Taking America’s Feet Problem Into Our Own Hands | The Daily Show

27 apr. 2021
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There are two different measurements for feet in America. Michael Kosta investigates what this means for the world of measurement in another Thank Me Later. #DailyShow #TrevorNoah #MichaelKosta
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  • Just use the meter🤯

    Viscount LourdesViscount LourdesAcum o Zi
  • Making that trophy must have been quite a feat.

    Kevin LuoKevin LuoAcum 2 Zile
  • I'm glad you guys sent him a trophy!

    KiwiLemonTeaKiwiLemonTeaAcum 5 Zile
  • Move to SI system

    Hitesh PunjabiHitesh PunjabiAcum 7 Zile
  • Nice segment and all, I just wish he would have asked him to change to the meter!

    jk484jk484Acum 8 Zile
  • So agree with Dr Dennis!

    E K DaufinE K DaufinAcum 8 Zile
  • The lengths America will go to to avoid using the metric system...

    Nolan AndersonNolan AndersonAcum 9 Zile
  • European version of this video would be maybe a 30 second clip sayin "We have the metric system, and a meter is a meter is a meter. Easy. No problems."

    Lauri KosonenLauri KosonenAcum 9 Zile
  • This sounds like the kind of thing where the problem exists because everyone thought this was settled well over a hundred years ago.

    GalaxisGalaxisAcum 10 Zile
  • Did he say "the date of defecation"? I need better speakers or they need a better recording.

    GalaxisGalaxisAcum 10 Zile
  • We just need to make the switch to the metric system. Scientists already use it.

    Hilam MandweeHilam MandweeAcum 10 Zile
  • USA fixing imperial measurements problems - meanwhile the rest of the world* has moved onto metric (* officially there's two other tiny countries still using imperial but they're already making the move to metric)

    VodkaHindJellyVodkaHindJellyAcum 10 Zile
  • Legit thought this was gonna be about literal feet

    WhitneyWhitneyAcum 10 Zile
  • Wow, i didnt know about either of those definitions of a foot. Was taught a foot is 12 inches, thats it.

    Torrita UzorTorrita UzorAcum 10 Zile
  • I clicked because I actually have problems with my feet and naively thought this was an actual problem in America

    Entropy ZEntropy ZAcum 10 Zile
  • Wholesome

    Bano BanooBano BanooAcum 10 Zile
  • Stop calling the USA as America. You don't own America, you are just a part of it.

    tushar jaintushar jainAcum 11 Zile
  • I know they did this whole bit only for the feet-jokes, but im glad Dr. Dennis got that throphy and acknowledgement 💯

    Stefan GhbStefan GhbAcum 11 Zile
  • Well that is fewer definitions than ounces, miles or galleons have :D

    CarewolfCarewolfAcum 12 Zile
  • This..this isn't the foot addiction I thought that was

    Jonathan StepicJonathan StepicAcum 12 Zile
  • Unofficially amongst machinists, the difference between the two feet is defined as a "cunthair"

    yun xingyun xingAcum 12 Zile
  • Not all heroes wear capes. Now if we can get it to be cm/m that would be cool.

    Miguel CruzMiguel CruzAcum 12 Zile
  • Hey don't get me started on NAD83 vs NAD27 -- you know what I'm talkin bout.

    xchoppxchoppAcum 12 Zile
    • Congratulations Dr Dennis!

      xchoppxchoppAcum 12 Zile
    • How about WGS84 vs GRS80?

      xchoppxchoppAcum 12 Zile
    • :o)

      xchoppxchoppAcum 12 Zile
  • Next step is to do it in metric outright, like the rest of the world (in technical and formal work, that is).

    monteparnasmonteparnasAcum 12 Zile
  • I gotta say, I had no idea what this video would be from the title

    TheeduckieTheeduckieAcum 12 Zile
  • What's also interesting is how Americans are against Metric and Royalty Ruling but uses The IMPERIAL Units .

    Minat YayahMinat YayahAcum 12 Zile
  • Just switch to metric, kthxbye.

    iGELiGELAcum 12 Zile
  • Wait... Did America just decided to make an entirely different unit of measurement just to spite Britian?

    Jimmy MondedoJimmy MondedoAcum 12 Zile

    Persian CarpetPersian CarpetAcum 13 Zile
  • How the USA are still NOT using the metric system is something that baffles me everytime...

    Stefanie JordanStefanie JordanAcum 13 Zile
  • Conclusion: The US's feet problem is that it still uses feet instead of the measurement it is based on.

    prestokprestokAcum 13 Zile
  • I wonder whose foot they used to make the mold for the trophy?

    J RideoutJ RideoutAcum 13 Zile
  • just adopt the metric system, FFS

    ildixildixAcum 13 Zile
  • Why not just use the metric system like the rest of the world? No national or international problems anymore. World: Freezing temperature: 0°C Boiling temperature: 100°C A meter: 100cm A kilometer: 1000m USA: Freezing temperature: 32°F Boiling temperature: 212°F A meter: 3.28084 feet A kilometer: 0.621371 miles

    Sebastian FixSebastian FixAcum 13 Zile
  • Why this video being recommended to an Indian 🤨🤨🤨🤨 Edit:- I didn't watched it 😁😁😄😃😃

    Kumar ManjeetKumar ManjeetAcum 13 Zile
  • Come to the metric system. It’s nice. We have cake.

    Olav DaleOlav DaleAcum 13 Zile
  • Surveyor: "We have two mismatched feet. Both require a bit of mathematical gymnastics! I know, lets get rid of one of them and that will make life easier!" The metric system shakes it's head.

    fireflyfireflyAcum 13 Zile
  • Next step is to standardize the gallon. Nobody wants to look up the difference between queen anne, dry and fluid gallon. No need to change to metric.... m.roones.info/news/1mmojod-ycZpupw/video

    7Coolpablo7CoolpabloAcum 13 Zile
  • *United States has feet problem* Yes... most of you guys dont know geography, America is a continent 😘

    Emerick DenebEmerick DenebAcum 13 Zile
  • That's too much why don't you use it metric system very easy

    A. PatrioticA. PatrioticAcum 13 Zile
  • You know, it's really not all that uncommon to have two slightly differently sized feet.

    Noah MullinsNoah MullinsAcum 13 Zile
  • Just use the Metric system ffs. Everybody does except you.

    KonseqKonseqAcum 13 Zile
  • Hey daddy

    Richard WillhideRichard WillhideAcum 13 Zile
  • it's time to change to metric...

    Fol EpiFol EpiAcum 14 Zile
  • that is one handsome geodesist

    ChoomyChoomyAcum 14 Zile
  • i thought that was Matt Gaetz in the thumbnail

    HeyOmarHeyOmarAcum 14 Zile
  • I enjoyed that!!! 🤗🤗

    Dr. Braxy Gilkey CruisesDr. Braxy Gilkey CruisesAcum 14 Zile
  • That trophy had better been the right length...

    einfach nur Leoeinfach nur LeoAcum 14 Zile
  • America without the racism issue, would be such a beautiful country. It's a shame.

    KevinKevinAcum 14 Zile
  • Thanks a lot, Mike - I thought this was about actual feet, not measurements! (disheartened) Also, TMI about your "unit" - nobody needed to know THAT. Except the people you're dating. You're welcome.

    chemxfanchemxfanAcum 14 Zile
  • Oh muricans...just go learn the metric system, it‘s so super easy....

    Elisabeth WittnerElisabeth WittnerAcum 14 Zile
  • What can america do you say? Switch to the scientific units that make sense

    Mehdi BENCAIDMehdi BENCAIDAcum 14 Zile
  • even UK uses metric system now, it is time to change to the metric system, 15/64 inch makes no sense

    Bathy GaoBathy GaoAcum 14 Zile
  • Use metric already you weird people! What with this feet fetish? The whole world already moved on to nastier and better fetishes!

    __________Acum 14 Zile
  • So in order to avoid confusion within the imperial system they keep standardising it wrt the metric system instead of adopting it. Hard to say if its stupidity or ego of monumental proportions.

    Mainak MukhopadhyayMainak MukhopadhyayAcum 14 Zile
  • Kosta seems very proud of that trophy

    Stevin HarperStevin HarperAcum 14 Zile
  • As European I will never understand the reason for not using the metric system, as it makes measuring and life easier (and comparable with the rest of the world).

    Fabian WetzelFabian WetzelAcum 14 Zile
  • So now you have THREE different feet sizes. How super smart! I guess just accepting the metric system wasn't an option.

    VicartjeVicartjeAcum 14 Zile
  • I was confused because I didn't know we had a foot problem until I realized it's about measurement not the human feet

    General PattonGeneral PattonAcum 14 Zile
  • I'm struggling to take a scientist who uses feet to measure things seriously.

    PatrikPatrikAcum 14 Zile
  • This title plus, "...before we put them into our mouths."

    ClimateMarcher JohnJClimateMarcher JohnJAcum 14 Zile
  • Only Americans, who think it's an 'infringement of personal rights' to wear a mask during a pandemic, would consider this a solution to the stupidest problem in the world. "Hmm, let's see. We are one of two countries left in the world that use the Imperial system of measurement. Let's find a way to measure that won't conflict with the way the rest of the world does it. Let's standardise on the Metric system" "Wait, what? And infringe my personal rights? No." "All right then. We keep Imperial units, but we define them in terms of the Metric system." "OK done".

    Christopher BedfordChristopher BedfordAcum 14 Zile
  • deprecated, but will live on forever in existing measurements

    dogtatodogtatoAcum 14 Zile
  • Natural diaster is all scientist fell down.debate you Stonehenge.

    Kamal HarrisKamal HarrisAcum 14 Zile
  • I would have been more impressed if he'd convinced them to finally switch to Metric.

    Drew LovelyhellDrew LovelyhellAcum 14 Zile
  • So... is it still gonna be 12 inches?

    LeavingIt BlankLeavingIt BlankAcum 14 Zile
  • You know what America could do? Use the metric system like every other country in the world instead of using hamburgers and crocodiles

  • America: „Lets stick to our freedom units that we got forced on by the UK, cause that is freedom!!!“

    Christoph LChristoph LAcum 14 Zile
  • Coolest doctor I’ve ever seen

    Mental BreakdanceMental BreakdanceAcum 14 Zile
  • De-feeted at last.

    Gerald StephensGerald StephensAcum 14 Zile
  • Hey America. here is a hint, milli, centi, deci... aaaaaaand meter.

    MrFelixifyMrFelixifyAcum 14 Zile
  • When I learned that the only country using British Thermal Units (BTU) to measure heat was the United States. Glad to know the foot now has one length, thanks to Dr. Dennis.

    Kayla BrandKayla BrandAcum 14 Zile
  • I am a Giadacist I study attractive Italian chefs with large heads.

    andrewthezeppoandrewthezeppoAcum 14 Zile
  • I'm coming from Germany and we have the metric system 🥳 i still don't know my hight in English feet and inch system (which is ridiculous) and not at all for the American system. It's just confusing. Metric is so simple just use that. A bunch of big projects were wrong because of misunderstanding of the different feet measurements, metrics are so cool, wouldn't have happened with that. The Swiss who standardised them is so cool! Think about clocks and cheese and stuff 😍😍👋

    Denise GruberDenise GruberAcum 14 Zile
  • Your footlong is only 11". There's 3 measures of a foot.

    Nathan BradyNathan BradyAcum 14 Zile
  • Can you please release a classroom-friendly version of Michael Kosta's piece on America's Foot problem?

    John MacukJohn MacukAcum 15 Zile
  • I am surprised fox news never run a segment on the liberals cancelling the old "feet"

    Next GenNext GenAcum 15 Zile
  • I love that The Daily Show actually covered this. This is the sort of content I usually only hear on NPR.

    M. S.M. S.Acum 15 Zile
  • I came here for all the Metric system comments. Also please lets switch to the metric system.

    Matt BernierMatt BernierAcum 15 Zile
  • Football played on a field measured in ‘100’ yards....

    Mark YuellsMark YuellsAcum 15 Zile
  • Rich people problems...

    Sparky's SpaceSparky's SpaceAcum 15 Zile
  • The Fickle Foot of Fate award.

    dave etceteradave etceteraAcum 15 Zile
  • Much love to Michael Kosta

    Sampson Tendai MutsagoSampson Tendai MutsagoAcum 15 Zile
  • or you know just adopt metric like a normal country

    Diego LarreaDiego LarreaAcum 15 Zile
  • So was really hoping we get to a global standard measurement.... we gotta drop the foot

    BlairBlairAcum 15 Zile
  • @3:14 I just realized his shoulders sloped and he wasn’t a jacket Star Treck Officer with square shoulders 🤪😂😂😂

    BlairBlairAcum 15 Zile
  • As an American mechanical engineering student I really want a full switch to metric. I hate using US customary and British gravitational units.

    Scott MewScott MewAcum 15 Zile
  • While the rest of the worldddd use...METRICS...Canada and Mexico be carefull 'cuz USA will claim extraland from you like Texassss😈💩

    KobaltoCRKobaltoCRAcum 15 Zile
  • Oh like my right and left.

    matthew crockermatthew crockerAcum 15 Zile
  • here in India we have 3 types of measurements and we dont have any problem

    Sahil MallaSahil MallaAcum 15 Zile
  • Hopefully settling this will just be a step to fully switching to the metric system, which should have been done half a century ago at least. If manufacturers & architects & engineers had invested in switching long ago it would have saved so much hassle & money. There has been more than 1 incident of structure schematics not being converted correctly. I remember hearing a story where a bridge collapse was found to have been caused by improper support due to wrong measurements because the original architect was European but the US builders didn't get his design plans converted correctly. I also agree with getting rid of daylight savings time, another US thing that we all hate because it has long been outdated & now causes confusion instead of helping.

    Tamara SmithTamara SmithAcum 15 Zile
  • Props to the graphics team of this video. Top notch stuff

    Jon CattelJon CattelAcum 15 Zile
  • Why don’t you just use the metric system

    Sim StanderSim StanderAcum 15 Zile
  • I hear big foot crying in the woods 😢

    Meta TronMeta TronAcum 15 Zile
  • What does this do for machining, ie the inch, does this change what a tenth is 0.0001" millionth 0.0000001" Could this be why the foot doesn't feet.

    Chasing CapsaicinChasing CapsaicinAcum 15 Zile
  • Jokes are awful, awkward and not funny. But interesting facts

    AttyEKAttyEKAcum 15 Zile
  • Just use the metric system, like everybody else does

    Hyperion KoiosHyperion KoiosAcum 15 Zile
  • What, no "One Foot Two Foot Red Foot Blue Foot" jokes?

    thexalonthexalonAcum 15 Zile
  • The US is waaaay past due to also(!) go metric! That's right, for the sake of the all the foot insecure out there, why not go at least bi for let's say the next 100 years? As an added bonus, going metric makes it a lot easier (or even practical) to compare PRICES in your local supermarket or online! Btw, I love 2x4s as much as the next...

    Ralf BeuschleinRalf BeuschleinAcum 15 Zile
  • The trophy is awesome, hahahaha

    Sebastian Schuth HurtadoSebastian Schuth HurtadoAcum 15 Zile