25 August 2008

Metric System was Invented here in Britain!

That's Right. The Metric system was invented in the UK by John Wilkins in 1668.

A hundred and twenty (120) years before the French adopted the system.

He detailed a system which would have units based on internationally agreed universal measurements, and based on decimal numbers (10, 100...etc).

This means that, realistically the anti-metric campaaigners have no grounds whatsoever to resist the metric system... They say the metric system is "foreign" .. but in fact, the Roman Imperial System is what's foreign.

It's a shame we didn't adopt the metric system back then!

Here's a link showing the article on the BBC.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/player/nol/newsid_6890000/newsid_6898200/6898274.stm?bw=nb&mp

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