Strange Conversions
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 Cration
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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