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Non-Metric System Countries: Bad Company

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : Planetsave

Ever wonder why scientists and news sites reporting on science often use the metric system? Metres and kilometres and other things that are spelled funny? Well, mainly because an overwhelming percentage of the planet use the metric ...

Chart of the Day: America's Health Care System Is Killing You

Politics / US Politics : Kevin Drum

Is life expectancy a good measure of the quality of a country's health care system? I've always been pretty hesitant to use it as a primary metric because....well, I'll just let Aaron Carroll describe people like me: One of my issue...

I-19, America's Only Metric Interstate in Arizona

Lifestyle / Travel : Atlas Obscura

For better or worse, the United States remains one of only three countries that have not officially adopted the metric system. America’s refusal to adopt the metric system has not been for lack of trying, however. In 1975, Congress ...

What the United States and Myanmar no longer have in common

Academics / Political Science : Chris Blattman's Blog

Countries that, as of 2012, did not use the metric system: In 2013, breaking news: Myanmar is preparing to adopt the metric system or the International System of Units (SI System) as the country’s official system of measurement, acc...

Why the Metric System Is So Important

Technology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Myanmar, Liberia, and the United States of America. Those are the only three countries left in the world that don’t use the metric system. Ted-Ed traces the history of the metric system (thank you French Revolution) to show how impo...


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