# Possible Metric Conversions

Found in a scientist’s trash can:

• 1 million microphones = 1 megaphone
• 1 million bicycles = 2 megacycles
• 365.25 days = 1 Unicycle
• 500 millenaries = 1 seminary
• 2000 mockingbirds = two kilomockingbirds
• 10 cards = 1 decacards
• 1/2 lavatory = 1 demijohn
• 1 kilogram of falling figs = 1 Fig Newton
• 1000 grams of wet socks = 1 Liter Hosen
• 1 millionth of a fish = 1 microfiche
• 2000 British Troops in Ireland = 2 kilohenry
• 453.6 graham crackers = 1 pound cake
• 1 trillion pins = 1 terrapin
• 1 trillion grams of brown marijuana = 1 Terracotta pot
• 1 million billion piccolos = 1 gigolo
• 10 rations = 1 decoration
• 100 rations = 1 C-ration
• 10 millipedes = 1 centipede
• 3 1/3 tridents = 1 decadent
• 10 monologues = 5 dialogues
• 5 dialogues = 1 decalogue
• 2 monograms = 1 diagram
• 8 nickels = 2 paradigms
• 2 baby sitters = 1 gramma grampa

# 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