Thursday, September 2, 2010

Messing with the Metric System

Q: How much does that weigh?

A: About 11/17 of a kilogram.


Anonymous said...

I don't get it.

ThoughtCriminal said...

The nice thing about the metric system is that it works very easily with decimal math (multiples of 10). Using peculiar fractions (or non-base 10 numbering) negates that advantage.