Cate Blanchett Thinks Americans Should Use the Metric System

  • Published on:  9/14/2018
  • Cate talks about being Jury President for the Cannes Film Festival and gives her thoughts on why Americans should be using the Metric System.

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    Cate Blanchett Thinks Americans Should Use the Metric System


  • temporarysanity (Oct 17, 2018)

    Americans can't find their country on a map, now you want them to divide and multiply by ten?

  • Douglas J (Sep 14, 2018)

    Lol even the British switched and they're the ones who started the imperial system XD

  • Alex McCaffrey (Apr 6, 2019)

    The UK is confused when it comes measurements 😅. We use both about equally depending who you talk to, thir age and what profession.

  • That Guy (Mar 13, 2019)

    +The Giant Killers ah I see.

  • The Rockstar Gamer (Sep 14, 2018)

    Metric - 0 degrees Celsius is freezing, 100 degrees Celsius is boiling. Makes perfect senseImperial - *_Motherfucking 32 degrees Fahrenheit is freezing and 212 degrees Fahrenheit is boiling_*

  • Sietse Van Overstraeten (Apr 12, 2019)

    demetre mekoshvili Thats Why Its called ‘freezing point’?

  • demetre mekoshvili (Apr 12, 2019)

    0 Celsius is not freezing but you got the point

  • Bindesh Ghimire (Sep 14, 2018)

    Yeah all the over the world, they should have three things in common:1. Drive on the same side of the road2. Use the same system of measurement (Metric System)3. Use the same kind of wall socket for connecting electrical appliances..That would make the world way much easier place to travel and live...

  • yrret1996 (Apr 12, 2019)

    I don’t agree with any. The world is interesting because of the varieties. Imaging the whole world speaks 1 language and is 1 country? What’s the fun in that

  • Diaz Julian (Apr 9, 2019)

    I agree with the second and third but most of nations drive on “wrong” side of the road (left-side) is island nation like Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Japan, Fiji, Nauru and etc. Also it’s kinda costly to change driving side especially with huge nation with big populations.

  • Ashkan Ak (Sep 14, 2018)

    not gonna lie but the metric system is really easy, also i'd say its more precise

  • AutoMan Dan (Mar 31, 2019)

    I agree its stupid , 0 degrees is freezing and 100 degrees is boiling and 1 Gallon is 10 liters , Its not hard America

  • marceelino (Oct 27, 2018)

    Just to set you right metric system and SI unit for temperature is Kelvin. It is much more precise way of measuring than imperial system. It is scientific. Imperial system is just based on some old kings hands and feet. If you are retarded you can use it.

  • Sunil Prajapati (Sep 14, 2018)

    When Cate Blanchett says switch, you switch America

  • 姚澜 (Sep 16, 2018)

    I just thought of the "Mean Girls" switch voice hahahahhaa

  • vicky (Sep 14, 2018)

    I wanna sleep in a bed made of Cate Blanchett's voice.

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  • Longhorn Fan Forever (Sep 16, 2018)

    I want to sleep with Cate Blanchett period.

  • 无神论 者 (Sep 14, 2018)

    Going 300 k/h is way cooler than 180 m/h

  • loxymandles (Dec 27, 2018)

    It's actually km/h

  • Michael Davis (Nov 9, 2018)

    +Sergiu Cătălin Coprean No it isn't xD

  • Spicer Cook (Sep 14, 2018)

    Metric is way better than the old British Imperial system. I'm Canadian thank God we use Metric.

  • Puro (Apr 9, 2019)

    Why thank a fantasy figure and not thank the people who came up with the metric system?

  • CarlyYoutube (Oct 24, 2018)

    A good way to explain why the metric system makes more sense. 5 - 10 = -5 not 5 - 10 = +23. I know your used to the imperial system because 23 sounds cold in F but I'm sorry a positive number should not be equal to something that's below freezing 0, just as in that math equation five minus 10 does not equal positive 23.

  • sexntuna (Sep 14, 2018)

    3:10 Funny thing is... the americans who did send men/women to the moon, actually DID use the metric system :D NASA and every other scientist uses the metric system.

  • Michael Davis (Dec 18, 2018)

    No they didn't. The Moon landing was in 1969, About two decades before NASA started using Metric, which was in 1990 btw. There is evidence videos online I can send you proof if you want, You hear in the video Neil Armstrong counting down the distance to landing on the surface of the moon in Feet e.g. "40 Feet.... 30 Feet" were some of his quotes. Look it up and educate yourself :D

  • Michael Davis (Nov 14, 2018)

    Not in 1969, Look it up, When they were landing on the surface of the moon, they were counting down in feet, "40 feet, 30 feet" etc.