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Posted in: Why doesn’t the U.S. adopt the metric system? See in context

The year I graduated from high school (1974), my events in track and field (athletics) were the 880, 1 mile, and 2 mile. Track and field is all metric now, though you will find some meets that feature legacy distances like the mile. Of course it would make good sense for the US to do the same across the board, but it is one of those quirky differences that make the world an interesting place.

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Posted in: Do you think trains and subways in Japan should operate 24 hours a day? See in context

Speaking as a parent of a daughter who recently fell asleep on the train and ended up at the end of the line with no way home aside from hoofing it, uh, yeah, that would be nice

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Posted in: What are the three scariest movies you have ever seen? See in context

Will only mention one. Aliens

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Posted in: Light jogging best for a long life See in context

Jogging is great, but for some people, especially those who are getting on in years, it can put too much stress on joints. For them, low impact exercise like walking, biking and swimming is best

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Posted in: Teacher's conviction for groping girl on bus overturned by Tokyo court See in context

He was a teacher at my kids' school. Info on this while the process was ongoing was hard to come by. He was in limbo for three years, not able to work, on a reduced salary until the matter was finally settled. He persevered. Sometimes we saw him and his supporters in front of the local train station working to bring attention to this matter. I think there was support for him in the community, and it appears that the people close to him stayed loyal.

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