Talk:168-centimetre water main breaks near Washington D.C.

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Nonsensical unitary system


Wouldn't it make more sense to just say "5½ feet" than to convert into metric, where its some bizzare number, especially since it was undoubtedly specified and manufactured in feet and occurred where everyone knows feet and a few know "centimetres" ? 17:50, 23 December 2008 (UTC) PS. Same for reporting in Centigrade over Fahrenheit.Reply

Most of the world (including me, and I assume whomever wrote this) does not live in the united States and might not know how big 5.5 feet is. (Although personally I'd say 1.6 metres instead of 168cm). Although then again I find the choice of centigrade (as opposed to celcius) somewhat odd, but thats just me, and it really doesn't matter. Bawolff 04:10, 24 December 2008 (UTC)Reply