In 1975, the United States passed the Metric Conversion Act. Legislation was intended to slowly convert units of measure from feet and pounds to meters and kilograms, in order to bring the US into line with the rest of the world. There was only one question: the law was completely voluntary. Of course, this meant that it almost never happened.
More than 40 years later, the United States lives in a gray metric zone. Sure, he has several laws requiring consumer goods to list both metric and conventional US measures, but he still remains isolated in his bubble of ordinary US measures. So what does this bubble burst?
In the last Verge of science In the video, we will look at three lesser-known reasons for the reluctance of the United States to adopt the metric system. Besides the obvious (it cannot be bothered), internationalists everywhere have a little glimmer of hope.