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Humor: Measurement Equivalents
By Claus Kucher

[ Jody and I enjoy the technical humor circulating on the Internet,
 [ and we're amazed at how much good humor is first intercepted by
 [ Claus Kucher in Vienna.  Since many of our subscribers are engineers
 [ and technicians (and today is Sunday, anyhow!) we pass on to MMD
 [ this collection of technical word-play!   -- Robbie


Measurement Equivalents
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    10**12 Microphones = 1 Megaphone
        10**6 bicycles = 2 megacycles
       500 millinaries = 1 seminary
     2000 mockingbirds = two kilomockingbirds
              10 cards = 1 decacards
          1/2 lavatory = 1 demijohn
           10**-6 fish = 1 microfiche
 453.6 Graham crackers = 1 pound cake
           10**12 pins = 1 terrapin
        10**21 picolos = 1 gigolo
            10 rations = 1 decoration
           100 rations = 1 C-ration
         10 millipedes = 1 centipede
        3-1/3 tridents = 1 decadent
          5 holocausts = 1 Pentacost
         10 monologues = 5 dialogues = 1 decalogue
           2 monograms = 1 diagram
             8 nickles = 2 paradigms
          2 snake eyes = 1 paradise
             2 wharves = 1 paradox


Claus Kucher   *   Computer-Spezial-Anwendungen   *   claus@c-s-a.co.at


(Message sent Sun 26 Oct 1997, 13:21:49 GMT, from time zone GMT.)

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