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    Ahhhh...Science Olympiad - Nerd Heaven. I loved Nerd Heaven. It was one of the only times I didn't feel odd about being such a "good girl" in high school.
    And the only time one could be lauded for having the odd ability to estimate weights, volumes, and distances in metric...
    Good times...
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    Quote Originally Posted by laughing dolphin View Post
    Ahhhh...Science Olympiad - Nerd Heaven. I loved Nerd Heaven. It was one of the only times I didn't feel odd about being such a "good girl" in high school.
    And the only time one could be lauded for having the odd ability to estimate weights, volumes, and distances in metric...
    Good times...
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    Strange, most Australians have that "odd ability"

    Yeah, being a nerd has its down side.

    I like working in I.T because you're surronded by nerds, can be hard to readjust back to the real world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darlets View Post
    Strange, most Australians have that "odd ability"
    Ahhh, but in the 70's in the US there was this big push to go to metric - we were all going to do it! (flag wave, flag wave), in elementary school we were all taught metric as the Way of the Future and then... pftttt. NEVER MIND!

    Apparently, metric was just too much to expect. Yes, we have litres of soda now, but nothing else is in metric.

    Pffft!

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    Quote Originally Posted by laughing dolphin View Post
    Ahhh, but in the 70's in the US there was this big push to go to metric - we were all going to do it! (flag wave, flag wave), in elementary school we were all taught metric as the Way of the Future and then... pftttt. NEVER MIND! Apparently, metric was just too much to expect. Yes, we have litres of soda now, but nothing else is in metric.
    *giggle*

    Yes, I remember that! "Y'all have to learn Metric now, because you Don't Have a Choice and we're GOING to be metric in the 80's so just suck it up and LEARN it!"

    And then... .fizzle.

    Soda. Yep. That is it. The two-liter bottle ... the last vestige of the measurement evolutionary branch that almost was the metric system.
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    "NASA lost a $125 million Mars orbiter because a Lockheed Martin engineering team used English units of measurement while the agency's team used the more conventional metric system for a key spacecraft operation, according to a review finding released Thursday."

    Sigh. This turned into a $125 Million experiment to prove gravity exists.
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    I found that strangely moving. I had to read it twice.

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