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Wiley's Dictionary Of Units Of Conversion

Author: Author Unknown, Issue: June 2000, Topic: Humour

  • Ratio of an igloo's circumference to its diameter = Eskimo Pi
  • 2.4 statute miles of intravenous surgical tubing at Yale University Hospital = 1 I.V. League
  • 2000 pounds of Chinese soup = Won Ton
  • 1 trillion microphones = 1 million phones = 1 megaphone
  • 1 million bicycles = 2 megacycles
  • 1/1,000,000 mouthwash = 1 microscope
  • 365.25 days = 1 Unicycle
  • 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 Sterling
  • 0.5 large intestine = 1 semicolon
  • 1,000,000 rent-a-cars = 1 megahertz
  • Weight an evangelist carries with God = 1 billygram
  • Basic unit of laryngitis = 1 hoarsepower
  • Shortest distance between two jokes = a straight line
  • Time between slipping on a peel and smacking the pavement = 1 bananosecond
  • 0.5 bathroom = 1 demijohn
  • 453.6 graham crackers = 1 pound cake
  • 2000 mockingbirds = two kilomockingbirds
  • 10 cards = 1 decacards
  • 10 dents = 1 decadent
  • 1 kilogram of falling figs = 1 Fig Newton
  • 1 trillion pins = 1 terrapin
  • 1 million billion piccolos = 1 gigolo
  • 10 rations = 1 decoration
  • 100 rations = 1 C-ration
  • 2 paradigms = 40 cents
  • 1 paradox = 2 MDs

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