the metric system is so much easier, i've never understood why we haven't switched over. i was taught the same thing when i was a kid elfie, but we are still on the wacky american system of mixed measurements. base 10 math is a breeze. i can even deal with binary (base 2) and hexadecimal (base 16), but there is no logic to "standard" weights and measures.
A true lover of nature does not despair now that his mistress has turned a colder cheek.