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Metric Conversion Factors

Category: alt.callahans, Rated G

Many of these conversion factors were posted as recycled humor by Sylvia Wulf on alt.callahans.


1012 microphones = 1 megaphone

2000 mockingbirds = two kilomockingbirds

10 cards = 1 decacards

1/2 lavatory = 1 demijohn

1021 picolos = 109 los = 1 gigolo

1 millionth of a fish = 1 microfiche

453.6 graham crackers = 1 pound cake

1 trillion pins = 1 terrapin

10 rations = 1 decoration

10-6 peeks = 1 microscope

100 rations = 1 C-ration

10 millipedes = 1 centipede

1012 bulls = 1 terrabull

3 1/3 tridents = 1 decadent

2 monograms = 1 diagram

8 nickels = 2 paradigms

2 wharves = 1 paradox

1 millihelen = The amount of beauty required to launch a single ship

10-2 mentals = one centimental

10-1 mate = 1 decimate

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