Monday, June 18, 2007

What Do USA, Liberia and Burma Have in Common?

USA, Liberia and Burma (Myanmar) are the only three countries in the world that do not use the metric system.


At 6/19/2007 11:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Having taken Chemical Engineering in Canada, it was annoying to have to learn all the ridiculous American Units in addition to the Standard International Units used in Canada.

For example, if someone tells you that their bags weight a ton, they could mean:

metric ton which equals 1000kg (equal to 1 megagram),
long ton which equals 2,240 lb, or
short ton which equals 2000 lb.

At 6/22/2007 8:08 AM, Blogger Vik Rajagopalan said...

And one wonders why these three countries don't want to follow the rest and that would help standardize the measuring scales !!


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