Smart Living Why America Still Hasn’t Switched From Fahrenheit to Celsius

00:20  14 september  2017
00:20  14 september  2017 Source:   mentalfloss.com

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In its new video, Vox explains why the U.S. is still measuring degrees in Fahrenheit long after the rest of the world decided to make the switch to metric. To learn about the history of Fahrenheit and Celsius , and to see how the imperial system is more than just a nuisance for people visiting the U.S

Why America Still Hasn ’ t Switched From Fahrenheit to Celsius . Juanita Seto · September 5, 2017 · Uncategorized · 0. The U.S. had its chance to convert in the 1970s.

If you grew up in America, you know that when the thermometer reads 32° F it’s time to bundle up, and if it’s 85° F outside you should break out a t-shirt. But say these temperatures to someone living in a different part of the world and you’ll likely be met with confusion. That’s because the United States joins Myanmar and Liberia as one of only three nations that don’t recognize the metric system.

In its new video, Vox explains why the U.S. is still measuring degrees in Fahrenheit long after the rest of the world decided to make the switch to metric. It wasn’t for the government’s lack of trying: In 1975, the country passed the Metric Conversion Act with the intention of selling the system to Americans. But while Canada, the UK, and Australia made adopting metric measurements mandatory, there was no such enforcement in the U.S. So, given the option to stick with what they know or teach themselves a whole new system, U.S. citizens chose the former.

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Fahrenheit became a standard temperature in much of the globe. Why America still uses it. Virtually every other former British colony switched over as well. Some did so before even the UK (e.g., India) and others after (e.g America , it's time to adopt Celsius — and the rest of the metric system.

Why the US still hasn ' t converted from Fahrenheit to Celsius - www.businessinsider.com. Here's why it never worked out. Why hasn ' t the United States switched to the metric system? Why America still uses Fahrenheit - viralcatcher.com.

To learn about the history of Fahrenheit and Celsius, and to see how the imperial system is more than just a nuisance for people visiting the U.S., check out Vox’s full report below. Why America Still Hasn’t Switched From Fahrenheit to Celsius© iStock Why America Still Hasn’t Switched From Fahrenheit to Celsius

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