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Cate Blanchett Thinks Americans Should Use the Metric System

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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
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Poonam Gupta
Poonam Gupta 5 kun oldin
Goddess of death is here.
Keyser Soze
Keyser Soze 7 kun oldin
I'm pretty sure drugs are all weighed in Imperial? If u have a kg, it's 2.2 lbs, then it's all ounces & grams. So you that U.S! :)
mestan hadi
mestan hadi 7 kun oldin
I just simply love Cate 💜
Chaz Chartrand-Morin
I live with the metric system but I believe the imperial has good uses when it comes to daily things outside of temperature. Height and Weight feel more "natural" using the imperial system. Outside of that, tbf metric is much better on about everything.
TENE BAUM
TENE BAUM 9 kun oldin
She was so putting the American accent lol
WC
WC 13 kun oldin
“You americans” she says in an american accent
David Aparicio
David Aparicio 13 kun oldin
She chose Shoplifters. And now its nominated for an oscar. Good eye Cate Blanchett
Leyla Rustamova
Leyla Rustamova 16 kun oldin
I agree with her
Fabricio Facenda
Fabricio Facenda 17 kun oldin
And what do you guys think to switch from Fahrenheit to Celsius?
lol choke
lol choke 20 kun oldin
This is cute but what is lower 6th?
O V H
O V H 21 kun oldin
The british invented inches and gallons but they blame us for not using metric.
220volt74
220volt74 21 kun oldin
Water boils at 100C and freezes at 0C vs Water boils at 212F and freezes at 32F 1Km =1000 meters vs 1mile = 1760 yards 1Km = 100000 centimeters vs 1mile = 63360 inches. Wtf?
Hareem Fatima
Hareem Fatima 21 kun oldin
It's a rather disgusting looking cookie.... I'd rather u not eat it 👊👍
varun rajput
varun rajput 22 kun oldin
I love her voice
Perry Rhodan
Perry Rhodan 22 kun oldin
Hi
y
y 23 kun oldin
everyone thinks america should use the metric system
The Golden Tundra
The Golden Tundra 25 kun oldin
USA ABOVE ALL INFERIOR COUNTRIES🇺🇸
George Costanza
George Costanza 25 kun oldin
Well daaaah
BlckCloud73
BlckCloud73 25 kun oldin
I kinda agree because the metric system is more accurate.
Ingenio Claves
Ingenio Claves 26 kun oldin
I as a person who is living in the US the education is really weird...
Ruth Naranjo
Ruth Naranjo 29 kun oldin
America really should switch. Who r u trying to impress???
toverkleet
toverkleet Oy oldin
When in doubt go metric
Fadhlallah Baklouti
lady Galadriel
Josh Phillips
Josh Phillips Oy oldin
Lower sixth is actually the second last year of high school- year 11
paul soames
paul soames Oy oldin
Gorgeous.i love her in robin hood as maid Marian
Michael Gibb
Michael Gibb Oy oldin
Fun fact: the United States is already on the SI Units (aka the metric system). It's how the US customary units (imperial) are defined. So the American pound for example, is defined as 0.45359237 kilograms.
ron mortensen
ron mortensen Oy oldin
When I became a Nurse, I had to learn metric weights and measures, our fluids were ml/liters, weights kg, distance mm/cm. So we knew 2.54cm/inch, 2.2lbs/kg and so on. We use both in America, but I think Imperial.
Assozial Network
And don´t forget the 24h clock which makes sense for a 24h day don´t you think so?
thespion
thespion Oy oldin
No, just no. Having to list the size of my junk on Grindr as 20.32 cm is tedious.
William Sims
William Sims Oy oldin
It’s unbelievable we’re not on the metric system. What are we waiting for?
Lolli Pop
Lolli Pop Oy oldin
They're talking about using one or the other system, while here in the Philippines we study both (but we use metric tho) we also study how to convert it, damn. 💀😭
WDKimball
WDKimball Oy oldin
I like the fact that the USA don't use the metric system. It's so much fun to confuse them with centigrade, meters and kilos. it's like speaking a foreign language to them. You can see the little hamster fall down in the wheel of their brains. They say "Don't you use Fahrenheit?" And I say "No. No F**ker does". i feel bad taking the piss out of Belizeans, Liberians and Burmese.
Zain Azhar
Zain Azhar Oy oldin
International aviation still uses the English system.
JOHN THOTTAM
JOHN THOTTAM Oy oldin
That's one thing, Hey America should change to Metric System...after visiting US I understood you do all upside down or unlogical way
Rafa T A C
Rafa T A C Oy oldin
I live in England and am very confused what lower 6th is, like is it year 12 since thats the lower half of sixth form
patrick coleman
Why bother switching if it works, A country the size of the US would be an expensive nightmare.
I'm gay, but
I'm gay, but Oy oldin
I only use Imperial for these things- >32/16 oz. Drink Cup >6"/Footlong Sub >Quarter Pounder Burger >10 Galleon Fish Tank >18" High Explosive Shell >Driving in Britain
Alexander Garcia
Alexander Garcia 2 oy oldin
Changing the metric system would also cost billions of dollars. Changing the numerical quantity of literally everything in our daily lives. Especially when law is involved
Joyce Chua
Joyce Chua 2 oy oldin
I just hear Galadriel every time she talks.
MrRoztoc
MrRoztoc 2 oy oldin
With this voice, Cate is the perfect ASMR metric queen!
Vee Ardy
Vee Ardy 2 oy oldin
For Jimmy and anybody else who wondered, Lower and Upper six are the entry qualifications for University. If you've watched or read Harry Potter, its the NEWTS and comes after OWLS.
Palo Alto
Palo Alto 2 oy oldin
“Please explain” The subtitle reference only an Australian would understand is genius
Maria S'
Maria S' 2 oy oldin
I like Kimmel's personality
Gabriel Cain
Gabriel Cain 2 oy oldin
Can we talk about her dress though!
Lee Teplitz
Lee Teplitz 2 oy oldin
I can’t stand cate Blanchette
fagol sagol
fagol sagol 3 oy oldin
In Britain both are used and to convert to and from metric is taught in schools, a persons height and weight is measured in feet, inches and stones and pounds. Speed is measured in mph, as is distance, however, for smaller lengths we use metres and cms. Petrol is purchased in litres but consumption is measured in gallons. Milk is purchased usually in pints but for example mineral water is in litre/ml bottles. Fruit and veg usually in kilos. When she says lower sixth, she means an institution called sixth form college, where you study a course called A-Levels, aged 16-18. Upper sixth is the last of the two year course before heading to university. Universities are seldom referred to as colleges in the UK.
zipZIP
zipZIP 3 oy oldin
The two most ahead countries in the world, the UK and the US use imperial to some degree 😎
Michael Davis
Michael Davis 3 oy oldin
Remember Cate, There's two types of countries, Those who use the Metric System and those who have been to the Moon.
Ni Vid
Ni Vid 3 oy oldin
0:15 1:04
Isabella B
Isabella B 3 oy oldin
cate with the ICONIC Pauline Hanson "Ploise explain" at 3:24
Kristin Trisha Deetlefs
I love how straight forward Cate is 😂👌🏻
sidharth cs
sidharth cs 3 oy oldin
NASA IS METRIC
Maria Alvarez
Maria Alvarez 3 oy oldin
I love Jimmy Kimmel.
Christopher Stone
Imperial system isn't that bad. Yeah it's old but still doing fine with it. Besides, don't we use some things from the metric system?
FrodoOne1
FrodoOne1 3 oy oldin
Like Volts, Amps, Ohms, Watts, kilowatts etc, since you must, as there are no US Customary measures for the phenomena involved.
Rubens
Rubens 4 oy oldin
Europe stops summer winter time and the USA switches to metric system, deal?
SSchithFoo
SSchithFoo 4 oy oldin
Bich ur opinion will matter when u put a maan on da mooon
mattyey
mattyey 4 oy oldin
I love America, but as an Aussie you guys have gotta get with the times lol. Water freezes as 0C, we aim to bench 100kg as a goal (225). You gotta throw out The Fahrenheit, pounds, yards, miles thing.... i only agree with imperial for height (im 6”2 so i prefer that to 188cm). Im just taking a light hearted jab, do your thing guys lol. Just learn to put brackets with conversion (F/C Pds/Kgs Mi/Km) when speaking with us non-USA English speaking peeps
Cameron McManus
Cameron McManus 4 oy oldin
Are Americans even smart enough to use the metric system?
IamTijoVarghese
IamTijoVarghese 4 oy oldin
4:09 *Jimmy got burned*
Vikingon
Vikingon 4 oy oldin
I love her ❤️
EASYTIGER10
EASYTIGER10 4 oy oldin
Cate's accent has got a bit mid Pacific
gast128
gast128 4 oy oldin
In a global world it's better for the USA to adapt to the uniform standard. There are still other areas where uniformity would better work out like e.g. for the date fields.
Ribeirao
Ribeirao 4 oy oldin
2 facts about it, 1. She's right, 2. She's charming
Homer Jay
Homer Jay 4 oy oldin
This chick is a pompous, arrogant f@#$wit who actually believes she's better than all others. She's another dumbarse actor who gets paid to pretend she's someone else for a living. She has NO real skills.
Ahmadi Arismaharto
They're calling rugby; football.. You think they're gonna change to Metric?
ksm
ksm Oy oldin
Ahmadi Arismaharto much worse: they call football: soccer.
zipZIP
zipZIP 3 oy oldin
Rugby is football, what else is it going to be 😂
Riz Zr
Riz Zr 4 oy oldin
Urgh Muricanos. EDIT: It's the deliberate dumbing down of the American people. But Americans are too arrogant and stubborn to admit something they do is not remotely efficient.
WOOW WOW
WOOW WOW 4 oy oldin
Jimmy KIMMEL is 100 hotter with beard !
WOOW WOW
WOOW WOW 4 oy oldin
Cate is right !!! 😊
Alejandro Sal
Alejandro Sal 4 oy oldin
Sad really. Every American should travel outside the US at least once so they can see how moronic we sound when we say we're 5 feet 10 and a half inches or we want a "glass" of water. It's like we're telling ppl to send us a telegraph
Duncan Mills
Duncan Mills 4 oy oldin
Feet and inches please, from the UK!
Hazridge
Hazridge 4 oy oldin
3:23 Only Australians will get Cate's joke here
Phil Heaton
Phil Heaton 4 oy oldin
We like the old English system of weights and measures, even if you all don't anymore. Why should we change to make you happy?
Victor Serra
Victor Serra 4 oy oldin
I’m watching this with ear plugs and can’t hear anything, so I just find it fantastic that she is 49
James Morris
James Morris 4 oy oldin
English such hypocrites. Measure their weight in stone. Horse's height in hands. Horsepower for cars. Their recipes in teaspoons, tablespoons and ounces. If you can't count grades 1 to 12, I feel like it's your school failing you.
aiia10
aiia10 4 oy oldin
Being from Europe, and living in America for a year..I drove a lot faster than I would have, because I always forgot the speedometer showed miles and not kilometers. I did get to places faster though. xD
temporarysanity
temporarysanity 4 oy oldin
Americans can't find their country on a map, now you want them to divide and multiply by ten?
Sim
Sim 4 oy oldin
What happened to her Australian accent?
Salvatore Filippone
What Imperial System? It does not exist. Do you think NIST (the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Washington) keeps a foot/pound sample? NO. They keep a reference for the METER, KILO, etc. The inch is *DEFINED* to be 2.54 cm, and everything else in a similar way. The Imperial System is defined as just a bunch of weird multiples of the SI (International system).
Salvatore Filippone
You have a sensible and reasoned argument, which sadly cannot be said about many other comments I have seen in the past whenever this subject comes up.
How Does it Really Work
You can switch to metric units, but a 12.7 mm bolt is still not a metric bolt. (The metric bolts are 12 mm, and the next size up is 14 mm diameter.) The same story with pipes, lumber, most of the machinery. The cost of scrapping and replacing everything that does not conform to the metric standards would be a sizable fraction of the net worth of the entire country -- and that is where much of the expense is, in truly switching to everything metric.
Sabo Rivaille
Sabo Rivaille 4 oy oldin
They should use the gun ban system too
Adi Satriyo
Adi Satriyo 4 oy oldin
I also don’t understand why america still uses imperial system. The rest of the world has moved on
Steven Schwartzhoff
Well, the engineers who sent people to the moon did calculate things in inches, pounds… It is still stupid to not use the metric systém, but it has not proved that much of an obsticle.
Shakes First
Shakes First 4 oy oldin
98% of countries use metric.
binaway
binaway 4 oy oldin
The only problem I remember when Australia went metric was the police asking people to lookout for a suspect height 183cm. At the time I had no idea.That's 6ft by the way. They should have used both for a few years.
Eivind Kaisen
Eivind Kaisen 4 oy oldin
Fun Fact: ALL American measurment units are defined by the Metric System. (That is, 1 inch is not defined as 1/12 of a foot or 8 lines but as 25.4 mm)
jazztom86
jazztom86 4 oy oldin
Everytime I hear the excuse "it would be too complicated" or "it would cost too much"... the australians did fine, seems to me. Obviously you don't want to follow the half-ass attempt by the brits or the canadians, but look at your aussie colleagues.
Ben Farmer-Webb
Ben Farmer-Webb 4 oy oldin
For Americans who don't understand the English education, Lower Sixth is the first year of sixth form (year 12) and upper sixth is the second and last year's if sixth form (year 13). Sixth form comes from a system in which we called our secondary years first form, second form etc and it stuck around after we change our secondary school year from Year 7 to Year 13. Year 12 or lower Sixth is your 11th grade
davidhujan86
davidhujan86 4 oy oldin
Damn straight, woman!
Fernando Viaña
Fernando Viaña 4 oy oldin
I don't know miles or inches, everybody uses centimeters and km around the world.
Li
Li 4 oy oldin
Lower sixth/ upper sixth is the equivalent of Americans last 2 years of high school
OneofInfinity
OneofInfinity 4 oy oldin
I love how casual the conversation sounded near the end, reminds me of a certain Scottish former late late night host and robot sidekick.
Panda
Panda 4 oy oldin
In the UK we totally mix it up on an everyday basis. Road signs show miles- Kilometres make no sense to us at all. Although we understand pints and talk about them, containers are usually marked in litres. We all talk about and understand physical height in feet and inches, but medically it’s metres. Dimensions of objects are usually given in both imperial and metric simultaneously. Physical weight is medically kg but most people only know it in stones and lbs, we don’t get lbs without stones at all. Temperature is Celsius, but for some reason we quite often casually talk about the weather in Fahrenheit when it gets hot. I don’t think we’ve really taken metric on board at all, for all schools don’t even teach imperial anymore.
David of Yorkshire
Even the metric system is related to Donald Trump... These people are so fixated on one thing it's to the exclusion of all else. Poor, unstable, left-wing radicals... Can they have one discussion without mentioning or blaming him for something?
LyleDeYounges
LyleDeYounges 4 oy oldin
It's more precise.
Sunny Bear
Sunny Bear 4 oy oldin
Cate Blanchett is SOOO COOL
thespacemonkeyist
Pounds and inches are part of the "Imperial system", first defined in the British Weights and Measures Act of 1824. It's funny to hear a Briton complain about a system their country developed.
In The Beginning Was The Word
+thespacemonkeyist ....Yes she is Australian but she lives in the UK and has done for a long time, her kid/s are in school there thoo of course.
thespacemonkeyist
Oooppps, sorry.
Gordianus
Gordianus 4 oy oldin
Cate Blanchett was born on Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Who invented the metric system? An English bishop, John Wilkins, (1614-1672) invented the system part of the decimal metric system when he published a book with a plan for a 'universal measure' in 1668
Charlotte Brown
Charlotte Brown 4 oy oldin
Confidence is saying "please explain" in a room full of Americans who definitely won't understand the cultural reference.
coykoi
coykoi 4 oy oldin
God I love her
Hugh Jass
Hugh Jass 4 oy oldin
I agree 😂😂😂 we are the only country that uses Miles and Inches like why???? I still to this day have to convert Km to M on my phone 😂😂
Tash Sun
Tash Sun 4 oy oldin
3:23 She snuck in a Pauline Hanson “Please explain” 😂
Keyingisi
Cate Blanchett Is AWESOME
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