Measurement conversions made easy

25 09 2013

For those who thought the hardest part of Physics 101 was the constant conversion from feet and inches to the metric system, including all its Newtons, Joules, and Watts, here are some other useful conversions:

Ratio of an igloo’s circumference to its diameter:

Eskimo Pi

2000 pounds of Chinese soup:

Won ton

1 millionth of a mouthwash:

1 microscope

Time between slipping on a peel and smacking the pavement:

1 bananosecond

Time it takes to sail 220 yards at 1 nautical mile per hour:


16.5 feet in the Twilight Zone:

1 Rod Serling

Half of a large intestine:

1 semicolon

1000 pains

1 kiloahurtz

Basic unit of laryngitis:

1 hoarsepower

Shortest distance between two jokes:

A straight line

454 graham crackers:

1 pound cake

1 million microphones:

1 megaphone

1 million bicycles:

2 megacycles

2000 mockingbirds:

two kilomockingbirds

10 cards:

1 decacards

1 kilogram of falling figs:

1 Fig Newton

1000 milliliters of wet socks:

1 literhosen

1 millionth of a fish:

1 microfiche

1 trillion pins:

1 terrapin

10 rations:

1 decoration

100 rations:

1 C-ration

2 monograms:

1 diagram

8 nickels:

2 paradigms

2.4 statute miles of intravenous surgical tubing at Yale University Hospital:

1 I.V. League

100 Senators:

Not 1 decision



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