using it. Just saying.
     
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    Celsius degrees are a bit easier to understand. Boiling point of water in standard atmospheric pressure is 100C and freezing is 0C. I am also not sure if Fahrenheit’s scale should really be called Imperial since he was a German Physicist living in Gdańsk (modern day Poland).
     
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    Never had anything resembling beef at BK, if Cow meat is what they use now I highly doubt they’ll mange with substitute.
     

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    On the contrary it's pretty much the opposite to that.

    Metric measurements use decimals so you can always be very precise with temp. Temperature relating to water gives something tangeable that can be easily measured and universally understood. Imperial temperature was created by a guy in his 20s as the first consistent way of measuring the same temperature with two instruments. Using a saline solution (which has a lower freezing point than fresh water) he measured water as cold as he could get it at the time and zero farenheit was defined as that low point. So it was very much an arbitrary system from the start.

    In terms of measurement, imperial measurements being arbitrary was exactly why a consistent and definable system was created given that things like the distance of a "foot" varied around the world. A metre was initially defined as a one ten millionth of the way between the north pole and the equator as it passed through a point in Paris.

    Rather than inches to feet to yards to miles being a jumble of magnitudes of each other metric is simple. I.e. if you can add a zero you can convert length and distance pretty easily.

    1mm
    10mm = 1cm
    100cm = 1m
    1000m = 1km

    USA conceded in the late 70s that it needed to change to meet the rest of the world so a committee came together to work towards how that would happen. When Reagan took over presidency he didn't want a bar of it so pulled the pin.
     

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    Interesting.

    Not sure how old I was, but I had a school textbook that described how Fahrenheit temperature came to be. Evidently Mr. Fahrenheit left mercury in a tube one evening and came back the next morning and much of the mercury was missing. Later in the day he noted that the mercury had come back. It took a couple of days to figure out that temperature lowered or raised the mercury in the tube.

    Fahrenheit marked temperatures on the tube multiple times per day. At the end of the year, he decided to make the low number 0 and the high number on his tube 100. Evidently that was the low and high temperature at his house that year.

    Obviously I have no way of knowing if this is correct or not, but I remember it plain as day. Surely history didn't change?!?!:oops:
     

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    This is why I drink! Back to making fun of People and being mean!lol
     

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    Nope.
    No such thing as cold, only lack of (heat) energy.
    Cold is a made up word for those who are not engineers.
     
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    When it comes to volume the Imperial system beats the Metric system anytime

    Example: 1 Gallon of beer always beats 1 Liter of beer
     
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    I knew there was a reason you guys stuck to it. The world has a thing or two to learn from the USA still...
     
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    Is that a US gallon or a real gallon?
     
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    The plot thickens...
     

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    Us Liquid gallons or us dry gallons?
     

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    You guys are having way way to much fun with the Imperial measure. My buddy figured out how many furlongs to the hogshead his 2018 Ram diesel got sort I don’t remember the numbers.
    Shawn
     

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    well a Toyota Tacoma gets roughly 9,072 furlongs per hogshead if that helps
     
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