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  •  When we visited Ireland ~15 years ago... (1+ / 0-)
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    RiveroftheWest

    ...all of the old speed limit signs were in MPH and all of the new ones were in km/H -- and they weren't marked! Or so someone finally told us when we asked why all of the newer roads seemed to have lower speed limits. It took a while to notice, since we thought 50km/H was a much more reasonable speed limit than 50 MPH on a two-lane road with high banks on either side!

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