Useful Conversions

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

  • 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
  • 65.25 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
  • 454 graham crackers
    1 pound cake
  • 1 million-million microphones
    1 megaphone
  • 1 million bicycles
    2 megacycles
  • 2000 mockingbirds
    two kilomockingbirds
  • 10 cards
    1 decacards
  • 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
  • 10 rations
    1 decoration
  • 100 rations
    1 C-ration
  • 2 monograms
    1 diagram
  • 8 nickels
    2 paradigms
  • 2.4 statute miles of intravenous surgical tubing at Yale University Hospital
    1 I.V. League
  • 100 Senators
    Not 1 decision.