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Why America still uses Fahrenheit

Why America still uses Fahrenheit

and… Alexa, what’s the weather today? with clear skies and sun. Today’s forecast has partly sunny weather with a high of 77°F and a low of 61°F. UHHHH… I still don’t understand the use of Fahrenheit. Virtually every country on earth uses Celsius to measure temperature. But the US still uses Fahrenheit. And for that reason, we —at Vox— often get comments like these. *Okay, we get it.* Besides the fact that the majority of the world uses it— the…

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What Do Europeans Really Think About Americans?

What Do Europeans Really Think About Americans?

– Anyone wanna try out an American accent for me? – Yeehaw! So, howdy partner. We goin’ down go do some shootin’. (playful music) – Hi, I’m Ben and right now I’m traveling through Europe and I figured I would ask Europeans along the way what do they think of Americans? Let’s go find out. I want you to be as honest as you can, all right? – Yeah. – So what’s the first thing that comes to your mind…

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Americans Answer Basic Questions About Canada

Americans Answer Basic Questions About Canada

– Is Canadian a language? – I dated a girl from Montreal for a year and a half. I love Canada. – All right! I’ve been there twice. – [Voiceover] What is the capital of Canada? (laughing) – I only know, like, three cities in Canada, so I’m just going to say them. Montreal… what’s the other one? – Canada’s capital? Ontario is a whole place… – The capital, the capital of Canada? – Let’s go with Toronto, where my…

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Americans Discover The Metric System

Americans Discover The Metric System

– I feel like all these videos recently are designed to reveal me as an idiot. (London via Detroit) – Tens, baby. – Tens. – Gimme them tens, gimme them hundos, gimme them thousands. – Liters instead of gallons, and instead of miles, there’s kilos. – It’s confusing to me how kilometers are shorter than miles but meters are bigger than feet. – It seems like the metric system makes a lot more sense than our system. – Yeah, ours…

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This Is What the Rest of the World Thinks of Americans In 2019

This Is What the Rest of the World Thinks of Americans In 2019

“Can someone tell me why Americans always leave the AC on even if they go out all day?” This question we saw last night posted to an online forum by a disgruntled hotel owner. What followed were reams of insults, generalizations, arguments, peppered with the odd intelligent and temperate comment. That’s par for the course online, but it was fortunate we saw that so soon before writing this show. We saw comments along the lines of, “Americans are just arrogant,…

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America’s Biggest Issues: Immigration

America’s Biggest Issues: Immigration

Immigration is one of the fundamental building blocks that help make America the unique nation that it is. But the debate over border security and immigration has become toxic because politicians have put politics before principles and reasonable Americans find themselves trapped between zealots on both sides. For over two centuries, the United States has welcomed millions of people from every corner of the globe and today we lawfully admit over 1 million people every year. That is more than…

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10 Things Americans Do That Confuse The Rest Of The World!

10 Things Americans Do That Confuse The Rest Of The World!

What weird habits should Americans leave at home when traveling abroad? What physical feature do Europeans thinks Americans are far too obsessed with? Find Out in 10 Things Americans Do That Confuse The Rest Of The World! Number 10. “Price Tags” If you are an American and have ever worked in a retail environment you may have come across this scenario, a foreigner comes up to the register to pay and seems to be blindsided by the fact that you…

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