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(Gawker)   All weather services across the world should convert to fahrenheit. Why you ask? Because it makes a lot more sense to say that its going to be toasty with a high of 95 as opposed to saying its going to be toasty with a high of 35   (thevane.gawker.com) divider line
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2020-04-16 5:14:40 AM  
Celsius has no reason to exist. Fahrenheit is better for average every day use, and Kelvin is better for scientific accuracy.

But metric had to metric everything, even the stuff it was no good at.
 
2020-04-16 5:26:20 AM  
You get used to it.

/ moved to New Zealand from the US in 2005
 
2020-04-16 5:32:34 AM  
That might be the stupidest thing I read today. Perhaps the vast majority of the world should convert to english because it just makes more sense.
 
2020-04-16 5:34:00 AM  
fark, americans are stupid. i grew up in Canada, and Fahrenheit makes no farking sense
 
2020-04-16 5:46:33 AM  

some_beer_drinker: fark, americans are stupid. i grew up in Canada, and Fahrenheit makes no farking sense


You can't say it "makes no sense" without looking stupid yourself.

It was designed to describe the typical outdoor temperature experienced in northern temperate climates. 0 to 100 is the range most commonly seen by those people in a given year.

It may not be your choice, but it does make sense.

As a bonus, it has a finer gradation than centigrade (calling it Celsius makes no faking sense, btw, since we're so keen on making sense), which is coincidental but nice.
 
2020-04-16 6:04:17 AM  

some_beer_drinker: fark, americans are stupid. i grew up in Canada, and Fahrenheit makes no farking sense


This. I'm not an American, so I didn't grow up with Fahrenheit, as a result Fahrenheit makes no sense to me.
 
2020-04-16 6:21:53 AM  

Nidiot: This. I'm not an American, so I didn't grow up with Fahrenheit, as a result Fahrenheit makes no sense to me.


It's actually pretty easy:
On a scale of 1 to 100, how uncomfortable is it outside?
0 degrees = it's f*king freezing out there.
100 degrees = it's f*cking boiling out there.

Is it pleasantly warm outside? Likely to be somewhere in the 65-70 degree range.
A bit cool? Probably in the low 60's to 50's.

The only part you really have to memorize is that water freezes at 32 degrees.
 
2020-04-16 7:00:15 AM  
Cooking with Celsius FARKING SUCKS! 

I don't care about weather, it's either tolerable or not, but oven temps are important. And I'm sorry, but 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, is not an adequate scale.Those are the options with European ovens. I actually need to know if I'm at 350 or 375. Celsius is just too vague.
 
2020-04-16 7:14:50 AM  
No.
 
2020-04-16 7:29:39 AM  

ginandbacon: Cooking with Celsius FARKING SUCKS! 

I don't care about weather, it's either tolerable or not, but oven temps are important. And I'm sorry, but 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, is not an adequate scale.Those are the options with European ovens. I actually need to know if I'm at 350 or 375. Celsius is just too vague.


Unless you've got a pretty dope oven, you're looking at at least +/- 25 degrees variation anyway. 375 will be a little warmer than 350, but that three sig fig precision is imaginary.
 
2020-04-16 7:30:27 AM  
* and the solution is use thermometers liberally
 
2020-04-16 7:37:50 AM  

incendi: ginandbacon: Cooking with Celsius FARKING SUCKS! 

I don't care about weather, it's either tolerable or not, but oven temps are important. And I'm sorry, but 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, is not an adequate scale.Those are the options with European ovens. I actually need to know if I'm at 350 or 375. Celsius is just too vague.

Unless you've got a pretty dope oven, you're looking at at least +/- 25 degrees variation anyway. 375 will be a little warmer than 350, but that three sig fig precision is imaginary.


You obviously don't cook much if you don't think it matters.

BTW, that's not what "three sig fig precision" means.
 
2020-04-16 7:46:50 AM  

ginandbacon: Cooking with Celsius FARKING SUCKS! 

I don't care about weather, it's either tolerable or not, but oven temps are important. And I'm sorry, but 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, is not an adequate scale.Those are the options with European ovens. I actually need to know if I'm at 350 or 375. Celsius is just too vague.


My induction stove does 80C, 120, 140, 160, 180, 200, 220, 240.
My oven does 80C to 260C

I've set my A/C thermostat to F or C depending on the GF's at the time understanding of the two.
My Saab does outside in F and inside in C and I like it.
 
2020-04-16 7:51:57 AM  

MrBallou: incendi: ginandbacon: Cooking with Celsius FARKING SUCKS! 

I don't care about weather, it's either tolerable or not, but oven temps are important. And I'm sorry, but 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, is not an adequate scale.Those are the options with European ovens. I actually need to know if I'm at 350 or 375. Celsius is just too vague.

Unless you've got a pretty dope oven, you're looking at at least +/- 25 degrees variation anyway. 375 will be a little warmer than 350, but that three sig fig precision is imaginary.

You obviously don't cook much if you don't think it matters.

BTW, that's not what "three sig fig precision" means.


I lurve you.
 
2020-04-16 7:58:08 AM  

MrBallou: incendi: ginandbacon: Cooking with Celsius FARKING SUCKS! 

I don't care about weather, it's either tolerable or not, but oven temps are important. And I'm sorry, but 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, is not an adequate scale.Those are the options with European ovens. I actually need to know if I'm at 350 or 375. Celsius is just too vague.

Unless you've got a pretty dope oven, you're looking at at least +/- 25 degrees variation anyway. 375 will be a little warmer than 350, but that three sig fig precision is imaginary.

You obviously don't cook much if you don't think it matters.

BTW, that's not what "three sig fig precision" means.


Oh, of course it matters. I'm just saying the numbers on the dial are not in reality much more meaningful than 1-2-3-4-5, they're just a reference point. When you set the oven to 375 and it beeps to say it's ready, that is not a measurement that is likely to be either accurate or precise to 1 degree - that 5 doesn't really carry any meaningful information.
 
2020-04-16 8:02:31 AM  
The UK, as usual, does it right. We use Centigrade when it's cold (Brrr, it's minus two!) and Fahrenheit when it's hot (Phew! It's in the nineties!)
Simple.
 
2020-04-16 8:03:01 AM  

ginandbacon: Cooking with Celsius FARKING SUCKS! 

I don't care about weather, it's either tolerable or not, but oven temps are important. And I'm sorry, but 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, is not an adequate scale.Those are the options with European ovens. I actually need to know if I'm at 350 or 375. Celsius is just too vague.


Any modern oven displays temperature in celsius nowadays I think? I can select 175 (350F) or 190 (375) and anything inbetween.   Older gas-ovens use the 1-8 scale and they correspond to temperatures:  3 is 180 (356F) , 4 is 200 (390F), 5 is 220 (248F)
 
2020-04-16 8:05:39 AM  
In the hospital, they decided to do a temperature monitoring system through the entire building... I fought like 6 years to get that. I specifically said, 'MAKE SURE IT IS IN F BECAUSE AMERICANS (we) ARE STUPID!!!"'

So, yeah, it's in C and everyone is too dumb to figure it out.

*facepalm*
 
2020-04-16 8:12:07 AM  
It makes sense if you don't think about it.
 
2020-04-16 8:15:46 AM  

bikkurikun: ginandbacon: Cooking with Celsius FARKING SUCKS! 

I don't care about weather, it's either tolerable or not, but oven temps are important. And I'm sorry, but 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, is not an adequate scale.Those are the options with European ovens. I actually need to know if I'm at 350 or 375. Celsius is just too vague.

Any modern oven displays temperature in celsius nowadays I think? I can select 175 (350F) or 190 (375) and anything inbetween.   Older gas-ovens use the 1-8 scale and they correspond to temperatures:  3 is 180 (356F) , 4 is 200 (390F), 5 is 220 (248F)


Umm no.
 
2020-04-16 8:18:48 AM  

bloobeary: Nidiot: This. I'm not an American, so I didn't grow up with Fahrenheit, as a result Fahrenheit makes no sense to me.

It's actually pretty easy:
On a scale of 1 to 100, how uncomfortable is it outside?
0 degrees = it's f*king freezing out there.
100 degrees = it's f*cking boiling out there.

Is it pleasantly warm outside? Likely to be somewhere in the 65-70 degree range.
A bit cool? Probably in the low 60's to 50's.

The only part you really have to memorize is that water freezes at 32 degrees.


Celsius is easy, 0 degrees is when water freezes, and 100 degrees is when water boils (at sea level and one atmosphere of pressure). Pleasantly warm is highly qualitative, I might find your idea of pleasantly warm as too farking hot, but you cannot argue with water about when it freezes or when it boils.
 
2020-04-16 8:30:22 AM  

ginandbacon: bikkurikun: ginandbacon: Cooking with Celsius FARKING SUCKS! 

I don't care about weather, it's either tolerable or not, but oven temps are important. And I'm sorry, but 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, is not an adequate scale.Those are the options with European ovens. I actually need to know if I'm at 350 or 375. Celsius is just too vague.

Any modern oven displays temperature in celsius nowadays I think? I can select 175 (350F) or 190 (375) and anything inbetween.   Older gas-ovens use the 1-8 scale and they correspond to temperatures:  3 is 180 (356F) , 4 is 200 (390F), 5 is 220 (248F)

Umm no.


Umm yes.  There is however, I just found out, a difference between the UK gas marks and German/Continental gas marks.  In the UK 4 is 350F, 5 is 375F, exactly what you need.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gas_Mar​k
 
2020-04-16 8:45:53 AM  

Nidiot: but you cannot argue with water about when it freezes or when it boils.


in 'merica we know that water loves to play tricks on us, so we don't trust it

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2020-04-16 8:47:21 AM  
Until about 20 years ago, there was no cheap way to know how hot the oven was and maintain that.  Modern stuff can do about +/-1 if you don't open the door but 20 years ago it was +/-20C +/-50F.

I want a stove vent hood that has IR thermostats that I can keep a pan at the current temp.  This should be trivial.

Does anyone know of any induction stove that is blind friendly?
 
2020-04-16 8:48:45 AM  

bikkurikun: ginandbacon: bikkurikun: ginandbacon: Cooking with Celsius FARKING SUCKS! 

I don't care about weather, it's either tolerable or not, but oven temps are important. And I'm sorry, but 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, is not an adequate scale.Those are the options with European ovens. I actually need to know if I'm at 350 or 375. Celsius is just too vague.

Any modern oven displays temperature in celsius nowadays I think? I can select 175 (350F) or 190 (375) and anything inbetween.   Older gas-ovens use the 1-8 scale and they correspond to temperatures:  3 is 180 (356F) , 4 is 200 (390F), 5 is 220 (248F)

Umm no.

Umm yes.  There is however, I just found out, a difference between the UK gas marks and German/Continental gas marks.  In the UK 4 is 350F, 5 is 375F, exactly what you need.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gas_Mark​


Just about to post that.
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Instructions on recipes and packets used to say "Gas Mark 4" or whatever.
 
2020-04-16 9:09:51 AM  

bikkurikun: ginandbacon: bikkurikun: ginandbacon: Cooking with Celsius FARKING SUCKS! 

I don't care about weather, it's either tolerable or not, but oven temps are important. And I'm sorry, but 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, is not an adequate scale.Those are the options with European ovens. I actually need to know if I'm at 350 or 375. Celsius is just too vague.

Any modern oven displays temperature in celsius nowadays I think? I can select 175 (350F) or 190 (375) and anything inbetween.   Older gas-ovens use the 1-8 scale and they correspond to temperatures:  3 is 180 (356F) , 4 is 200 (390F), 5 is 220 (248F)

Umm no.

Umm yes.  There is however, I just found out, a difference between the UK gas marks and German/Continental gas marks.  In the UK 4 is 350F, 5 is 375F, exactly what you need.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gas_Mark​


375 is NOT "exactly what I need" and American ranges allow you to choose Temperatures from 340 to 500. Or even 140 if you need to keep stuff warm. I can go down to 260 if I need to. Or 425. And I can fiddle with the temps within 5-1o degrees. 

People like you really piss me off. You live abroad and think everything is better. I lived abroad too and quickly learned that most of what I was dealing with was crap.
 
2020-04-16 9:25:19 AM  
They're both linear scales with enough granularity for practical use.

It doesn't farking matter.
 
2020-04-16 9:31:06 AM  
 
2020-04-16 9:35:05 AM  
Celcius is based on easily measureable physical constants.

Foreignheat is based on an average winter's day that doesn't exist any more because of climate change and a dead guy's body temperature (who must have been running a fever that day, because why else would the "normal" body temperature by 98.6 and not 100?)
 
2020-04-16 9:35:40 AM  

MrBallou: It was designed to describe the typical outdoor temperature experienced in northern temperate climates. 0 to 100 is the range most commonly seen by those people in a given year.


Yes, according to the fahrenheit scale. That doesn't mean it makes more sense.
 
2020-04-16 9:46:15 AM  

bloobeary: Nidiot: This. I'm not an American, so I didn't grow up with Fahrenheit, as a result Fahrenheit makes no sense to me.

It's actually pretty easy:
On a scale of 1 to 100, how uncomfortable is it outside?
0 degrees = it's f*king freezing out there.
100 degrees = it's f*cking boiling out there.

Is it pleasantly warm outside? Likely to be somewhere in the 65-70 degree range.
A bit cool? Probably in the low 60's to 50's.

The only part you really have to memorize is that water freezes at 32 degrees.


makes no sense. zero is freezing, yes, but 100 is boiling. see?
 
2020-04-16 9:46:16 AM  

ginandbacon: bikkurikun: ginandbacon: bikkurikun: ginandbacon: Cooking with Celsius FARKING SUCKS! 

I don't care about weather, it's either tolerable or not, but oven temps are important. And I'm sorry, but 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, is not an adequate scale.Those are the options with European ovens. I actually need to know if I'm at 350 or 375. Celsius is just too vague.

Any modern oven displays temperature in celsius nowadays I think? I can select 175 (350F) or 190 (375) and anything inbetween.   Older gas-ovens use the 1-8 scale and they correspond to temperatures:  3 is 180 (356F) , 4 is 200 (390F), 5 is 220 (248F)

Umm no.

Umm yes.  There is however, I just found out, a difference between the UK gas marks and German/Continental gas marks.  In the UK 4 is 350F, 5 is 375F, exactly what you need.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gas_Mark

375 is NOT "exactly what I need" and American ranges allow you to choose Temperatures from 340 to 500. Or even 140 if you need to keep stuff warm. I can go down to 260 if I need to. Or 425. And I can fiddle with the temps within 5-1o degrees. 

People like you really piss me off. You live abroad and think everything is better. I lived abroad too and quickly learned that most of what I was dealing with was crap.



WTF, Really?  Where, pray tell, have I made any claim that  'abroad is better'?

Read back. The only thing I did is point out that also in Europe it is perfectly possible to by an oven that has detailed controls, contrary to your statement. I actually never had one of those 'number' stoves so I had to look it up even what you were talking about.

So, then I go actually through the trouble to finding out how exactly the number system works and go on to show you that indeed if even with the number system it is perfectly possible to select either 350 and 375, which is literally what you were asking for.  And again, yes, detailed is better.

And as a thank you you give this arrogant bullshiat attitude?  Maybe you're stressed out of the covid-crisis or other issues, but you're one who is being a whiny biatch here, not me. Relax.
 
2020-04-16 9:48:32 AM  

JamesSirBensonMum: From https://xkcd.com/526/

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https://xkcd.com/2292/

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2020-04-16 9:50:14 AM  
Like everything else in today's day and age, this is ultimately political. It is the choice between screaming eagle freedom units, and smug out of touch liberal elite units. Choose your side.
 
2020-04-16 9:58:21 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: MrBallou: It was designed to describe the typical outdoor temperature experienced in northern temperate climates. 0 to 100 is the range most commonly seen by those people in a given year.

Yes, according to the fahrenheit scale. That doesn't mean it makes more sense.


Never said it makes more sense than centigrade. I was just saying it makes more sense than "no sense".

Both are just scales. Whichever is useful to your purpose makes sense. Both make sense in this case.
 
2020-04-16 10:00:34 AM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: bikkurikun: ginandbacon: bikkurikun: ginandbacon: Cooking with Celsius FARKING SUCKS! 

I don't care about weather, it's either tolerable or not, but oven temps are important. And I'm sorry, but 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, is not an adequate scale.Those are the options with European ovens. I actually need to know if I'm at 350 or 375. Celsius is just too vague.

Any modern oven displays temperature in celsius nowadays I think? I can select 175 (350F) or 190 (375) and anything inbetween.   Older gas-ovens use the 1-8 scale and they correspond to temperatures:  3 is 180 (356F) , 4 is 200 (390F), 5 is 220 (248F)

Umm no.

Umm yes.  There is however, I just found out, a difference between the UK gas marks and German/Continental gas marks.  In the UK 4 is 350F, 5 is 375F, exactly what you need.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gas_Mark

Just about to post that.
[Fark user image 850x393]

Instructions on recipes and packets used to say "Gas Mark 4" or whatever.


My gas mark goes to 11
 
2020-04-16 10:02:14 AM  

some_beer_drinker: bloobeary: Nidiot: This. I'm not an American, so I didn't grow up with Fahrenheit, as a result Fahrenheit makes no sense to me.

It's actually pretty easy:
On a scale of 1 to 100, how uncomfortable is it outside?
0 degrees = it's f*king freezing out there.
100 degrees = it's f*cking boiling out there.

Is it pleasantly warm outside? Likely to be somewhere in the 65-70 degree range.
A bit cool? Probably in the low 60's to 50's.

The only part you really have to memorize is that water freezes at 32 degrees.

makes no sense. zero is freezing, yes, but 100 is boiling. see?


If your main interest is the behavior of water, yes. I use centigrade in the lab all the time.

If your main interest is human perception, fahrenheit makes sense, since humans don't freeze (usually - and not at 0C even when they do) and almost never experience 212F as an ambient temperature.

see?
 
2020-04-16 10:05:20 AM  
One can make an argument for Fahrenheit over Celsius, sure. But this guy doesn't do that argument any favors. I think what annoys me most is his use of the term "Very Serious Scientists." Pfft... science. Who needs it? And Scientists, what do they know! Terrific. That type of attitude is the last thing we need right now.

I get it. Kelvin is impractical because it ranges from 0 to 140 something nonillion degrees. The reason Celsius is 0 - 100 is because it just took a 100 degree range of Kelvin (273 to 373 degrees) and said "let's just take this range because it deals with something we're familiar with (freezing and boiling) and happens to be exactly 100 increments. That sounds metric-like." 50 meters is twice as far as 25 meters, and 50g has twice the mass of 25g... but is 50c twice as hot as 25c? No. So Celsius doesn't really fit in with the rest of the metric system.

But Fahrenheit was also calibrated by... freezing and boiling points of water. 0F was initially the observed freezing point of a brine mixture, and the second calibration point was an estimation of human body temperature, later boiling point of water was added.

I have no idea why or what I am ranting about.
 
2020-04-16 10:05:52 AM  
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/bet you had to look up what those other two countries are 'cuz I did.
 
2020-04-16 10:11:23 AM  
Whole article is basically "guy prefers system of measurement he grew up with". Also fails in first paragraph; real Scientists uses Kelvin.
 
2020-04-16 10:21:57 AM  

ginandbacon: bikkurikun: ginandbacon: bikkurikun: ginandbacon: Cooking with Celsius FARKING SUCKS! 

I don't care about weather, it's either tolerable or not, but oven temps are important. And I'm sorry, but 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, is not an adequate scale.Those are the options with European ovens. I actually need to know if I'm at 350 or 375. Celsius is just too vague.

Any modern oven displays temperature in celsius nowadays I think? I can select 175 (350F) or 190 (375) and anything inbetween.   Older gas-ovens use the 1-8 scale and they correspond to temperatures:  3 is 180 (356F) , 4 is 200 (390F), 5 is 220 (248F)

Umm no.

Umm yes.  There is however, I just found out, a difference between the UK gas marks and German/Continental gas marks.  In the UK 4 is 350F, 5 is 375F, exactly what you need.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gas_Mark

375 is NOT "exactly what I need" and American ranges allow you to choose Temperatures from 340 to 500. Or even 140 if you need to keep stuff warm. I can go down to 260 if I need to. Or 425. And I can fiddle with the temps within 5-1o degrees. 

People like you really piss me off. You live abroad and think everything is better. I lived abroad too and quickly learned that most of what I was dealing with was crap.


You said you needed to know if it was 350 or 375 degrees, and he said that Gas mark 4 is 350 and 5 is 375. That was what you asked for.
Every oven with mechanical dial controls has a certain number of marks and leaves you to work out where in between them to put the dial to get figures in between, with the actual accuracy of the oven thermostats making any more precise display irrelevant.

If your oven has a dial that goes from 350 to 375 and you want 365 you put it somewhere in between those two settings. How is that different from putting it somewhere between Gas Mark 4 and Gas Mark 5?

/Remember that in the UK recipes and instructions printed the Gas Mark setting, meaning users didn't have to do that calculation.
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2020-04-16 10:24:27 AM  
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2020-04-16 10:25:46 AM  

bikkurikun: I actually never had one of those 'number' stoves so I had to look it up even what you were talking about.


Usually they were on gas ovens only. Electric ovens usually had F and C dials.

/Electric ovens are generally better than gas. Gas hobs are generally better than electric. Hence so many Dual Fuel cookers with electric oven and gas hob.
 
2020-04-16 10:26:28 AM  

Dave2042: They're both linear scales with enough granularity for practical use.

It doesn't farking matter.


this

use what you're used to and stop getting your knickers in a twist over it.
 
2020-04-16 10:26:45 AM  

OldRod: Carter Pewterschmidt: bikkurikun: ginandbacon: bikkurikun: ginandbacon: Cooking with Celsius FARKING SUCKS! 

I don't care about weather, it's either tolerable or not, but oven temps are important. And I'm sorry, but 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, is not an adequate scale.Those are the options with European ovens. I actually need to know if I'm at 350 or 375. Celsius is just too vague.

Any modern oven displays temperature in celsius nowadays I think? I can select 175 (350F) or 190 (375) and anything inbetween.   Older gas-ovens use the 1-8 scale and they correspond to temperatures:  3 is 180 (356F) , 4 is 200 (390F), 5 is 220 (248F)

Umm no.

Umm yes.  There is however, I just found out, a difference between the UK gas marks and German/Continental gas marks.  In the UK 4 is 350F, 5 is 375F, exactly what you need.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gas_Mark

Just about to post that.
[Fark user image 850x393]

Instructions on recipes and packets used to say "Gas Mark 4" or whatever.

My gas mark goes to 11


Well, it's one hotter, isn't it?
 
2020-04-16 10:31:02 AM  

Forty-Three: [Fark user image 728x424]
/bet you had to look up what those other two countries are 'cuz I did.


archer metric system
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2020-04-16 10:32:40 AM  

Forty-Three: [Fark user image 728x424]
/bet you had to look up what those other two countries are 'cuz I did.


You really need to add the UK as well. We use metric for lots of things but still use imperial for so many things. Our speed limits and distance signs are in miles, pubs serve pints, milk is sold in one, two, four and six pint cartons, and ask anyone their height and weight and they'll say five ten and twelve stone six or whatever.

/Petrol is sold in litres, but cars are rated by miles per gallon. Pretty much all food packages and containers have imperial and metric figures.
//Plus of course the entire world still uses feet and knots for commercial flying.
 
2020-04-16 10:36:19 AM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: Forty-Three: [Fark user image 728x424]
/bet you had to look up what those other two countries are 'cuz I did.

You really need to add the UK as well. We use metric for lots of things but still use imperial for so many things. Our speed limits and distance signs are in miles, pubs serve pints, milk is sold in one, two, four and six pint cartons, and ask anyone their height and weight and they'll say five ten and twelve stone six or whatever.

/Petrol is sold in litres, but cars are rated by miles per gallon. Pretty much all food packages and containers have imperial and metric figures.
//Plus of course the entire world still uses feet and knots for commercial flying.


We noticed that when your recipe called for an 8 inch square dish.
 
2020-04-16 10:41:17 AM  
Fahrenheit is more accurate without using decimals, it calibrates to 0 using the freezing point of brine, and knowing that water boils at 100C does me no good.

0F is about as it gets most places, and 100F is about as hot. (With many exceptions)
That makes a lot more sense than -15 and 38
 
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2020-04-16 10:45:40 AM  

MagicBoris: [Fark user image 850x432]


Map's inaccurate since France isn't colored in there as well.
 
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