Why America still uses Fahrenheit


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Fahrenheit, explained to the rest of the world

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Since I've moved to the US in 2010, there's one thing that I still don't fully understand: the imperial system. Virtually every country on earth uses Celsius but America has yet to follow. Although it might not seem like a big deal, not using the metric system puts America at a great disadvantage. For example, American kids have to learn 2 sets of measurements making science education even more difficult. On top of that, American companies have to produce extra products to export to metric countries. So why does the United States still have such an antiquated system of measurement?

Read more about Fahrenheit here: https://www.vox.com/2015/2/16/8031177/america-fahrenheit

Read more about the metric system here: https://www.vox.com/2014/5/29/5758542/time-for-the-US-to-use-the-metric-system


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What about using portuguese subtitle? xoxo

56 minutes ago

Don't worry, my parents have been living in the U.S. for over 10 years yet they still prefer the metric system

10 hours ago

Fucken Americans, the scourged of backwardness thats molasis to human technological evolution.

16 hours ago

first world problems guys U.S. doesn't want to switch over to the metric system

16 hours ago

Fahrenheit is how the temperature feels to a human and celsius is how temperature feels to a water

1 day ago

Here’s a cheat sheet
Look at ferenhright as percent
20% hot? Wow cold
60% hot? Seems good
120% hot? I’m dying over here

1 day ago

That's a really cool way to make sense of it! I like it even though I grew up with F so I have no problem with it anyway

22 hours ago

There are two types of countries in this world. Ones that use the metric system. And ones that went to the moon.

1 day ago

Drugs are metric all over the world.

1 day ago

The mars crash had nothing to do with temperature reading conversions. Any mars temputre reading taken on mars would have been in kelvin not celsius or fahrenheit.

1 day ago

xD as an American with Canadian relatives I get so confused when I go up to visit them. XD all I know in Celsius is that 20 degrees is 70 degrees

1 day ago

One of the most advanced and richest country in the world

Uses measuring system from the 1800

seems legit

1 day ago

ummm i think you can set alexa to metric units

1 day ago

Because Americans are too stupid to change to the way the rest of the world does it !

1 day ago

How is it difficult to understand that 60-70 degrees is warm?

Granted, I grew up on Fahrenheit but hearing that it's 80 degrees out tells me pretty quickly it's warm, and then hearing it's before 40, it's pretty cold.

Point being, as a Fahrenheit user, it's hard for me to understand that 35 degrees C is hot, whereas it shouldn't be hard for a Celsius user to understand it's hot when they say it's 77 out.

2 days ago

Celsius users are jealous, we'll never give in ;P

2 days ago

And then there's the UK - which switched from imperial to metric in 1970, but everyone became confused and we now have both. Only non-metric currency was abolished.

2 days ago

it's quite weird in the Philippines because everyone is taught both the imperial and metric systems and most use both as well

2 days ago

How about the rest of the world switch to the US. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻

2 days ago

Then the rest of the world will be stupid like you.

1 day ago

As an American born citizen. I still don't get why we use Fahrenheit and the imperial system. I prefer to use the metric, but I can't really convert to celcius. I can do freezing and boiling but not anything in between. I practically know 30°c is about 90°f

2 days ago

Celsius is easy to use for the weather actually, 0 is freezing and 50 is really hot. 25 is average, the more you go toward to 50 the hotter it gets and the lower it goes to 0 the colder it gets.

1 day ago

I actually though fahrenheit was hot and celsius was cold

2 days ago

Metric should stay with sciency stuff

2 days ago

Should have made it 4 minutes and 51 seconds. Fahrenheit 451

3 days ago

You know why we use farenheit? Because we’re the greatest country on earth!!!

3 days ago

nah

3 days ago

I seriously don’t get Celsius, okay it. Makes sense that 0 is freezing and 100 is boiling but then wouldn’t that mean that temperatures close to 0 are cold but no 25 degrees Celsius is 77 degrees Fahrenheit thats really hot, so what would 77 Celsius be that, 170 degrees thats death so if thats how it works then really all Celsius is doing is just making the temperature numbers fewer so ( these aren’t the real numbers) Celsius is like -5 to 40 and Fahrenheit is like -20 to 105 it makes no sense why would you you pick the fewer numbers its confusing

3 days ago

??????

3 days ago

C for Communist, F for Freedom, when America's body temp is 100

3 days ago

honestly why dont you bash on some other country using the impreal system we arent the only one ;-;

3 days ago

i use Fahrenheit every day and i think its pretty useful but in science class we use Celsius

3 days ago

You know, this could all be fixed by getting Alexa to give the temperature in Celcius...

3 days ago

Does she know she can change Alexa to metric and Celsius measurements?

3 days ago

Basically the entire world uses Celsius on a daily basis and Kelvin for scientifc purposes, Fahrenheit is just pointless

3 days ago

Fahrenheit is the more precise measurement when dealing with whole numbers (as is mostly the case) ... just saying.

3 days ago

Person McPerson ... You’re disagreeing with basic math?

3 days ago

nah

3 days ago

Here's a solution:
Learn both.

3 days ago

Damn, it hurts to be called dumb for being American.

3 days ago

Yes, that's the problem: they made it voluntary. "Oh, we have an option?" "Yes" "K, we're good as is, in that case."

4 days ago

yo f*ck Celsius its all about kelvin

4 days ago

It appears our superiority has led to some controversy.

4 days ago

Fahrenheit is an old and inferior system.....

3 days ago

Fahrenheit is more accurate. 20 degrees is a really low number so it seems like it would be quite cold, on the other hand 60 degrees is a very medium number. it conveys that it is warm out but not super hot or cold.

4 days ago

XanderNotAlex how is it more accurate? That makes no sense. You think that because that’s what you’ve been taught. Welcome to Celsius. 20 is a temperate “ok” weather, 30 is “it’s quite warm out” and 40 is “wtf I’m too hot”

4 days ago

No IceWaterSalt Mixture. There are better Videos than this.

4 days ago

You're not a scientist you should know what 50°F feels like that's cold arou d 80 is warm 90+🔥🔥🔥

4 days ago

American's know that, not the rest of the world.

3 days ago

So you guys don't like me? :(

4 days ago

Whats Celsius???

5 days ago

The normal system for temperature.

3 days ago

I'm actually surprised the United States Of America uses 60 seconds per minute and 60 minutes per hour with 2 sets of 12 hours for a 24 hour day and 12 months with 4 to 5 weeks with 7 days each week since everyone else in the World uses the same thing too, the U.S.A. always wants to be different from other Countries.

5 days ago

i Dont get The Metric system.....
i was never taught it
Its Miles,Fahrenheit,Yards,Inchs, Pounds for me

5 days ago

Learning it can be helpful, I'm Canadian and I've gone out of my way to learn the US system and it's helpful sometimes.

3 days ago

2:16 𝐰𝐭𝐟 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐦𝐚𝐩?

United States of Europe?
Union of African Republics?
Federated Republics of India?
Canada, Mexico and Greenland as parts of the US?

Finnish SSR?

Polish SSR?

Iranian SSR?

Turkey? (hmmmm... ok, that's actually nothing unusual)

5 days ago

+Vincent Weymann Sorry, I don't remember posting this. I was on a trip two days ago and didn't go on YouTube. Also, sorry because I am kinda confused.

23 hours ago

Groenland was never a part of America, and USSR began in 1922, the Union of African republics does not exist, there is an African Union, but it is not a state qnd it was created after 1958 ; saying that Finland is a part of the USSR is an insult at that point ... United states of europe in the 18th/19th century ? that is an american wet dream... and, come on ! Canada being part of the US ... this map does not make any sense .... +Ryan Lee

1 day ago

That’s a 18th/19th century map...

3 days ago

Lol

3 days ago

I19 might have had the only km-only sign but many interstates had both back in the 70s and early 80s.

5 days ago