Americans Discover The Metric System

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  • Dan Wendt
    Dan Wendt 15 hours ago

    If you move to America then use their unit of measure . Not say yours is better when its not its just easier !

  • Big Dave
    Big Dave Day ago

    Im English and im 6ft tall. drive 10 miles to work. Buy fuel in litres but work out consumption in mpg. Buy 8 pints of milk and 2 litres of coke. Then drugs we buy small bits in grams then 1/8oz 1/4oz etc then with bigger bits we use kg. All satnavs are in yards/miles. Long story short we use what suits or whats easier for the situation. Both have their place

    • FrodoOne1
      FrodoOne1 21 hour ago

      For an analysis of the mess that the UK has made at their "metrication" see ukma.org.uk/press/comparison-with-australia/ - and the above is the result.
      I am 1.82 m and 76 kg, waist size is 92.
      I buy all items in milligrams, grams and kilograms and milliletres and litres - as appropriate.
      Petrol is sold in litres and I calculate usage in litres per 100 km - as does my vehicle, hence the lower the number the more efficient is the usage. Speed is measured in km/h and distances in kilometres.
      All satnavs show distances in metres, kilometres etc. because that equates with the road signage.
      Of course, the Metric System is Better by a Thousand (See tvclip.biz/video/1d3gAZ-Te3Y/video.html)

  • Dan Wendt
    Dan Wendt 3 days ago

    And watch British boxing all weights are in stones not the metric system !

  • marsnz
    marsnz 8 days ago

    America is the one joke everyone in the entire world can understand.

  • ¿sᴉɥʇ pɐǝɹ noʎ uɐƆ ?

    when americans see someone use km/h instead of guns per big mac: *visible confusion*

  • ¿sᴉɥʇ pɐǝɹ noʎ uɐƆ ?

    there are meters, grams, liters and celsius

    for meters, grams and liters its simple: milli is 1/1000 centi is 1/100 deci is 1/10 kilo is 1*1000
    celsius is even simpler: 0°C is when water freezes and 100°C is when it boils. i would say about 18 to 22°C is room temperature


    ps: instead of grams i wrote kilos because a gramm is so little that a liter water is 1000 grams or 1 kg wich allso fills a cubic decimeter (dm³ wich is 1 by 1 by 1 dm)

  • ¿sᴉɥʇ pɐǝɹ noʎ uɐƆ ?

    0:29 "instead of miles there is kilos" -some american, 2015

  • I don't have a life
    I don't have a life 14 days ago

    -5 degrees i just shove on a pair of shorts and a shirt and im fine

  • Extreme Guy
    Extreme Guy 19 days ago

    Wow the comment section is Toxic

  • Brendan kearney
    Brendan kearney 19 days ago

    Americans have smaller brains than Japanese

  • Sebastian Paredes
    Sebastian Paredes 22 days ago

    🇦🇺, 🇳🇿 & 🇨🇦 > 🇺🇸

  • Amy Anime Lover
    Amy Anime Lover 24 days ago +1

    Why don't Americans use the metric system? It makes math so much easier!

  • baylessnow
    baylessnow 25 days ago

    Wait until you all start driving on the right side of the road. No, not the right side of the road, that's the wrong side, the left side of the road is the right side, the right side is the wrong side.

  • Doge Doge
    Doge Doge 25 days ago

    Imperial : trying to reach 300 mph
    Metric :

  • FBI
    FBI 25 days ago +2

    Americans dont like change? Then how tf did you change to average to obese in a century then.

  • Dominique Buzon
    Dominique Buzon 26 days ago

    Welcome to USA in the metric system 👍☺️

  • Dante's Inferno
    Dante's Inferno Month ago +1

    To be honest though feet makes more sense for smaller measurements like height. I'd never understand how tall someone is if they go like yeah I'm 1.62 metres tall. Lmao

    • Cyka CheekiBreeki
      Cyka CheekiBreeki Month ago +1

      And I don't understand who high someone is if he says that he is 5"9. You will get used to it.

    • FrodoOne1
      FrodoOne1 Month ago

      @Dante's Inferno As I wrote the main point is to know YOUR OWN dimensions.
      If you can float in fresh water you will also know that your volume in Litres is (somewhat) greater than your mass in Kilograms. (See Archimedes Principle)

    • Dante's Inferno
      Dante's Inferno Month ago

      @FrodoOne1 that is a good point you make. If I get to know a few people's heights in metres, I might get a sense of it. Thanks for the tip.

    • FrodoOne1
      FrodoOne1 Month ago +1

      You really will not begin to comprehend metric dimensions until you KNOW your height in Metres and your mass in Kilograms.
      I am 1.82 m in height and I see no problem with that. (I am also about 75 kg.)
      Doorways in my home are about 2.05 M - and they are generally that or higher in other places so - No problem!

      Look at YOUR doorways. I will bet that they are at least 2.05 m

  • Andrey Kusanagi
    Andrey Kusanagi Month ago

    you know what i think it's funny?
    the fact that the system US uses is called "imperial" when they've gone to great lengths to break off from the British Empire in the past.
    now i'm not saying they should ditch it altogether, i know changing to metric would require a lot of getting used to (especially in attitude), but to me it's always proven convenient, i mean, it's much easier to make calculations with factors of ten, isn't it?

  • Galih KrissVector
    Galih KrissVector Month ago

    When the video is not enough, read the comments bellow..

  • TheCody254
    TheCody254 Month ago

    The metric system actually sucks when your doing any actual work on something. Ya. It’s better for scientists but if your a mechanic, construction worker, or any other professional laborer the US system is so much better

    • Cyka CheekiBreeki
      Cyka CheekiBreeki Month ago

      No, Imperial used to be good to get uneducated people to understand basic units now we need precision and easy conversions and metric is the best at that.

    • FrodoOne1
      FrodoOne1 Month ago

      @Zach B While, initially, base 10 was used, in practice the multipliers/divisors actually USED today are multiples if 1000.
      The only (non base 10) remnants are the centimetre and the hectare and the latter is NOT an SI unit but is "allowed".
      As I wrote above, The Metric System is Better By a Thousand. (tvclip.biz/video/1d3gAZ-Te3Y/video.html)

    • Zach B
      Zach B Month ago +1

      How? The imperial system has no basis. Like 12 inches to a foot, 3 feet to a yard... what does that mean? Then there’s pounds and stone, chains ect. So many words. In the metric system there is grams, litres and meters. Simple. It’s all base 10.

  • FrodoOne1
    FrodoOne1 Month ago

    Interesting it is that this video starts out with a statement of "TENS"
    Of course, that is what the savants of the French Revolution considered.
    However, they did not then know or consider the vast expansion of size in human experience which would unfold in the Decades/Centuries to come.
    Because of this, the original "Metric System" has a problem in that it was fixated in the small difference in the realm of centi, deci, deka and hecto, which are largely or completely irrelevant in the modern world of the International System of measurements.
    In 1795 when the Metric system was "invented" , the largest prefix factor was that of 1000 - kilo or milli.
    Beyond this time, all of the prefixes introduced into the Metric System (which is now the international System of measurement) have been based on a 1000 multiplier/divisor.
    The "Metric System" is better by a Thousand. (tvclip.biz/video/1d3gAZ-Te3Y/video.html)
    Apart from some in the older metric countries (Europe), NOBODY uses any "metric" prefixes other than those based on 1000.
    Those are kilo, mega, giga, terra or milli, micro, nano etc.
    While, apart from the need of knowing the meaning of the prefixes of kilo and milli, it may be a good idea for students to be familiar with the meaning of kilo, hecto, deka, (unit) deci, centi milli - and (perhaps) the associated mnemonic of "King Henry Died (Unexpectedly) Drinking Chocolate Milk" - this is largely unimportant in the real life of the 95% of the world that actually does USE SI, based on multipliers/divisors of 1000.

  • Proxima
    Proxima Month ago +1

    300 years old country did not want metric system which everybody in the world are using. :D

  • nashi nash
    nashi nash Month ago +5

    The U.S. military uses metric measurements extensively to ensure interoperability with allied forces, particularly NATO Standardization Agreements (STANAG). Ground forces have measured distances in "klicks", slang for kilometers.....so not much of an excuse for the rest of USA not to adopt the Metric system when the military already did.

    • nashi nash
      nashi nash Month ago

      @Zach B True. Perhaps Ego or just plain laziness are the reasons that America is still clinging to the old system of weights and measurements. Just defy common sense.

    • Zach B
      Zach B Month ago +4

      Same with NASA. Actually all of science is based off of Celsius.

  • Bosnian LPS
    Bosnian LPS Month ago

    I was born in the us but I know the metric system better then what we use! Like really, literally only the us doesn’t use the metric system

  • ꧁Mike Sully꧂
    ꧁Mike Sully꧂ Month ago +1

    We still use a mix and match in the UK; I mostly use Metric but Inches is still used for measuring display sizes (perhaps a US influence), wheel sizes and also commonly people quote their penis size in Inches for some reason; I find Meters works better in my case :) (as it can easily be split up into milimetres :( )

  • WalkingOnWater86
    WalkingOnWater86 Month ago +1

    2:22 when your used to things and then be told to change it it doesn't work. Now you know how every country you invade feels!

  • deepblue64
    deepblue64 Month ago

    Even that is last century in the usa 🤣

  • Wasserrübenvergilbungsvirus

    "instead of miles there are kilos"
    lmao what? :D

    • Cyka CheekiBreeki
      Cyka CheekiBreeki Month ago

      He wasn't that far off, kilo is 10^3 so since they where talking about distances and the base unit for distance is the meter and the mile would be the imperial counterpart of the kilometer he was kinda right with kilo.

  • I reckon I can build that

    Oh yeah we've been using the metric system for a while now, to the point that selling goods in pounds and ounces is actually outlawed, HOWEVER, all our roadsigns are still in miles and yards!!

  • Ebhlainn the gen 3er

    Was those cubes the one i used on math

  • cavanlad100
    cavanlad100 Month ago +1

    The metric system should be the norm across the world.

  • Tourmaline
    Tourmaline Month ago

    in the UK we use both imperial and metric. I prefer imperial though.

  • victoria zhu
    victoria zhu Month ago

    Forever? Like 300 yrs? :p

  • SilentViper
    SilentViper Month ago

    you metric system people probably say your kids are "22 months" and "47 months" old.

    • Cyka CheekiBreeki
      Cyka CheekiBreeki Month ago +1

      @SilentViper This is meditation for me. Busting Flat-Earthers, Creationist and other idiots is my hobby... Man, that's sounds fucked up.

    • SilentViper
      SilentViper Month ago

      @Cyka CheekiBreeki hey buddy get off youtube take a break fam.

    • Cyka CheekiBreeki
      Cyka CheekiBreeki Month ago +1

      Eh no, just say it in years. That's the beauty of metric, conversions are easy if someone says that some distance is 15479m you can convert it without thinking about it to 15.479km or 15.48km. The meter is the base unit and kilo is 10^3 so you just have to add a Komma 3 Digits from the beginning. Easy!

    • Zach B
      Zach B Month ago

      No 9 months, 6 months, 1 year, ect

    • FrodoOne1
      FrodoOne1 Month ago +1

      Why on Earth would you suggest that?
      In SI measurements one would NEVER specify different "measurements", as in 4 Feet, 8 1/2 Inches for the Standard rail gauge.
      It would be specified as 1435 mm (or 1.435 m), which it is.
      In SI there is no need to "mix measurements" as there IS in the US Customary/Imperial systems of measurement.

  • SilentViper
    SilentViper Month ago

    hey guys look at me i think im so cool because i say im 182.88cm tall instead of just fucking saying im 6ft tall.

    • Cyka CheekiBreeki
      Cyka CheekiBreeki Month ago +1

      Look guys I'm Soo cool because I say I'm 6.624ft instead of 1.80m.

    • FrodoOne1
      FrodoOne1 Month ago +2

      This is an excellent example of "spurious accuracy" .
      Are you really EXACTLY 6 Feet tall.
      If someone else were to measure you accurately, they may find that you were taller or shorter by (say) 1/16 Inch or 1/8 inch etc.
      The measurement of height in a human being is always going to be approximate and one's height can vary, depending in the time of day and one's posture at the time. (Also, are you wearing shoes - or even socks - since you seem to wish to be accurate to the nearest 0.1 millimetre (100 µm) [which is VERY MUCH smaller than 1/64 inch.])
      My earlier Passports described me as being 5 Foot 11 1/2 Inches but my current Passport describes me as being 1.82 m (Perhaps it should be 1.81 m)
      However, can YOU see the difference on sight between 1.83 m, 1.82 m and 1.81 m - or 72.047
      Inches, 71.654
      inches and 71.260 inches - or 6 Foot 0.047 inches, 5 Foot 11.654 inches and 5 Foot 11.600 inches. (Of course, I will let you calculate the 1/16 Inches etc .involved whereas I have just used decimal fractions..)

  • Rodrigo Santos Valeriano
    Rodrigo Santos Valeriano 2 months ago +2

    "That you learn how to do something a certain way forever, and then you're told to change it, just doesn't work"
    Like it did work in all the rest of the world.

  • Gengonglike Arbukle
    Gengonglike Arbukle 2 months ago +2

    The irony is the imperial system is old european measurements, Americans claim to be free from europe, yet they adopt old europe systems, like soccer, and inches and feet

  • Cynelle Khent Ann Vasquez

    Metric and English is all fun and games till you study engineering and learn both systems to pass your subjects.

    • FrodoOne1
      FrodoOne1 2 months ago +1

      When NOBODY uses Imperial/US Customary measurements, such extra work/study will be unnecessary - saving time, effort and money.
      Of course, the use of only one INTEGRATED system of measurement in all countries of the world will save everyone time, effort and MONEY..
      That is what the Metric System (SI) was designed to do!

  • Yuriko Esmeralda Aguiñiga

    Well, I am a chemistry engineer, and it's so fucking weird when on class we need to do a lot of convertions cause pipelines, pipes, valves are desing on English Sistem, please, for us will be a huge relif to work on a single sistem. I fail several test on fluid mechanic only forma forget doing the convertions between them.

  • Œyvind Ârntsen Hvıdsten

    0:32 who is the confused hottie?

  • Deena Friedman
    Deena Friedman 2 months ago +1

    Who else just cringed the hole time?

  • Nic A
    Nic A 2 months ago +1

    My friend (Aussue) is a Science teacher in the US and he told me he teaches in the metric system.

  • Kaya
    Kaya 2 months ago +1

    I don't understand why they don't use the metric system?? It literally makes the most sense, the imperial is confusing

  • tjQueen
    tjQueen 2 months ago

    I wonder where the Imperial System comes from..
    For example temperature. °C make sense for me because at 0°C water freezes and at 100°C water evaporates. And obviously everything under 0°C is cold and negative.
    Even Kelvin make sense, where you don't have negatives and 0K is basically -273°C. (coldest measured temperature)
    But °F? What's the system? Is it like percentages? 100°F is fcking hot and 50° is intermediate? I don't quite get it.
    Please someone explain

    • Cyka CheekiBreeki
      Cyka CheekiBreeki Month ago

      100°f is the temperature of your body , that's the only thing that makes sense there.

    • FrodoOne1
      FrodoOne1 2 months ago

      See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fahrenheit

  • Lyrics Dome
    Lyrics Dome 2 months ago

    Lmao when it’s -10 degrees Celsius u still see me walking with black leggings puma shoes and a red hoodie😂🤣

  • Hey don't do that
    Hey don't do that 2 months ago

    Bring the metric system in but keep the Fahrenheit

    • Cyka CheekiBreeki
      Cyka CheekiBreeki Month ago +2

      Celsius makes much more sense, 0 is the freezing point of water at 1atm and 100 is it's boiling point.

    • Zach B
      Zach B Month ago

      Hey don't do that have you seen what Fahrenheit is based off of? Good fucking luck figuring out what that means

    • Hey don't do that
      Hey don't do that 2 months ago

      @Rick Stuifzand that doesn't necessarily make it better. Like, say if everybody at my school started smoking, that wouldn't really mean that smoking is better than not smoking.

    • Rick Stuifzand
      Rick Stuifzand 2 months ago +2

      Everbody uses celsius wich makes it a better system.

    • ZinZorius 313
      ZinZorius 313 2 months ago +2

      Why would you want to keep the fahrenheit system?

  • Gpaderna
    Gpaderna 2 months ago

    Here in PHILIPPINES, they thaught us both of them and they thaught us how to convert them

  • Katayoon
    Katayoon 2 months ago

    OMG when they used summer clothes for -5 weather i was dying😂😂

  • onks lol
    onks lol 2 months ago

    How about Americans eat meat pies like majority of the world.

  • Katya Jaski
    Katya Jaski 2 months ago +1

    “Instead of miles, they have kilos.” WELL DONE

  • Gandalf the Grey
    Gandalf the Grey 2 months ago

    A *metric* an
    Sorry that was pushing it.

  • Lotta johanna
    Lotta johanna 2 months ago

    Instead of miles there’s kilos??????

  • Lord Splynter
    Lord Splynter 2 months ago

    *If you try hard enough, you can clearly hear some "yeehaw" at the background.*

  • Simon  Hopkins
    Simon Hopkins 2 months ago

    Which is longer?
    1m
    100cm
    1000mm
    1000,000um
    😉

    • general550
      general550 2 months ago

      0.001 km
      0.00001 Mm
      0.0000001 Gm
      0.000000001 Tm

  • Miha
    Miha 2 months ago +2

    Miles = kg 😂😂

  • Ethan Murphy
    Ethan Murphy 2 months ago +2

    "instead of miles there kilos" the F

  • Tomás Santos
    Tomás Santos 2 months ago +1

    2:27 her tone is soooo anoying

  • DML-_21
    DML-_21 2 months ago

    I mean the results of both systems has the same effect. Example: "Oh hi do you know what the weather will be like tomorrow? Of course it's going to be XY°C tomorrow. Wow XY Fahrenheit? Finally I can wear my T-shirt!"

  • Russell Coight
    Russell Coight 2 months ago +5

    The US military and NASA use metric so you could play Americans off that logic when they defend the imperial system. "Why do you hate the military?"

  • Daniel Heng
    Daniel Heng 2 months ago +6

    How about kilograms instead of pounds?

  • Thea McDougald
    Thea McDougald 2 months ago

    In Canada when it -5 everyone gets excited because it’s “warm” out

  • JoMac
    JoMac 2 months ago

    Americans use the Imperial system so the rest of the world doesn't need to, Thanks!

  • Francisco Manuel Sánchez Rubio

    Honestly as an European I find metric units to have a cold, machine-y and frigid air to them, whereas imperial units carry that "traditional", "humane", or "warm and cozy" feeling that best describes how people see the world. I think the simplicity of meters is artificially and recently created and as such shouldn't be seen as aesthetic.

  • Rex Kenny
    Rex Kenny 2 months ago +1

    Americans as I know it often use metric when they say 5K rather than 5000 for K is short for Kilo, and even when it come to technology they use Kilo, Mega when talking about Hertz, so the knowledge of how to use the Decimal system is there, it just the will to learn some simple concept that is lacking.
    Water (at sea level) boils at 100 C
    Water turn to ice at 0 C
    If we divide that scale into 100 parts the average temperature of a human is around 37 C

    America also use metric in sports and Usain Bolt is a record holder of 100 meter, 200 meter and 4 x 100 meter relay, so most Americans are used to 100 meters through standard track and field arenas.

    With more Americans order goods online we can see a clear trend in Americans that know cloth sizes in Centimeters, so I think America slowly will adept and use metric in some areas and imperial in other areas.

    And remember Inches are still used in Europe when it come to things as screen sizes.

  • Robert Brtka
    Robert Brtka 2 months ago

    The woman at 1:27 look's like Rebeca Hall.

  • rla26368
    rla26368 2 months ago

    Metric yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeessssssssssss!

  • Olivia Burgio
    Olivia Burgio 2 months ago +4

    “Instead of miles, theres kilos” what an idiot, like if you understand what i mean.

  • Dino_
    Dino_ 2 months ago +2

    Do you use the imperial system
    The UK and Canada: well yes.. but actually no...

  • Tasneem Ahemd
    Tasneem Ahemd 2 months ago +4

    Inch= 2.54 cm
    Foot= 30.48 cm
    Yard= 0.941 cm
    Mile= 1.609 km
    Seriously America? You're just literally making things so hard for yourself, especially considering the fact that you're jot the smartest nation. (Sorry not sorry)

  • Rachel W
    Rachel W 2 months ago +1

    NEVER METRIC. 💪🏻💪🏻🇺🇸🇺🇸

    • FrodoOne1
      FrodoOne1 2 months ago +1

      Why not use the International System of Measurements?

  • Rainbow Unicorn love
    Rainbow Unicorn love 2 months ago +3

    I learnt that 99% of this world actually use the metric system

    • Rainbow Unicorn love
      Rainbow Unicorn love 2 months ago +1

      Erm ok cool?

    • FrodoOne1
      FrodoOne1 2 months ago +1

      By population, more than 96% use SI - the International System of measurements.

  • Yep ,
    Yep , 2 months ago

    I live in Canada and it’s juste weird (I don’t know if it’s like this every where in the country since you know, it’s big), we learn the metric system in school but with my family & friends I always use the inches, lbs ect.. systems 😅 So now I can’t really figure what a 150 cm person looks like but know that I’m myself 4’11 and can’t figure what a mile is but can do it for a km...😅

    • FrodoOne1
      FrodoOne1 2 months ago

      It is quite incredible that YOU have not sought to ascertain your height in SI terms.
      While you stated " I can’t really figure what a 150 cm person looks like" your height was posted as 4" 11", which is EXACTLY 1.4986 m - almost 1.5 m
      YOU now KNOW what is 1.5 m.
      It is approximately YOUR height.

  • The Road To Mars
    The Road To Mars 2 months ago

    We don’t need no stinking metric system!

    • FrodoOne1
      FrodoOne1 2 months ago +1

      You really do - because its use will save both MONEY and LIVES.
      See tvclip.biz/video/_lshRAPvPZY/video.html

  • Quaissag
    Quaissag 2 months ago +1

    "I don't know how big a milliliter is!" but they know what 9mm is. So take 9mm divided by 9.

  • Ruby James
    Ruby James 3 months ago +1

    the best part is when our american cousins come to canada and think the temperature suddenly drops at the border!

  • picolo2022 Games
    picolo2022 Games 3 months ago

    I think that the metric makes more sense, but this video doesn’t show any of it. So guys, don’t take what they say seriously

  • Random Videos Official
    Random Videos Official 3 months ago

    The metric system should be abolished.

  • Pig Nipples
    Pig Nipples 3 months ago

    Cus *frick* you

  • foxy126 PL
    foxy126 PL 3 months ago +1

    I europe the only imperal unit used is inch for measuring the screens
    Oh a i forgot about 1/4 mile race

    • FrodoOne1
      FrodoOne1 3 months ago +1

      The "inch" for screen size (in Europe and elsewhere) is there only because TV manufacturers need to sell their products into the USA.
      (I would hope that the size in SI units is also specified in Europe!)
      All such products are designed and manufactured using SI quantities and measurements. The "specifications" for these products are then "dumbed-down" to suit the currently limited "understanding" of most of the large market represented by US consumers.
      I have no idea of what is your "1/4 mile race" example.
      Is it a race over 1/4 mile (2 Furlongs) by persons, horses, vehicles or whatever?
      Of course, that distance is almost exactly equal to 200 metres! (Actually, 201.168 m)

  • Ben Stone
    Ben Stone 3 months ago

    I mean anyone with a high school education should know metrics and Celsius, used in science

  • Romanicvs Jones
    Romanicvs Jones 3 months ago

    A dude with a meter long johnson will always beat another with a yard long one.

  • Kai Horton
    Kai Horton 3 months ago

    I’m an Irish person brought up in an English household
    We measure height in feet
    Weight in kilograms
    Use Liters and Grams
    Distance in meters, Kilometers and miles
    We’re confusing lol

    • FrodoOne1
      FrodoOne1 3 months ago

      Living in England you do have a problem because of the way in which the UK made a mess of their Metrication process.
      For further information, please see ukma.org.uk/press/comparison-with-australia/

  • LifeIsPain
    LifeIsPain 3 months ago +3

    "I don't think this is worth it" xD That made me cry... I'm Italian and I have to say that your weird system makes no sense... Also for scientific stuff you always need our beautiful units.

  • NelsonRB
    NelsonRB 3 months ago

    metric system master race

  • princeofpersia9000 asdf

    They should stop calling themselves americans since it is offensive for other american countries and invent some other identification like yankees or something, and change to metric system

    • Pierce Ogle
      Pierce Ogle 2 months ago

      MercyIsBae yeah I am right we call our selves Americans like how people from England may call themselves British and our country’s name is literally the United States of America

    • Pierce Ogle
      Pierce Ogle 2 months ago

      MercyIsBae yeah why

    • MercyIsBae
      MercyIsBae 2 months ago

      @Pierce Ogle did u read what u just said

    • Pierce Ogle
      Pierce Ogle 2 months ago

      There are no other American countries but there are other North American and South American countries so no they are Americans

    • MercyIsBae
      MercyIsBae 3 months ago

      ikr

  • G Dubya
    G Dubya 3 months ago +1

    Am I the only person that was taught metric in school in the US?

  • Aronszajn
    Aronszajn 3 months ago

    Pobres pendejes

  • garethreece
    garethreece 3 months ago

    Try living in the UK where we use both. Distances are measured in miles and yard , petrol is sold in litres (but fuel consumption is in miles per gallon) . beer and milk can be bought in pints or litres. Construction uses mm's and inches depending on where and what and trying to work on an old British car you'll find one nut is 15mm and the next one will be a 3/8" so you need 2 sets of tools!

  • Nate Dole
    Nate Dole 3 months ago +1

    GET ME OUT OF THIS COUNTRY!!!! ARE YOU FING KIDDING ME????? Why do I live here? :(

  • rakusin
    rakusin 3 months ago +2

    Metric allows to make easy and quick calculations when you have to relate space, volume, distances and even weight. When you have to make conversions you have to think 25.4 x 5/8 for example, and it's a lost of time.

  • LbA
    LbA 3 months ago

    I love the metric system

  • CanadaMMA
    CanadaMMA 3 months ago

    I was actually quite impressed with just how well some of them knew the metric system. I think this video should be titled "Americans use common sense to figure out the metric system.

    • MercyIsBae
      MercyIsBae 3 months ago

      Americans? Im american but not from usa :)

    • CanadaMMA
      CanadaMMA 3 months ago

      @FrodoOne1
      Knowing how many CMs were in an inch, using the 2L bottle as a reference to figure out the mL, and the fact that everyone except one person knew that they needed to dress warmly. They literally showed an example of it in each segment.
      Why did you feel the need to act so nasty? Do you enjoy it?

    • FrodoOne1
      FrodoOne1 3 months ago

      Please advise at what point in the video do you consider that anyone shown had any understanding of the International System of Units (SI), otherwise known as the "Metric System", except that there was a brief reference to tens, hundreds and thousands.

  • Angela Zheng
    Angela Zheng 3 months ago

    Ok here in Canada we wear barely anything in -5 Celsius. In the winter it gets down to -30!

    • FrodoOne1
      FrodoOne1 3 months ago

      I am SO glad that I do not live in Canada - or Greenland, Iceland, Scandinavia, Siberia et al.

  • Switch it
    Switch it 3 months ago +1

    I'm an American, and even as a 14 year old I'm losing brain cells. My school, at least, learned about the metric system along with the US standard system. We use the metric system most of the time in school.

    • Switch it
      Switch it 3 months ago

      @MercyIsBae probably not. Our country is called "The United States of America". We probably call it America for the same reason we call it the United states too. Of course, I know there are many other countries in North and South America.

    • MercyIsBae
      MercyIsBae 3 months ago

      @Switch it because yall think usa is the only country in America

    • Switch it
      Switch it 3 months ago

      @MercyIsBae North America and South America are continents. Most people in the US call our country America. I'm not sure why, but it's been that way for a long time.

    • MercyIsBae
      MercyIsBae 3 months ago

      @Switch it im from america and not from usa :)

    • MercyIsBae
      MercyIsBae 3 months ago

      @Switch it is a continent :)

  • Joey Wilson
    Joey Wilson 3 months ago

    I wear a sweatshirt in -5 degrees Celsius, Its not that cold

  • Victorioo
    Victorioo 3 months ago

    I carry around a 30 centimeter shoe to measure feet

  • MR. Negrete
    MR. Negrete 3 months ago

    « Instead of miles there’s kilos »
    What?

  • Not Dave's Channel
    Not Dave's Channel 3 months ago +1

    Hold on, surely High School science in the US uses metric?

  • Zharif Sykes
    Zharif Sykes 3 months ago

    *Laugh in Europeans

  • play games
    play games 3 months ago

    I’m European and I now the metric system and the pound miles