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shrinerr

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#31 15 years ago

-273 celcius is the temperature whee matter stops moving..like at all.




Sgt Saunders

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#32 15 years ago
Pale Blue EyesWhy because it is better than the one we use in conceivably every single way. It's that stupid sentiment that stops progress. As unique as the US is, sometimes the rest of the goddamn world agrees on something for a reason. Then again your probably sitting on your back porch with your shotgun, cursing Europe and their evil evil French system. :/

Don't get me started on the French. And it isn't a shotgun but a full auto CAR-15.




urseus

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#33 15 years ago

Coming from australia where 30C means its hot, going to america and the weather being reported as 90F made me freak out.

I mean seriously, it just sounds like your using a big number to sound cool.




emonkies

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#34 15 years ago

urseusComing from australia where 30C means its hot, going to america and the weather being reported as 90F made me freak out.

I mean seriously, it just sounds like your using a big number to sound cool.

Yes your absolutely right, The Americans adopted the works of Daniel Farenheit who died in 1736 just so we could wave around big numbers.

Oh BTW Farenheits system was based on the works of Olaus Roemer, a Danish Astronomer.




lumpeh

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#35 15 years ago

I can't understand Farenheit :(




MkH^

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#36 15 years ago

Now.. what does this have to do with "heavy guns"? ;)




Aviator

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#37 15 years ago
FryaDuck Not a mess at all, Australia adopted the metric system during the 1970's and whilst some had problems (those that resisted) it has been a great benefit.

True, but you have to take into account that Australia's population is 19 million, while the US's population is 293 million. The more people there are the more problems will arise. Still, I agree with you on the fact that the metric system is superior and the US would be better off adopting it.




emonkies

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#38 15 years ago

I mentioned that Americans used calibers in WW2 which was measured by 100th of an inch and that US still has not fully adopted mettric system and it kinda went downhill from there.

Daniel Farenheit based his sytem on 4 measurements.

1) The Temperature of salt and ice and water. Salt water has a lower freezing point so that was established as zero.

2) Remove the salt and water froze at 32deg on his scale.

3) Using a mercury thermometer common today, the temperature f a healthy man measured under the tongue or in a armpit was established as 98 degrees.

4) The boiling point of water at sea level was 212 degrees.

After Daniel Farenheits death in 1736 the scale was recalibrated so that normal human body temperature was adjusted to 98.6 degrees.