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Why the metric system matters - Matt Anticole


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For the majority of recorded human history, units like the weight of a grain or the length of a hand weren’t exact and varied from place to place. Now, consistent measurements are such an integral part of our daily lives that it’s hard to appreciate what a major accomplishment for humanity they’ve been. Matt Anticole traces the wild history of the metric system.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Matt Anticole
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Director Hernando Bahamon
  • Art Director Andrés Landazábal
  • Compositor Ricardo Avila
  • Animator Miguel Otálora, José Arce
  • Composer Manuel Borda
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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