Re: Metric Time (was Re: Why not 13 months? (Was La Systeme Metrique))

Lon Stowell (
9 Oct 1995 16:41:13 -0700

In article <4578mk$> (Keith Morrison) writes:
>Quick, without using a calculator, tell me how many feet are in
>53.872134 miles.
>Oh yeah, the foot is *so* much better...

Quick. You are 6 foot 1 inch tall. You have been strapped
to a pole mounted on a railroad car. The railroad car is
of the exact height that your feet are now exactly 1 foot
above the tracks.

You are approaching a tunnel at roughly 60 MPH. This is enough
to cause a severe Excedrin headache if you guess wrong as to
how much clearance you have.

Would you rather see a sign that gives the clearance in Meters
or Feet?

"Warning. 7 foot 2 inch Clearance!!"

"Warning 2.158 Meter Clearance".

Bye-Bye, metric wienie.