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Fun metric conversions

April 1, 2008

From http://metrologyforum.tm.agilent.com/fun_metric.shtml:

  • 1 million microphones = 1 megaphone
  • 1 million bicycles = 2 megacycles
  • 52 cards = 1 decacards
  • 1/2 lavatory = 1 demijohn
  • 2000 mockingbirds = 2 kilomockingbirds
  • 3-1/3 tridents = 1 decadent
  • 10 monologs = 5 dialogues
  • 2 monograms = 1 diagram
  • 1 millionth of a fish = 1 microfiche
  • 10 rations = 1 decoration
  • 10 millipedes = 1 centipede

[This article was first published in the September 2006 CyberText Newsletter; link last checked January 2008]

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