Milton Barber > Humor > Engineer's Conversion Table

A Bored Engineer's Conversion Table:

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 = 1 Knotfurlong

365.25 days of drinking low calorie beer = 1 Lite year

16.5 feet in the Twilight Zone = 1 Rod Serling

Half a large intestine = 1 semicolon

1,000,000 aches = 1 megahurtz

Basic unit of laryngitis - 1 hoarsepower

Shortest distance between two jokes - a straight line

453.6 graham crackers = 1 pound cake

1 million microphones = 1 megaphone

1 million bicycles = 1 megacycles

365.25 days = 1 unicycle

2000 mockingbirds = two kilomockingbirds

10 cards = 1 decacard

52 cards = 1 deckacard

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 decaration

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