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Old March 22nd, 2008, 08:34 AM   #361
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Wow, I didn´t know that Canada is going metric!!! Welcome to the civilized world!
So the axis-of-imperial-system-using-countries consists now only of Liberia, Myanmar and the USA...
Actually that is an 'old wives' tale'. Those other two countries are essentially 100% metric. OTOH, the UK still uses miles on its highway signage (speed limits, distances, etc).

From what I am aware of, the USA is the only country left where fuel is not priced in liters, though.

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Old March 22nd, 2008, 08:34 AM   #362
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 08:36 AM   #363
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Wow, three messages at the exact same time And mine was lost lol.
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 08:37 AM   #364
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Wow, I didn´t know that Canada is going metric!!! Welcome to the civilized world!
So the axis-of-imperial-system-using-countries consists now only of Liberia, Myanmar and the USA...
Eh... Dude, you are like... 30 years late Unless you are joking, of course. But since they still have those signs, some southern neighbours are probably not aware of this change.
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 11:30 AM   #365
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I heard of the same problem in Northern Ireland/Ireland. Ireland went metric a few years ago, and now many Northern Irish are caught speeding in Ireland.......
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 07:27 PM   #366
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Border between Austria (Lustenau) and Switzerland (Au)
Great border crossing. Unlike by its northern counterpart, they aren't so allergic to smuggling salami.
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Old March 23rd, 2008, 04:17 AM   #367
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I heard of the same problem in Northern Ireland/Ireland. Ireland went metric a few years ago, and now many Northern Irish are caught speeding in Ireland.......
I guess that it why both Canada and Ireland include "km/h" on their speed limit signs:

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Old March 23rd, 2008, 05:07 AM   #368
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Eh... Dude, you are like... 30 years late Unless you are joking, of course. But since they still have those signs, some southern neighbours are probably not aware of this change.
Ooops, I´m afraid I´m not joking. I apologize for my ignorance.

It´s just so strange to see metric signs on pics from North America (Canada and USA).

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From what I am aware of, the USA is the only country left where fuel is not priced in liters, though.
I think this makes sense because you Americans drive cars like HUMMER or Lincoln Navigator and gallons help keep numbers small while refueling these monsters.
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Old March 23rd, 2008, 06:40 AM   #369
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By the way, in the USA anyone can officially sell any kind of products in metric system. When the USA attempted to go metric in the 70s, some benzine stations started selling fuel in litres. Some Americans bought that extremely "cheap" fuel and later became very angry at those benzine station owners because apparently they didn't realise that the price was given per litre, not per gallon Since then, the fuel went back to gallons.

It's amazing to me, though, how someone can think that the price of fuel can drop 75% overnight.
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Old March 24th, 2008, 12:17 AM   #370
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By the way, in the USA anyone can officially sell any kind of products in metric system. When the USA attempted to go metric in the 70s, some benzine stations started selling fuel in litres. Some Americans bought that extremely "cheap" fuel and later became very angry at those benzine station owners because apparently they didn't realise that the price was given per litre, not per gallon Since then, the fuel went back to gallons.

It's amazing to me, though, how someone can think that the price of fuel can drop 75% overnight.
One thing about the American character which is really funny is the propensity to be able to sell an American ANYTHING as long as they think they are saving money. (I'd say especially on gasoline).

Along with this, gas prices were as recently as 15 years prior to that time only about $.25/gal, so especially to the older population, it wasn't as outlandish as it may seem now. It would be like seeing gas for $1.00/l, people can remember prices being that low per gallon recently, so the less perceptive among us would not have made the connection until they saw the $60 bill.
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Old March 24th, 2008, 12:50 AM   #371
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Yes, when I visited the USA first time in 1999, 87 petrol costed about 0.98 per gallon. Now, it would cost a bit cheaper but per litre Still, I don't know how someone can be that mistaken.
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Old March 24th, 2008, 05:51 PM   #372
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Talking about fuel prices, once an automatic petrol station in Finland was wrong by a comma so 1 litre of petrol cost 10 times less than normally.
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Sorry for changing topic, but this in Border crosings thread nevertheless

Does anyone here have links to photos from Polish - German border after Schengen and/or know anything what is going to be rebuild over there?

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Old March 24th, 2008, 08:39 PM   #374
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I don't know anything about the borders now. I have seen a few pics of those, in SSC. Furthermore, I heard somewhere that Austria is leaving the border stations until the EURO 2008 is over. They want some control over the people entering the country. After that they will probably be demolished.
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Old March 26th, 2008, 09:46 PM   #375
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Świnoujście - Ahlbeck PL/D

Roof was removed, baracks will be soon










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Old March 26th, 2008, 10:12 PM   #376
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Not a that big difference actually. Just the small roof
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Old March 26th, 2008, 10:23 PM   #378
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That's true. Isn't it that Swinoujscie was forbidden for cars when Poland was not yet EU?
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^ You know who else wanted to freely travel between Germany and Poland?
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