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Day 31 - Imperial System and a healthy dash of Frangelico

I thought I’d go into town today for a few bits and bobs and instead of going to the supermarket, I decided to go to the fruit and veg market. 188 more words

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Fantastic Measurement Systems: Some Notes

Copied and pasted from the G+ comment thread on this trope-a-day, as I deem it worth repeating for other interested parties:

Jasper Janssen:

I assume there is lots of vocal arguing about why don’t you simply adopt a straight duodecimal system, get with the program man, it isn’t 5145 any more!

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Trope-a-Day: Fantastic Measurement System

Fantastic Measurement System: Well, yes.  Both for money (the esteyn, to match base-12 Imperial mathematics, uses the 288-system: 12 selenis to the lumenis… 177 more words

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Why Go Metric?

Reprint of article from Robert Lipsett, Engineering Manager ,  Thomson Industries, Inc.

The U.S. is a multi-lingual country, in its measurement units as well as its language.  288 more words

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