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Why Don't Americans Use The Metric System?

The United States is among the last few countries that refuse to adopt the international metric system. Find out why.

While nearly the entire world has adopted the international metric system of measurement, The United States still relies on a system of measurements based on the sizes of thumbs, feet, wingspans and leaps. So why doesn't the U.S. use the metric system?

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Read more about the metric versus imperial systems:

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