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Vasaris, the Fuzzy Dragon
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March 2014
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Vasaris, the Fuzzy Dragon [userpic]
*stares at the Harmonized Tariff Schedule*

Okay... anyone have any idea what it is about argon that US customs feels the need to record the volumes of it coming into the country in cubic kilometers...

Because... WTF? I don't even know whether that's supposed to be under standard temperature and pressure.

But, seriously... cubic kilometers. That's, what... *tries to calculate out the liters* *brain asplodes* ...a lot?

Just... wow. *stares at US HTS a bit more, torn between awe and horror*

And that's not even the really weird stuff, like figuring out textile materials.

Cubic Kilometers

Edit:

...okay, they aren't quite as ridiculous as it looks on the surface, they just like to abbreviate 1000 cubic meters as 1 km3, which is at least mildly idiotic for the potential misunderstanding. I mean, why should I think they mean 1 k(m3) instead of 1 (km)3?

Oh, well, whatever. I'm still mildly boggled by why their standard temp and pressure is 21 C at 1.013 bars of pressure. I suspect some weirdass "Well, we really wanted to do this in Standard, but I guess metric will do" thing.

Current Mood: surprised*boggled*