Our Hell

~On This Day In Old Timey Days :: What’s Wrong With America
July 28, 2008, 12:02 am
Filed under: On This Day in Old Timey Days

:: July 28 . 1866 ::

The metric system was legalized by the U.S. Congress for the standardization of weights and measures throughout the United States.

But it never caught on.  The United States, Liberia and Myanmar are the only countries that have yet to institute it.

““The metric system is the tool of the devil! My car gets forty rods to the hogshead and that’s the way I likes it.” – Grampa Simpson

I can only say what the fuck.

:: July 28 . 1965 ::

U.S. President Johnson announced he was increasing the number of American troops in South Vietnam from 75,000 to 125,000.

What the fuck America?  Why would you piss off Mynamar, Vietnam’s biggest trading partner and your fellow metric system deserter?  Who did you call when you needed to convert furlongs to kilometres? Liberia? Ha.


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