It’s been 230 years since British pirates robbed the US of the metric systemIain Thomsonon January 22, 2023 at 08:38 The Register


How did the world’s largest economy get stuck with retro measurement?

Feature  In 1793, French scientist Joseph Dombey sailed for the newly formed United States at the request of Thomas Jefferson carrying two objects that could have changed America. He never made it, and now the US is stuck with a retro version of measurement that is unique in the modern world.…

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