What are the countries that use the metric system?

What are the countries that use the metric system?

The only remaining nonmetric countries in the world are the United States, Liberia, and Myanmar (Burma). Our conversion calculator can help convert between the metric system and U.S. Weights and Measures.

Why do golfers yell 4?

Yelling “fore” is simply a shorter way to yell “watch out ahead” (or “watch out before”). It allows golfers to be forewarned, in other words. Any golfer who hits an errant shot that sends their golf ball hurtling toward golfers ahead should yell out “fore” as a warning.

What team has never played in the Super Bowl?

There are four franchises — the Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Houston Texans, and Jacksonville Jaguars — who have never been to the Super Bowl. Cleveland has lost three AFC Championship appearances, Jacksonville two, Detroit one, and Houston has never made it past the AFC Divisional round.

Who discovered the molecules of water?

Water’s composition (two parts hydrogen to one part oxygen) was discovered by the London scientist Henry Cavendish (1731-1810) in about 1781. He reported his findings in terms of phlogiston (later the gas he made was proven to be hydrogen) and dephlogisticated air (later this was proven to be oxygen).

Why are there 60 seconds in a minute?

The division of the hour into 60 minutes and of the minute into 60 seconds comes from the Babylonians who used a sexagesimal (counting in 60s) system for mathematics and astronomy. They derived their number system from the Sumerians who were using it as early as 3500 BC.

Which explorer coined the phrase New World?

The term “New World” (“Mundus Novus”) was first coined by the Florentine explorer Amerigo Vespucci, in a letter written to his friend and former patron Lorenzo di Pier Francesco de’ Medici in the Spring of 1503, and published (in Latin) in 1503-04 under the title Mundus Novus.

What is Kramer’s first name?

Cosmo Kramer (usually referred to by his last name only), played by Michael Richards, is the wacky neighbor and friend of Jerry Seinfeld. Cosmo was known only as “Kramer” for many years on the sitcom; not even Jerry knew his real first name.

Where did tiramisu come from and how did it come about?

Some sources claim that tiramisu can be traced all the way back to the 17th Century. A layered dessert similar to tiramisu was created by chefs in the Italian province of Tuscany to celebrate the visit of Grand Duke Cosimo di Medici to the region.