Humorous Unit Conversions

Here is a list of some mildly laughable unit conversions that might actually
make sense to the modern common man or woman like you and I...

Ratio of an igloo's circumference to its 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

Weight an evangelist carries with God: 1 billigram

Time it takes to sail 220 yards at 1 nautical mile per hour: 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

1000 aches: 1 megahurtz

Basic unit of laryngitis: 1 hoarsepower

Shortest distance between two jokes: A straight line (think about it a moment)

453.6 graham crackers: 1 pound cake

2000 mockingbirds: two kilomockingbirds (work on it....)

10 cards: 1 decacards

1000 grams of wet socks: 1 literhosen

1 millionth of a fish: 1 microfiche

10 rations: 1 decoration

100 rations: 1 C-ration

2.4 statute miles of intravenous surgical tubing at Yale University Hospital: One I.V. League

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