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 Useful Metric Conversions


1 trillion microphones = 1 megaphone
1 million bicycles = 2 megacycles
365.25 days = 1 Unicycle
500 millionaries = 1 seminary
2000 mockingbirds = two kilomockingbirds
10 cards = 1 decacards
1 kilogram of falling figs = 1 Fig Newton
1000 grams of wet socks = 1 Liter Hosen
1 millionth of a fish = 1 microfiche
1 trillion pins = 1 terrapin
1 million billion picolos = 1 gigolo
10 rations = 1 decoration
100 rations = 1 C-ration
10 millipedes = 1 centipede
3 1/3 tridents = 1 decadent
10 monologs = 5 dialogues
5 dialogues = 1 decalogue
2 monograms = 1 diagram
8 nickels = 2 paradigms
2 wharves = 1 paradox
100 Senators = not 1 decision

and more.....

Just so everyone can be on the same page with the modern measurements...

27 SCIENTIFIC EQUIVALENTS

1. Ratio of an igloo's circumference to its diameter = Eskimo Pi

2. 2000 pounds of Chinese soup = Won ton

3. 1 millionth of a mouthwash = 1 microscope

4. Time between slipping on a peel and smacking the pavement = 1 bananosecond

5. Weight an evangelist carries with God = 1 billigram

6. Time it takes to sail 220 yards at 1 nautical mile per hour = Knotfurlong

7. 365.25 days of drinking low calorie beer because it's less filling = 1 lite year

8. 16.5 feet in the Twilight Zone = 1 Rod Serling

9. Half of a large intestine = 1 semicolon

10. 1,000,000 aches = 1 megahurtz

11. Basic unit of laryngitis = 1 hoarsepower

12. Shortest distance between two jokes = A straight line (think about it for a moment)

13. 453.6 graham crackers = 1 pound cake

14. 1 million microphones = 1 megaphone

15. 1 million bicycles = 2 megacycles

16. 365.25 days = 1 unicycle

17. 2000 mockingbirds = two kilomockingbirds (work on it . . .)

18. 10 cards = 1 decacards

19. 1 kilogram of falling figs = 1 Fig Newton

20. 1000 grams of wet socks = 1 literhosen

21. 1 millionth of a fish = 1 microfiche

22. 1 trillion pins = 1 terrapin

23. 10 rations = 1 decaration

24. 100 rations = 1 C-ration

25. 2 monograms = 1 diagram

26. 8 nickels = 2 paradigms

27. 2.4 statute miles of intravenous surgical tubing at Yale University Hospital = 1 I.V. League

 
 

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