The Metric System, its Usage and Hidden History
Whatever happened to the metric system in the US? The answer will intrigue you. Attend a lecture which explains the British origin of the metric system, why it costs 10-15% more for building construction in the US because we are not metric, and how up to 98,000 people per year may perish in our healthcare system because we lack the metric system. The considerable history of attempts to make the US a metric country from George Washington onward will also be detailed.
Randy Bancroft P.E. is a practicing Professional Engineer in the State of Colorado, published author, and blogs as The Metric Maven at www.themetricmaven.com