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  • Long live the Pint!

    The pint was removed from death row.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/12/world ... ic.html?hp


    However, it was too late for one poor fellow.

    "A British grocer, Steve Thoburn of Sunderland, became known as the “metric martyr” when he was convicted in 2001 of measuring fruits and vegetables in pounds and ounces instead of kilograms. A court gave him a six-month conditional discharge. He died of a heart attack in 2004 just days after learning that his appeal to the European Court of Human Rights against a conviction for using nonmetric scales in his market stall had been rejected."
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