Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Useful Conversion Units

While I'm zoned out on the couch today recovering from a nasty intestinal virus, here's some conversion units you may find helpful:
  • 2000 mockingbirds = two kilomockingbirds
  • Ratio of an igloo's circumference to its diameter = Eskimo Pi
  • 2000 pounds of Chinese soup = Won ton
  • 1 millionth mouthwash = 1 microscope
  • 2.4 statute miles of intravenous surgical tubing at Yale University Hospital = 1 I.V. League
  • Speed of a tortoise breaking the sound barrier = Mach Turtle
  • Time it takes to sail 220 yards at 1 nautical mile per hour = Knot-furlong
  • 16.5 feet in the Twilight Zone = 1 Rod Sterling
  • 1000 aches = 1 megahurts
  • Basic unit of laryngitis = 1 hoarsepower
  • Shortest distance between two jokes = A straight line
  • Time between slipping on a peel and smacking the pavement = bananosecond
  • Time it takes to sail 220 yards at 1 nautical mile per hour = Knot-furlong
  • Given the old adage "a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step," the first step of a one-mile journey = 1 Milwaukee
  • 1 million microphones = 1 phone
  • 1 trillion microphones = 1 megaphone
  • 1 million bicycles = 2 megacycles
  • 365.25 days = 1 unicycle
  • the weight of 1 TV evangelist = 1 billigram
  • 10 cards = 1 decacards
  • 2 snake eyes = 1 paradise
  • 453.6 graham crackers = 1 pound cake
  • Half of a large intestine = 1 semicolon
  • 1 kilogram of falling figs = 1 Fig Newton
  • 1000 grams of wet socks = 1 literhosen
  • 1 millionth of a fish = 1 microfiche
  • 1 trillion pins = 1 terrapin
  • 100 tics = 1 hectic
  • 500 millinaries = 1 seminary
  • 1000 female sheep = 1 milieu
  • 10 rations = 1 decoration
  • 100 rations = 1 C-ration
  • 10 millipedes = 1 centipede
  • 3 1/3 tridents = 1 decadent
  • 10 monologs = 5 dialogs
  • 5 dialogs = 1 decalog
  • 2 monograms = 1 diagram
  • 8 nickels = 2 paradigms
  • 2 doctors = 1 paradox
  • 2 wharves = 1 paradox
  • 4 lawyers = 2 paralegals
  • 2 untruths = 1 paralyze
  • 33.8 oz of a case of soft drinks = 1 liter of the pack

3 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh. These are so funny! My favorites are 100 tics and 2 untruths.

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  2. Hahaha! How funny that your first one references "To Kill A Mockingbird" which I'm currently reading! Sorry about your stomach virus.... I've been having three of them in the past three months so I feel your pain~! I hope you feel better. A sense of humor certainly helps which you definitely have!

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