Weird World

“Americans will measure with anything but the metric system”

We’ve become accustomed to the unit of measurement that compares things to the size of Wales, but this American description of a sinkhole is a new and impressively useful way of avoiding citing actual measurements.

Mohubedu‘s tweet went viral, and has more than 77,000 retweets at the time of writing. Here’s how people have been reacting to his astute observation, and the new unit of measurement.

Just in case anyone had a problem visualising washing machines, there were options.

Riiiight! 162 toasters! Why didn’t they say that before?

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