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    In the US, highway signs are in the customary system. For example, if Iw as traveling to Alexandria, Virginia, I would take I-270 and a see a sign saying “Alexandria 35 miles away”. This is the case throughout the United States, and it would cost billions of dollars to fix everyone of these signs. And for a country that’s about 19.3 trillion dollars in debt, we don't need that burden. Also, manufacturing companies would have to spend another billions of dollars trying to fix the values on packing. This would most likely increase the price on everyday goods. Eventually, I believe that everything would stabilize, but the initially impact would be…

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    The Metric System

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    According to business insider America is the world’s 10th most prosperous nation. Consequently, why should America compromise their success by sticking with an unconventional system of measurement? It is for this and many other reasons why the U.S.A should convert to the metric system. The metric system is a multinational unit of measurement in both the real world and the science field. It is not only renowned but also easier to use overall. Ultimately, the time for the metric system has finally…

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    Hi, Aaron here from the Leiningen plantation in southern Brazil. We are witnessing, first hand, the world’s largest army attempt to take on 400+ men armed with farm supplies and tools, ANTS! Every few years, an ant colony will expand outside its normal exploring territory and move all the way across South America. This colony arises other colonies along the way and builds their army of mass destruction. This swarm can grow up to 2 miles wide, and 10 miles long. That’s 20 square miles!! This…

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    Marines In The 1500s

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    Have you ever trained for a 5k? In training you have to keep track of where you run and what speed you were going at, imagine one day you went out to practice running the 5k and made it in 45 minutes! When you get home you notice you forgot to turn on your running log, all that work and nothing to show. That’s how it was for early sailors, they had trouble keeping track of how fast they were going, when it changed , and where they sailed. To solve this they had a Traverse Board an early…

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    Thunder Bay Case Study

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    gains. In 1881, the fledgling city stood at the threshold of a surge in population, industry, and wealth.14 The family’s oral history speculates that Charley followed the St. Croix River south from Duluth to Chisago County.15 This is highly unlikely, since it required an approximately forty mile detour into Wisconsin to reach the source of the river. Charley likely used the railroad, either as a passenger or as a physical guide to direct him to his destination. He conceivably paused in…

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    Personal Fitness Essay

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    warmup I ran a mile to get my blood flowing. I ran my mile in 8:45. Since my goal is to lose 10 pounds by the end of the semester I need to make sure I work on my cardiovascular health. After our warmup we hopped on the elliptical. We did the elliptical for 8 minutes. After we finished doing the elliptical we went in the sauna for 10 minutes. Starting weight is 245lbs. - On September 17, I decided to go to the gym before I had to work at 5:30. I got to the gym around 3 and worked out for about…

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    Philosopher's Mistake

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    The story started with a guy named Billy. Billy loved to eat pizza. One day Billy thought it would be cool to make a huge gigantic pizza. He wanted to eat it all by himself. Billy’s parents always thought he ate too much pizza, but they never told him. Billy had to make a blueprint of his pizza. Only he couldn’t find blue paper so he just decided to draw it. He drew a huge gigantic circle 6 miles long, but on 6 inches on the paper. There needed to be cheese, pepperoni, sausage, pineapple,…

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    my dad's friend Aaron, his two daughters and our friends Amanda and Ashleigh, and I should go on a 25 mile canoe trip as a fun vacation. It was only a two day trip in which we would canoe 12.5 miles the first day, camp out at night, and then travel the remaining 12.5 miles the next day. Does this really sound like a good idea? A few days after deciding to go, we packed, and travelled across the threshold to Green River in Kentucky. When we arrived, we rented three canoes, packed our belongings…

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    Mudding Short Story

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    his truck. They went and got his truck but neither leo or adam told their parents that they were going mudding. They headed off for the woods where they were going to go mudding. They enter the woods and drive slowly for about a half mile looking for mud. After they have driven a mile and still no mud they see a clown watching them. When they see the clown they take off covering to clown that was watching them in dirt and gravel. They escaped the clown but now they were down in the woods…

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    process of musical expression begins in the mind, then through the appendages and instrument before released into the air. In an improvisation class conducted by maestro vibraphonist Gary Burton, he equates playing an instrument to speaking.…

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