Useful Conversions

For those who thought the hardest part of Physics 101 was the constant16 conversion from feet and inches to the metric system, including all its Newton’s, Joules and Watts, here are some other useful conversions:

  • Ratio of an igloo’s circumference to it 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
  • Time it takes to sail 220 yards at 1 nautical mile per hour: 1 Knot-furlong
  • 365.25 days of drinking low-calorie 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
  • 1 million aches: 1 megahurts
  • Basic unit of laryngitis: 1 hoarsepower
  • Shortest distance between two jokes: A straight line
  • 454 graham crackers: 1 pound cake
  • 1 million-million microphones: 1 megaphone
  • 1 million bicycles: 2 megacycles
  • 2000 mockingbirds: Two kilomockingbirds
  • 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 rations: 1 c-ration
  • 8 nickels: 2 paradigms
  • 10 rations: 1 decoration
  • 365.25 days: 1 unicycle
  • 10 cards: 1 decacards
  • 2.4 statute miles of intravenous surgical tubing at Yal University Hospital: 1 I.V. League
  • 100 Senators: Not 1 decision
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