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Read this as malfunctioning survival watch at first..

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Well gee, that's so everyone in every country except the backwater nations of Liberia, Myanmar, and US can understand it. You see, everyone else uses the metric system. It's the world standard now. Even in the US, if you're a scientist, manufacturer, or slightly intelligent, you already use it.

But hey, you go ahead and stick with that old British system, it's still just fine, right?

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I ordered one. It actually looks kinda cool

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@starmanbackwards: It isn't really that difficult. 0 C=32 F, 100 C = 212 F. Unless you need serious precision, here are ballpark ranges for U.S. climate purposes: Below 0 C means subfreezing, bundle up if you're going out. -17C=0F, but you may not need that unless you're in New England or the upper midwest. -1C through +4C: 30s F; about 5C-10C: 40s; 11C-15C: 50s, 16C-21C: 60s, 22C-26C: 70s, 27C-32C: 80s, 33C-37C: 90s; 38C and above, drink plenty of water, and if you have to go out, wear a broad-brimmed hat and sunglasses. Hope this helps.

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The "problem" with Fahrenheit is that from a human perspective, it kind of makes sense. 0 to 100 F is the big lump of the bell curve of temperature in much of the world. Celsius makes more sense from the scientific side: 0-100 is the range in which water is liquid on most of the earth's surface (pressure=1 atmosphere). But then again, from a musical perspective, "Hey, 37" just isn't as catchy as "Hey, 98.6" (which I heard on the radio last night for the first time in ages...).