weights & measures

All In Good Measure
Most of the world goes with the metric system, but here in America we just don’t want to budge from an inch, a foot, and a yard.  Before measurements were standardized, they were based on different parts of the human body.  The problem is people come in different sizes so the standard in the Middle …
Dale’s Daily Data: Egyptian Mouthful
The United States sets the pace for the world in so many areas of science and discovery, but is probably the most backward in terms of weights and measures.  While the rest of the world has adopted the metric system, the United States continues to use a system that’s so antiquated, our system of mea…