Monday, December 14, 2015

Conversion Table

This conversion table was recently passed on to me by a scientific friend. Some of the equivalencies may be worth noting for future needs:

Ratio of an igloo's circumference to its diameter = Eskimo pi

2,000 pounds of Chinese soup = won ton

Time between slipping on a peel and hitting the pavement = 1     bananosecond

Weight of an evangelist = 1 billigram

Half a large intestine = 1 semicolon

Shortest distance between two jokes = a straight line

2,000 mockingbirds = two kilomockingbirds

1,000 ccs of wet socks = 1 literhosen

2 physicians = 1 paradox
2.4 statute miles of surgical tubing at Harvard Medical School = 1 IV league
1 millionth of a truite meunière in a bistro = 1 microfiche
6 witches’ spells removed = 1 hexagon

The Bard of Buffalo Bayou knows about spells: when he saw a Mickey Mouse cartoon, he had a Disney spell.

            There were three witches in Macbeth,
            Their cauldron filled with doom and death,
                 The first said “Bubble, bubble,”
                 The second, “Toil and trouble,”
            The third said, ”Whew! I’m out of breath.”

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