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Measuring Metric's Limits in the Grocery Aisle

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The fight to persuade Americans to ditch English units for the metric system in their everyday lives is largely lost. And now even some advocates of grams, meters and the like want to make a tactical retreat from the site of one of their few victories: the grocery aisle.

The nutrition labels that have been mandated by the federal government for nearly 20 years list nutrient quantities in grams. A serving of cereal might be one-quarter cup, but that amount contains, say, 2.5 grams of fat and 4 grams of sugar.

Moment of Zen - Metric System Is English

Rick Sanchez: Moment of Zen - Metric System Is English

Video: Jon Stewart - Moment of Zen


Rick Sanchez apologizes for asking a scientist what nine meters means in English. "Myself and most of the people I know don't know the metric system or can't do the conversion charts very well." So said CNN's Rick Sanchez Monday in response to criticism that he has taken for his absolutely pathetic coverage of Saturday's tsunamis in Hawaii. As Dr. Kurt Frankel discussed the ramifications of a nine meter drop observed in the ocean following the massive earthquake in Chile, Sanchez said, "By the way, nine meters in English is?"

Stewart tore apart CNN's Rick Sanchez For 'Nine Meters In English Is?'

Jon Stewart - Rick Sanchez -  'Nine Meters In English Is?'

Video: Jon Stewart - The Uninformant


Rick Sanchez reports on the tsunami warning the way a coked-up guy at a party would explain the strength of ants.A pathetic performance by Sanchez during that afternoon's coverage of the tsunamis predicted to hit Hawaii after the massive earthquake in Chile.

"By the way, nine meters in English is?" the manic CNNer actually asked a scientist brought on to explain the situation.

National Metric Week in October

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Celebrate National Metric Week
October 4-10, 2009


Break out your rulers. It's time to celebrate National Metric Week. This fall the week of October 4–10 (the 10th month of the year and the week containing the 10th day) will be set aside to celebrate the metric system. Americans will have an opportunity to focus on the importance and convenience of the measurement system based on 10s. It's time to celebrate National Metric Week.

Americans will have an opportunity to focus on the importance and convenience of the measurement system based on 10s.

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