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just saiyan. found it at google and steal it while searching measurement. United States Arbitrary Retarded Rollercoaster Inches Feet Yards thames 32 Fahrenheit

found it at google and steal it while searching measurement

United States
Arbitrary Retarded Rollercoaster
Inches Feet Yards thames
32 Fahrenheit 212
arbiter? scale at which water freezes ?
The Rest of the World
Logical Smooth Sailing
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Millimetres Metres Crams
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Metre kilometre Hologram Twine
Celsius 100
Logical scale at which Zero is the Base level
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Submitted: 02/17/2012
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#392 - donekilledyou (02/18/2012) [-]
That awkward moment when the "retarded rollercoaster" is based off of the English imperial system, Fahrenheit was Dutch, and in my city, we write the date "17 February 2012". . . So basically, we aren't retards, just academic and scientific thieves.
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#241 to #225 - artillerysmith (02/18/2012) [-]
I love reading these arguments.
#477 - flx (02/18/2012) [-]
nice retoast -.-   
i think imma start posting things from frontpage about 3 weeks ago too.. will earn alot of toenail clippings i assume ...
nice retoast -.-
i think imma start posting things from frontpage about 3 weeks ago too.. will earn alot of toenail clippings i assume ...
#470 - jettripleseven (02/18/2012) [-]
Fact: Farenheit was scaled around the zero and 100 degree marks. Daniel Farenheit, a scientist, meant for the 100 degree mark to be the average human body temperature. We know today that this is actually around 98 degrees - because Farenheit had a strange defect that made his blood one or two degrees warmer than average, he threw the whole system off.   
   
Also, Daniel Farenheit lived much of his life on a house-boat in the ocean. You might find it weird that the number 32 was assigned to the freezing point of water. However, sea water freezes at around zero degrees.
Fact: Farenheit was scaled around the zero and 100 degree marks. Daniel Farenheit, a scientist, meant for the 100 degree mark to be the average human body temperature. We know today that this is actually around 98 degrees - because Farenheit had a strange defect that made his blood one or two degrees warmer than average, he threw the whole system off.

Also, Daniel Farenheit lived much of his life on a house-boat in the ocean. You might find it weird that the number 32 was assigned to the freezing point of water. However, sea water freezes at around zero degrees.
#306 - CheesePwnsHard (02/18/2012) [-]
I'm Canadian and use celsius , but I taught myself fahrenheit because it's just another measurement. I don't understand people that pick fights about it, it's just another way of learning.
I'm Canadian and use celsius , but I taught myself fahrenheit because it's just another measurement. I don't understand people that pick fights about it, it's just another way of learning.
User avatar #293 - skwirl (02/18/2012) [-]
This is a retoast "just saiyan".
#162 - alecsucks (02/17/2012) [-]
it a retoast it made it to the front page 2 weeks ago
#277 - xxpiexx (02/18/2012) [-]
If you've grown accustomed to that system, it really becomes second nature to you. I honestly don't know why everyone loves to pick a fight about our ******* measurement system.
#282 to #277 - catsniffer (02/18/2012) [-]
... Because it's 			****		?
... Because it's **** ?
User avatar #287 to #282 - xxpiexx (02/18/2012) [-]
That's what I mean. Who cares? It's served us just fine so what do you care? Isn't there more important things you could be worrying about than a ******* measurement system?
#295 to #287 - catsniffer (02/18/2012) [-]
You're right about that...   
But remember that the lack of an unified measure system led to failures and loss of money, I can recall a space mission that failed because of that (and the lack of proper communication between the nasa and the other 			*******		 who participated)   
anyway, I don't live there and therefore I can't and will not give a 			****		... take a kitten instead
You're right about that...
But remember that the lack of an unified measure system led to failures and loss of money, I can recall a space mission that failed because of that (and the lack of proper communication between the nasa and the other ******* who participated)
anyway, I don't live there and therefore I can't and will not give a **** ... take a kitten instead
User avatar #434 to #295 - KillYourself (02/18/2012) [-]
If they couldn't do basic conversion factors they deserved to fail
User avatar #47 - cienbur (02/17/2012) [-]
personal thoughts:
Metric System vs Imperial System
The metric system is a more logical, and consistent System, however, as previously stated, the costs associated with changing the entire country's measurement scale would be great, also, people who have already graduated school and were not taught the Metric System consistently throughout would then become clueless as far as measurements go, the easiest way to remedy this in my opinion would be to slowly alter the curriculum to replace the imperial system with he metric system entirely.

F vs C
This is the only portion where i find that America has a logical measurement, at least partially. Both systems are useful, as well as Kelvin, but personally, i think for non-scientific measurements of temperature, such as the outside temperature, room temperature, the human body, etc, Fahrenheit is the more logical scale, because it is based on the human tolerance of heat, and allows an in depth measurement within that 0-100 range, but for scientific purposes, where 0-100 F is rarely used, because most lab reactions need not take place within the human's "comfort range" would be better suited for Celsius and Kelvin, Kelvin being used for anything based from or related to Absolute Zero, and Celsius being used for other extreme temperatures.

MM/DD/YYYY vs DD/MM/YYYY
while not extremely important, some slight confusion could be caused by any day that is the 12th or lower of the month, such as 11/12/2000 (random date) which in america, would be read as November 12th, 2000 , while outside of America, it is read as December 11th, 2000, this is simply something that is taught to amerifat children, it would not have much impact on america in any way, but is simply something that has not been changed, perhaps due to amerifat ignorance, or laziness, being from america myself, i see many of my country's flaws, and do not try to ignore them, if you have read this, thank you, and if you haven't...

TL;DR....don't blame you
User avatar #57 to #47 - theantihipster (02/17/2012) [-]
They have actually been slowly switching over measurements in the Automotive industry. What used to be a Chevy 350, is now known as the 5.7 liter V8.
#63 to #47 - anon (02/17/2012) [-]
I mostly agree with you, and I won't nitpick, but I didn't get exactly what you meant about F/C. Were you trying to say that in daily life, you won't use values outside of the 0-100 F range?
Just wondering.
User avatar #70 to #63 - cienbur (02/17/2012) [-]
for the most part, in america, most people will not encounter temperatures very far from the 0-100 range in F (with some obvious exceptions such as cooking) i understand that some other areas would not fall into this range though, as there are places that go far into the negatives in Fahrenheit measurements, making the range a bit less useful.
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User avatar #51 to #49 - cienbur (02/17/2012) [-]
thank you for being a reasonable gent, toenail clipping for being civil
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User avatar #55 to #54 - cienbur (02/17/2012) [-]
I try my best not to follow the " 'MERICA!!!! " stereo-type, thank you for noticing
#50 to #47 - Sammael (02/17/2012) [-]
That's why England, land of birth of imperial system when they changed to (still changing) metric simply did it this way:
write both measurements side by side for 20 years. start teaching kids in school metric, and slowly phase imperial out. costs are split over 20 years, so they are not that great, and problems are minimized.
USA Navy, Army, Airforce and Marines are already using metric, so is NASA, its more precise and far more versitle.
Problem isn't cost, problem is that politicians are aware if they try to change imperial to metric they will have huge problems with right voters who think like this
"Why should we adapt to something thats more logical, and used by entire world, we are america! **** YEA! Everyone adapt to US!"
User avatar #181 - CasuallyChaotic (02/17/2012) [-]
1.) I use the metric system every single day. Every single American does, whether the realize it or not.
2.) Same with Celsius, but perhaps not as much. However a German made the scale we adopted, so Europeans can grab a ladder and step off their pretentious ******* high horse.
3.) The month-day-year format has its own equally credible logic behind it, namely that it orders significant digits from smallest to largest, which makes sorting multiple dates easier than placing the day first. However, this entire portion is just nitpicking because however you order the three damn things provides very little difference in understanding the current day out of the current month of the current year, so once again, **** off Europeans.
4.) **** your retoasts.
#188 to #181 - meowtroll (02/17/2012) [-]
You could say that the amerifats are "bilingual" so to speak in measurements. I don't see a problem with it.
#187 to #181 - ExorArgus (02/17/2012) [-]
1) If you use the metric system everyday them stop using imperial all together.

2) the Germans may have invented it but only the US, Liberia, Burma still use it

3) So if it doesn't matter why bitch about it?

4)99% fj is retoasts get used to it

5) also stop assuming everyone who is different is European the USA is backwards compared to the rest of the world. (as is said in the content)
User avatar #439 to #187 - somepervert (02/18/2012) [-]
yet the u.s are still more advanced than most of the countries that despise us for no apparent reason
#510 to #439 - ExorArgus (02/19/2012) [-]
what do you mean by "advanced"?
#517 to #510 - anon (04/21/2012) [-]
We (Americans) are leaders in almost every industry, and everyone is looking at us for this. For example who is the U.S. president?- Everybody knows
Who is the priminister of England / Germany / Greece - who gives a **** like they're doing anything interesting.
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User avatar #183 to #181 - alkatres (02/17/2012) [-]
dating in US armed forces: 17 FEB 12 (as in 2012)
#185 to #181 - serker (02/17/2012) [-]
Good opinions, but about the fahrenheit scale , it may have been made by a german man , but you're still the ones using it. If i were to create a machine that kicks your balls 30 times in a minute , would i really be the idiot , or just the guy using it (alright, maybe a bit weird example , hope you get the point though)
#369 - FillupMiCrevis (02/18/2012) [-]
Here's some toasty OC.
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#398 to #369 - anon (02/18/2012) [-]
NASA USES THE ******* METRIC SYSTEM!!!! SO DOES THE REST OF THE US GOVERNMENT! AND YES, I AM TYPING IN ALL-CAPS BECAUSE I'M ******* MAD!!!
#408 to #398 - anon (02/18/2012) [-]
yeah, how can one forget that stupid accident with "newtons"
#378 to #369 - Blasphemer (02/18/2012) [-]
Reasons to put a man on the moon:

1. We did it! **** YEA! IN YOUR FACE!
2... Well, **** .
User avatar #396 to #378 - blakkmagicman (02/18/2012) [-]
have you?
#399 to #396 - Blasphemer (02/18/2012) [-]
Have you?
User avatar #401 to #399 - blakkmagicman (02/18/2012) [-]
lol. not me personally. but your comment seemed like you pulled that out of your ass lol. either way....not a big deal to me so im probably gonna stop here lol. good day
#386 to #369 - rawreatpuppies (02/18/2012) [-]
This. I like this.
This. I like this.
#381 to #369 - anon (02/18/2012) [-]
FIXED FOR YA :-D
#454 to #381 - spacefield (02/18/2012) [-]
Countries that will show why you don't **** with us!
#394 to #381 - FillupMiCrevis (02/18/2012) [-]
Doesn't matter, still won the war!
Doesn't matter, still won the war!
#391 to #390 - anon (02/18/2012) [-]
#411 to #381 - whathefuckisthis (02/18/2012) [-]
oh don't be silly we only killed like 1 or 2 japs with that....harmless!
User avatar #395 to #381 - blakkmagicman (02/18/2012) [-]
lol caps. totally not needed.
#400 to #395 - anon (02/18/2012) [-]
HAVE YOU EVER LOOKED AT THE PRICES OF THE CAPS LOCK KEYS? BETTER LEAVE AS IT IS
User avatar #403 to #400 - blakkmagicman (02/18/2012) [-]
what?

#145 - theguythatisnotyou (02/17/2012) [-]
When people make fun of America for being different, but don't realize everything America has done for the better. I'm not a butthurt American I'm a butthurt Canadian because Canda is pretty much America's bitch.
User avatar #254 to #145 - laky (02/18/2012) [-]
Depends at the time. Right know, with Stephan Harper we are sucking America`s cock and slowly losing are identity and becoming more and more like them. But at other times we went the opposite way and stopped trading so much with america and we had a lot of Canadian TV shows and most of our businesses were actually owned by Canada
User avatar #21 - word (02/17/2012) [-]
People overlook a major point with this: Americans use both. In our everyday lives we use miles, yards, feet, inches, pounds, Fahrenheit, etc, whereas in a classroom or professional setting we use kilometers, meters, milometers, grams, Celsius, etc. It isn't like we completely refuse to use the metric system, because the fact is is that every American knows how to use it, we just prefer to use the imperial system because we are used to it.

As for the date, February 17th just sounds better than the 17th of February, but that is just my opinion.

Secondly, we have tried to convert before. In the South some of the signs on the interstates say kilometers instead of miles, but the conversion was not complete because it is far too costly to completely replace every sign and re-measure the highways, as well as replace anything that uses the imperial system, such as scales. The only thing that stayed when we tried to convert was the 2liter soda bottles.

#305 to #21 - righteousmuffin (02/18/2012) [-]




Have my babies.
#393 - blakkmagicman (02/18/2012) [-]
3 things....1. if we do it the complicated way....i guess that makes our system harder and requires more brainpower to figure out.
2. keep on bitching about it....that'll sure solve it.
3. i don't know why i posted this cuz i really don't give a **** .
User avatar #442 to #393 - madjik (02/18/2012) [-]
1. Doing it slower and stupidly doesn't make you smarter. If I lift weights with knives on them does that make me stronger?
2. You are the one with the ****** up system, we can't do anything about it except laugh.
3. If you really didn't give a **** you wouldn't have replied
User avatar #509 to #442 - blakkmagicman (02/18/2012) [-]
lol. i wanted to use that picture
User avatar #445 to #393 - jakehatt (02/18/2012) [-]
1) you do things the inefficient way which wastes brainpower .
2) this is funnyjunk, we never solved anything ever.
3) next button is for a reason
#345 - otik (02/18/2012) [-]
#347 to #345 - anon (02/18/2012) [-]
JESUS SPOKE ENGLISH?????????????????
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#350 to #347 - MrSister **User deleted account** has deleted their comment [-]
#355 to #350 - anon (02/18/2012) [-]
BEST JOKE EVER!
BEST JOKE EVER!
#6 - anon (02/17/2012) [-]
"Base level?" Its just the freezing point of water. If you want logical, use Kelvin. Then zero really is zero.
User avatar #23 to #6 - TheMather ONLINE (02/17/2012) [-]
Celsius is actually based on kelvin, it is only displaced by 273.15° so single and most double digit numbers are what's survivable.
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