Kiwi Metric Model

Well, hardly on the edge, but a Canadian tourist bicycling through New Zealand has managed to tear his eyes away from the scenery long enough to notice the benefits of the firm application of the metric system. “It was refreshing to ask individuals who were over 60 for directions and be told the place was five kilometres or 600 metres rather than the miles or yards that would be used by an individual of similar age here.” Indeed!

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