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Published on May 31, 2010
Pat Naughtin presents the history of the metric system and then highlights how the different ways which the way we measure things can cost billions of dollars and even endanger our health. Pat is is a world expert on metrication and presents from his incredible experience as a boiler making, through piano building and solar energy, to weaving and wool classing.
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