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Subject: Conversions
Joanne Mikola
December 16, 2000

I cannot take credit for any of these, but they were so humorous, I just had to make sure you all read them at least once! Share them in one of those serious classes, and you may just make your pupils sit up and pay attention :)) If anyone can take credit for any/all of these gems, please email us so we can thank you, mirthfully!

"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 

Time it takes to sail 220 yards at 1 nautical mile per hour: Knot-furlong 

365.25 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 

365.25 days: 1 unicycle 

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. "


Submitted by:  © Joanne Mikola  I am a retired/expired Trauma O.R. Nurse who still thrives on blood, guts and crises. Give me a book, and I will relish every page. Give me a pen, and I can only stare hopelessly at the implications. Drop a note to Joanne

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