The White House Says You Can Use the Metric System If You Want To

When we saw a 'We the People' petition to the White House to make the US move to the metric system, we listed very sensible reasons why the US should listen: The imperial system is archaic, irrelevant, doesn't scale easily and to be honest, there are just too many damn units to keep track of. Well, the White House… » 5/24/13 11:14pm 5/24/13 11:14pm

The World's Official Kilogram Is Losing Weight and That Might Screw the …

We've long known that there were some issues with France's 'Le Grand K', the international prototype for what a kilogram really is. Made in 1879 from platinum and iridium alloy, it is the perfect standard for what a kilogram weighs. The problem is, it's losing weight. » 7/08/12 6:00pm 7/08/12 6:00pm

These Are the Three Countries Who Don't Use the Metric System

As a reminder, these are the three countries who don't use the incredibly sensible metric system: Liberia, Myanmar and of course, the United States of America. U-S-A! U-S-A! Hell, we should all form some sort of alliance! Non US-people, feel free to tell us why we're dumb for not using the metric system. [Wikimedia via … » 3/26/11 11:00am 3/26/11 11:00am