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

00:20  14 september  2017
00:20  14 september  2017 Source:   Mental Floss

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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

Fahrenheit became a standard temperature in much of the globe. Why America still uses it. The UK itself began metrication, the process of switching all measurements to the metric system, in 1965. America , it's time to adopt Celsius — and the rest of the metric system.

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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Here's why it never worked out. For people that find it easier to actually calculate the conversion from Fahrenheit to Celsius , there is a relatively simple formula.

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

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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Child heart patients treated for surgical infection .
At least a dozen children who had heart surgery at Children's Hospital New Orleans between late May and July have infected incisions, apparently from contaminated equipment. The infections were linked to a machine that regulates a patient's temperature during heart surgery, said Dr. John Heaton, the hospital's senior vice president and chief medical officer. The machine was replaced and patients are responding to intravenous antibiotics, he said.He said 55 children had heart surgery between those days, and the hospital wrote and phoned all of their families.

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