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White House Petitioned to Make Metric Units Standard

Jan 2, 2013

A ROYAL CHEESE: A new petition on WhiteHouse.gov is calling for an end to the Imperial Unit as the nation's standard system of measurement. In the age of instant calculations, it's a bit of a stretch to claim the "chaotic arrangement of the Imperial System slows things down for us" but mechanical engineers around the country are definitely keeping their fingers crossed -- Metric units are just nicer. Put in your two cents by January 30th if you prefer Big Macs.

White House Petitioned to Make Metric Units Standard

Jan 2, 2013

A ROYAL CHEESE: A new petition on WhiteHouse.gov is calling for an end to the Imperial Unit as the nation's standard system of measurement. In the age of instant calculations, it's a bit of a stretch to claim the "chaotic arrangement of the Imperial System slows things down for us" but mechanical engineers around the country are definitely keeping their fingers crossed -- Metric units are just nicer. Put in your two cents by January 30th if you prefer Big Macs.

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