After traveling around the world for two years we’ve noticed many differences between America and the rest of the world. From the proper way to eat pizza to how to tell time, here are a few of our favorites:
Metric system: As an eager middle-schooler in the 1970s I was told that the United States would be on the metric system by 1980 so that’s what we were taught. Maybe that’s why I never learned ounces, pints and quarts and to this day break into a sweat when I buy a container of ice cream. (Although I do prefer my weight in kilograms instead of pounds.) We are not quite alone in this one, other world powers Burma and Liberia are also metric-less.