March 8, 2011

New Units of Measure



This is a funny take on measurement units from Mike Linn of Johnson Controls as posted in the Metrology & Test Measurement Group on LinkedIn. Knock your socks off, here goes:
New Scientific Conversion Units:
·         2.4 statute miles of intravenous surgical tubing at Yale University Hospital = 1 IV League.
·         Ratio of an igloo's circumference to its diameter = Eskimo Pi.
·         2000 pounds of Chinese soup = Won ton.
·         3. 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.
·         16.5 feet in the Twilight Zone = 1 Rod Serling.
·         Half of a large intestine = 1 semicolon.
·         1,000,000 aches = 1 megahurtz.
·         Basic unit of laryngitis = 1 hoarsepower.
·         Shortest distance between two jokes = A straight line.
·         453.6 graham crackers = 1 pound cake.
·         1 million-million microphones = 1 megaphone.
·         2 million bicycles = 2 megacycles.
·         365.25 days = 1 unicycle.
·         2000 mockingbirds = 2 kilomockingbirds.
·         52 cards = 1 decacards.
·         1 kilogram of falling figs = 1 FigNewton.
·         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.
·         4 nickels = 2 paradigms.
·         100 Senators = Not 1 decision.