We have our own way of measuring stuff, and we’re sticking with it.Jonathan Kitchen/Getty Images
Under the metric system used in other countries, the rock band Nine Inch Nails would be called Two Point Two Eight Six Decimeter Nails—just one more reason our
system rocks, according to blogger Christopher Rife.
• A fine work of speculative fiction: Ray Bradbury’s Celsius 232.78.
• Football fans’ favorite flick: The Longest 0.9144 Meters.
• The “thing in the room”: a 362.9 kilogram gorilla. See what we mean?
A person can find success as a “crochet geek.”Yasu+Junko
Teresa Richardson uploaded a single how-to-crochet video to YouTube on a whim. Now she earns a living from her tutorials, which have over 173,000 subscribers, many of whom also make money from their crafts.
Sentiment overrides sanitation.Siri Stafford/Getty Images
Despite the objections of health officials, two dozen turkey wishbones still dangle in New York City’s Civil War–era tavern, McSorley’s Old Ale House. Originally hung on a gas lamp for good luck by departing soldiers, today they remind us of the ones who never made it back.