Why America still uses Fahrenheit


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Published: 1 year ago
Fahrenheit, explained to the rest of the world


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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I don't think people realize that Americans use both..........

1 hour ago

Kelvin master measurement!

8 hours ago

American Exceptionalism.

10 hours ago

Because America's trash

16 hours ago

Raven Kane I live n America. Dude please do not offend people’s Content.

1 hour ago

When America is more British than Britain

22 hours ago

the rest of the world can switch to fahrenheit

23 hours ago

fahrenheit literally makes 0 sense

1 day ago

The comments section of this video is so saucy 😂 and all the Americans are butt hurt 😂😂😂

1 day ago

I don’t get why people us metric it’s so hard

1 day ago

I think they could start changing to the world standard (metric) by using it in documentary movies. How frustrating it is when the rest of the world sees a documentary that measures in feet and miles. Metric countries should just refuse to show them.

2 days ago

Umm the United States scientific community does use Celsius. Unless it uses Kelvin to be more precise. The reason why Farenheit is still used is because Celsius was not a good sale for the casual user. Why should the US conform. Farenheit has been around longer and it still works. The Mars explorer didn't get lost due to the readings in farenheit especially since they used Kelvin as their standard. My first US flats I lived in had a celcius thermostat but I could get comfortable, it was either too hot or too cold.

3 days ago

This is a Celcius explained easily 30 is hot,20 is nice,10 is cool, 0 is ice.

3 days ago

Why is the Polish SSR on the blue map? There was never such thing as Polish SSR. Where did you get it from?

3 days ago

Im really confused with my country. We use imperial system but use celcius.. Make your damn mind Philippines.

3 days ago

ugh, i live in america and decided to learn celsius bc for obvious reasons its the better system. my friends will not shut up about how weird this is and i just say "excuse me what's the boiling point of water in fahrenheit?" most people have to think about it, which its sad that americans don't even know the customary system well

3 days ago

In the us we use metric in science and almost every teacher says we should use metric

4 days ago

I'm from Brazil, here we use Celsius. And i can't understand fahrenheit. Really, it's hard and confusing

4 days ago

Even the most "America is the greatest country on Earth & does no wrong" people admits, that the Imperial system is crap.

4 days ago

We don't use Celsius because F**CK THE METRIC SYSTEM

5 days ago

Just because you don’t understand something doesn’t make it stupid.

5 days ago

My brain completely melted after seeing the comment section. I swear, I can't understand people's logic sometimes.

5 days ago

I don’t care about weather I want different time I keep hearing 2:35 pm
Instead of 14:35

6 days ago

American here. I acknowledge the superiority of Celsius for most applications, but I still defend our use of Fahrenheit for weather. For measuring air temperature in terms of human comfort, Fahrenheit is more accurate and logical. I think the 2 can coexist. As far as ditching all other imperial units in favor of metric, where do i sign???

6 days ago

All you damn Europeans are trying to change the US but Incase you forgot we’re leaders not followers. It’s highly unikely we will ever go metric. As Americans we use the English system and probably always will. Stop trying to make us like your countries. If you want the metric system and other certain things you don’t have to live here, go back to your country. When you move countries you have to learn the language, culture, and customs. You don’t move countries and try and change the language. We’re not going to change just because it makes it easier on yourself. You guys are despicable.

6 days ago

It is a intelligence screen. Going from Celsius to Fahrenheit is dirt easy. Divide by 1.8 and add 32 F degrees. A meter is about 39 inches. A foot is is the length on my foot ;-) A gallon is ~3.8 liters or 4 quarts. and in pure water weighs ~8.3 pounds per gallon and a full 5 gallon bucket weighs around 40 pounds.
Remember business majors and law majors think of the 'glug' as measure of liquid no matter the system of measures used ;-)
I already own both SAE and Metric tools sets. That said this is the best reason for choosing one system, one set of tools.

1 week ago

Cuz they gay lol

1 week ago

The Imperial Units is soooooo harmful

1 week ago

USA Left The Chat

1 week ago

I've wondered this since a child. Even with tools it's better to just use metric. Tell me which is easier; Hey grab me a 21mm wrench OR Hey grab me a 13/16ths of an inch wrench.

1 week ago

we learn and apply metric in school

1 hour ago

Listen all foreigners, we learn and apply metric in school. Just most forget some of it...

1 week ago