Who Doesn't Want to Go to the Moon??



I think most of us, at some point, have wanted to be an astronaut. Blasting into outerspace would be SO COOL.

Playing with boss, spaceage robots would be CRUCIAL.

Now NASA is making it even more difficult for me to become an astronaut! They're converting entirely to metrics!

I think we spent a total of 10 minutes learning and laughing at the metric system when I was a kid. "kilometers?! hahahaha! We use miles here, dude!" Now who's laughing? Not me. We all thought the US Customary Units would last forever...that the world would change and see things our way. Wrong.

New Year's Resolution #2: Get a grip on the metric system.

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PS - My first New Year's Resolution: Improve my posture.

1 comment:

cBass said...

The metric system is useful and elegant. It's also pretty easy to learn -- just master the prefixes (prefices?) and you're set. It also helps to keep in mind a few basic conversions to/from the units you currently know and love (e.g. 1 mile = 1.61 kilometers). In this regard, google is your friend. Just type in a full question like "how many cubits are in a furlong?" and it shoots back the conversion. Finally, start with metric units with which you're most familiar: liters.