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TIL Korean college students once protested against the amount of air in potato chip packets by building a raft out of them and sailing across a river. : todayilearned

TIL Korean college students once protested against the amount of air in potato chip packets by building a raft out of them and sailing across a river. : todayilearned

I don’t remember that ever being used. One problem with changing to metric is that it offered no immediate benefit to the average guy. I mean, sure, Dr. Wily would have an easier time building his minions, but Joe from Accounting won’t give so much as a shit, the difference between a mile and 1.24 meters is that Joe will have to learn about 1.24 meters, the length of the object is still exactly the same anyway

The second problem is that when America did try to switch, they did so as half-assedly as possible. Manufacturers were encouraged to display both imperial and metric numbers, but there’s no penalty for not doing that. Eventually people gave up, government gave up, and Americans proudly use the remnants of the british empire