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Old 01-10-2006, 13:59   #1
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Conversion factors

I thought this might help explain some of the technical terms used on these boards:

ENGINEER'S CONVERSION TABLES
1. Ratio of an igloo's circumference to its
diameter = Eskimo pi
2. 2,000 pounds of Chinese soup = won ton
3. 1 millionth of a mouthwash = 1 microscope
4. Time between slipping on a peel and smacking the
pavement = 1 bananosecond
5. Weight an evangelist carries with God = 1 billigram
6. Time it takes to sail 220 yards at 1 nautical
mile per hour = Knot-furlong
7. 16.5 feet in the Twilight Zone = 1 Rod Sterling
8. Half of a large intestine = 1 semicolon
9. 1,000,000 aches = 1 megahurtz
10. Basic unit of laryngitis = 1 hoarsepower
11. Shortest distance between two jokes = a straight line
12. 453.6 graham crackers = 1 pound cake
13. 1 million-million microphones = 1 megaphone
14. 2 million bicycles = 2 megacycles
15. 365.25 days = 1 unicycle
16. 2,000 mockingbirds = 2 kilomockingbirds
17. 52 cards = 1 decacards
18. 1 kilogram of falling figs = 1 FigNewton
19. 1,000 milliliters of wet socks = 1 literhosen
20. 1 millionth of a fish = 1 microfiche
21. 1 trillion pins = 1 terrapin
22. 10 rations = 1 decoration
23. 100 rations = 1 C-ration
24. 2 monograms = 1 diagram
25. 4 nickels = 2 paradigm
26. 2.4 statute miles of intravenous surgical tubing
at Yale University Hospital = 1 IV League
27. 100 Senators = 0 decisions
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Old 01-10-2006, 20:04   #2
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I shall add it to our units of measure in our machine shop...................._/)
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