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

Tom Marchant (
Fri, 13 Oct 95 12:19:41 EDT

In article <45egma$> (INEN/W94) writes:

>Hmm, didn't doctors used to use leeches for healing once? I'm glad they
>stopped doing that! As for the metric system - Hello!! America!!!
>Stop holding up the rest of the world by hanging on to your useless
>inch/fahrenheit/gallon system!!

It might interest you to know that leeches are used in healing again.
It seems that there are conditions of poor circulation, especially after
surgery to reattach a severed limb or digit, where the old method of
correcting the problem of blood build-up in the problem area was to
cut and drain the excess blood. The newer, more modern technique is
to use leeches.

What a stupid thread, but I'm a newcomer here in alt.folklore.computers,
and I was curious...