Originally Posted by mikegreen
What is this "pounds" you guys talk about. Where's the kilo's
In the U.S., the school system has been teaching the metric system since the 1970's, but the polticians are afraid to make it our standard of measurement, so we still rely on feet, pounds, pecks, pints, rods, and other antiquated measures. If Obama really wants to be the science president he could push for us to advance in this area, but I haven't heard a proposal.