Strange Conversions
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For those who thought the hardest part of Physics 101 was the constant conversion from MKS or CGS units to English units, here are some useful English system conversions.

  • 2000 pounds of Chinese soup = Won ton soup

  • 1 millionth of a mouthwash = 1 microscope

  • Half of a large intestine = 1 semicolon

  • 1000 aches = 1 megahurtz

  • 1 million microphones = 1 megaphone

  • 1 million bicycles = 2 megacycles

  • 2000 mockingbirds = two kilomockingbirds

  • 10 cards = 1 decacards

  • 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

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

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


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