Practical Conversions
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
Weight an evangelist carries with God:
1 billigram
Time it takes to sail 220 yards at 1 nautical mile per hour:
Knotfurlong
365 days of drinking lowcalorie beer because it's less
filling:
1 lite year
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
When 2 Quadrillion (2^{50}) Mississippi mosquitoes descend on a male
Flasher:
2 Petabites
1 trillion pins:
1 terrapin
10 rations:
1 decoration
100 rations:
1 Cration
2 monograms:
1 diagram
8 nickels:
2 paradigms
2.4 statute miles of intravenous surgical tubing at Yale University Hospital:
1 I.V. League
Penile Dysfunction:
1 Square Root
100 Senators:
Not 1 decision
