Date: 08/12/2014

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: WORD (126 Franklin St., Brooklyn)

Price: Free

How did the inch beat the centimeter? John Marciano presents his witty history of the origins of measurement systems, the combination of intellect and circumstance that resulted in the metric system's creation in France, and America's stubborn adherence to the hybrid United States Customary System ever since.

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