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.Christina Aguilera Would Do a Song with Britney Spears to get the latest #KIMMEL: Watch Mean Tweets: Connect with Jimmy Kimmel Live Online: Visit the Jimmy Kimmel Live WEBSITE: Jimmy Kimmel on FACEBOOK: Jimmy Kimmel Live on FACEBOOK: @JimmyKimmel on TWITTER: Jimmy Kimmel Live on TWITTER: Jimmy Kimmel Live on INSTAGRAM: About Jimmy Kimmel Live: Jimmy Kimmel serves as host and executive producer of Emmy-winning "Jimmy Kimmel Live," ABC's late-night talk show."Jimmy Kimmel Live" is well known for its huge viral video successes with 5.6 billion views on YouTube alone.Some of Kimmel's most popular comedy bits include - Mean Tweets, Lie Witness News, Jimmy's Twerk Fail Prank, Unnecessary Censorship, YouTube Challenge, The Baby Bachelor, Movie: The Movie, Handsome Men's Club, Jimmy Kimmel Lie Detective and music videos like "I (Wanna) Channing All Over Your Tatum" and a Blurred Lines parody with Robin Thicke, Pharrell, Jimmy and his security guard Guillermo.Now in its sixteenth season, Kimmel's guests have included: Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep, Tom Cruise, Halle Berry, Harrison Ford, Jennifer Aniston, Will Ferrell, Katy Perry, Tom Hanks, Scarlett Johansson, Channing Tatum, George Clooney, Larry David, Charlize Theron, Mark Wahlberg, Kobe Bryant, Steve Carell, Hugh Jackman, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Bridges, Jennifer Garner, Ryan Gosling, Bryan Cranston, Jamie Foxx, Amy Poehler, Ben Affleck, Robert Downey Jr., Jake Gyllenhaal, Oprah, and unfortunately Matt Damon.Cate Blanchett Thinks Americans Should Use the Metric System


  • temporarysanity
    temporarysanity 10 months ago+432

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

  • The Rockstar Gamer
    The Rockstar Gamer 11 months ago+713

    Metric - 0 degrees Celsius is freezing, 100 degrees Celsius is boiling. Makes perfect sense
    Imperial - Motherfucking 32 degrees Fahrenheit is freezing and 212 degrees Fahrenheit is boiling

  • Bindesh Ghimire
    Bindesh Ghimire 11 months ago+929

    Yeah all the over the world, they should have three things in common:
    1. Drive on the same side of the road
    2. 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...

  • Douglas J
    Douglas J 11 months ago+589

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

  • Ashkan Ak
    Ashkan Ak 11 months ago+2054

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

  • Sunil Prajapati
    Sunil Prajapati 11 months ago+670

    When Cate Blanchett says switch, you switch America

  • vicky
    vicky 11 months ago+329

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

  • 无神论 者
    无神论 者 11 months ago+2021

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

  • Sam Ferguson
    Sam Ferguson 11 months ago+83

    "Can you explain to me how the country that can send men, and hopefully women, to the moon, is still in gallons and inches." It's easy — the people doing serious work like that don't use the Imperial system :)

  • the king of cool
    the king of cool 11 months ago+238

    Don't let it distract you from the fact that
    Hela is still alive and well in Asgard

  • Mark Magana
    Mark Magana 11 months ago+64

    In high school, my chemistry teacher made us learn the metric system and we used it all year. I forgot everything ... but it was easier. Our country is weird.

  • Della Yassine
    Della Yassine 11 months ago+92

    She's, honest to God, a star. Most actors who go on late night shows try too hard, and if the host is bad they get even more awkward. Not her though.
    Not to mention she's one of the greatest actors of all time.

  • Nevermore
    Nevermore 11 months ago+68

    You heard it from Galadriel, fairest and wisest of Middle-Earth.

  • diddyknux
    diddyknux 11 months ago+101

    I'd learn Metric if Hela ordered me to.

  • Lukas T
    Lukas T 11 months ago+114

    However, as European I would imagine it is extremely easy for Americans to just memorize the "basic points" because - not so coincidentally - they are all very easy numbers.
    The freezing point is 0°C -> 32° F
    Water starts boiling at exactly 100° C --> 212°F
    Well, the average temperature people like in their homes in Europe is 20°C (68°F), however, in southern Europe quite above that.
    That is quite a bit more than - to our extreme surprise - the really cold air conditioned shops/hotel lobbies etc in places Like Las Vegas where the average is about 61°F -> 16° C. 16°C indoors is just extreme in our opinion!
    Also, so easily to remember: 20°C in your home, 30°C (to about 34) on a hot summer day, and 40°C the absolute max on the hottest summer days.
    Funny thing: When we went to Death Valley in July a few years back with a rented suburban and we had the temperature shown in the rearview mirror. It said exactly 122°F, which is - ding ding - exactly 50°C.
    Damn I have no idea why I just typed this wall of text no one is going to ready anyway.

  • Sietse Van Overstraeten
    Sietse Van Overstraeten 4 months ago+15

    See... the metric systhem requires math. For example ‘kilo’ and ‘centi’ are basically easy math excercises.
    Since Most Americans cant even point out the USA on a map, I have little faith they can multiply by ten

  • DearMakeUpDiary
    DearMakeUpDiary 11 months ago+53

    She’s such a dose of fresh air 💜 beautiful, witty and charming

  • sexntuna
    sexntuna 11 months ago+1503

    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.

  • Z
    Z 11 months ago+31

    Cate is a living legend.

  • Deception Ception
    Deception Ception 11 months ago+13

    Sadly they are a lost cause.
    We cannot save them , it's too late.