Estimation quiz!
08-02-2020, 12:23 PM
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 SlideRule Senior Member Posts: 1,325 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: Estimation quiz!
from Science Unit Conversion Humor

This is a list of funny, made-up scientific unit conversions.

453.6 graham crackers = 1 pound cake
There are 453.6 grams in 1 pound.
Ratio of an igloo's circumference to its diameter = Eskimo Pi
Pi is the ratio of a circle's circumference to diameter, while there is a stereotype that Eskimos dwell in igloos.
2000 pounds of Chinese soup = Won ton
A wonton is a type of Chinese dumpling. There are 2000 pounds in 1 ton.
Time between slipping on a peel and smacking the pavement = 1 bananosecond
Instead of expressing the unit in terms of nanoseconds, it's bananoseconds because a banana caused the fall.
1 millionth of a mouthwash = 1 microscope
This refers to the popular mouthwash, Scope. The metric prefix "micro" means one millionth.
1 million bicycles = 1 megacycles
The metric prefix "mega" means 106 or one million.
Weight an evangelist carries with God = 1 billigram
This refers to the American evangelist Billy Graham.
Time it takes to sail 220 yards at 1 nautical mile per hour = Knotfurlong
365.25 days of drinking low-calorie beer = 1 Lite year
16.5 feet in the Twilight Zone = 1 Rod Serling
The rod is a unit of length equal to 16.5 feet. Rod Serling is the American tv producer, screenwriter, and narrator responsible for "The Twilight Zone."
Basic unit of laryngitis - 1 hoarsepower
One symptom of laryngitis is hoarseness.
Shortest distance between two jokes - a straight line
To deliver a joke as a straight line means it's a short joke delivered with a straight face (like it's not a joke at all).
1 million microphones = 1 megaphone
365.25 days = 1 unicycle
365.25 days is one year or one cycle of the Earth around the Sun. It's especially clever because unicycle has another meaning. It's a bike with one wheel.
Half a large intestine = 1 semicolon
the large intestine is also called the colon. Since it's only half a colon, it's a semicolon, much like half a circle is a semicircle.
2000 mockingbirds = two kilomockingbirds
"To Kill a Mockingbird" is a famous novel by author Harper Lee published in 1960. The kilo is the prefix for a thousand. So, 2000 is two kilo.
10 cards = 1 decacard
Deca is the prefix for 10.
52 cards = 1 deckacard
There are 52 cards in a deck of playing cards.
1,000,000 aches = 1 megahurtz
There are one million (106) hertz in 1 megahertz. This is a play on words, substituting hurtz (like pain, but with a "z") for hertz.
1 millionth of a fish = 1 microfiche
The word "microfiche" is pronounced like micro-fish. The prefix micro means one millionth.
2.4 statute miles of intravenous surgical tubing at Yale University Hospital = 1 I.V.League
Intravenous tubing is also called IV tubing. Yale is one of the Ivy League school, plus 2.4 statute miles is a length equal to 1 league.
1 kilogram of falling figs = 1 fig newton
The newton is a unit force, which is mass under acceleration (such as you'd get from falling figs). This play on words refers to the Nabisco cookie, the fig newton.
1000 grams of wet socks = 1 literhosen
Lederhosen are short breeches (not actually socks). There are 1000 grams of water (more or less) in one liter. The liter is a unit of volume used for liquids, so wet socks are literhosen.
1 trillion pins = 1 terrapin
The prefix terra means a trillion.
10 rations = 1 decaration
The prefix deca means 10.
100 rations = 1 C-ration
C is the Roman numeral for 100.
2 monograms = 1 diagram
Mono is the prefix for one, while dia means two.
2 new dimes = new paradigms
Two dimes is a pair of dimes. A paradigm is a model or pattern.

These and many more available for your perusal somewhere out there on the net.
An implied rhetorical question, does SCIENCE own unit conversions?

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