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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

1 Finance, 25 Groaners and 1 Truth


Only an engineer can really appreciate these.


Subject: Engineering Conversion Chart: 25 Groaners and One Truth



1. Ratio of an igloo's circumference to its diameter: Eskimo Pi



2. 2000 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 Serling



8. Half of a large intestine: 1 semicolon



9. 1000 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. 1 million bicycles: 2 megacycles



15. 365.25 days: 1 unicycle



16. 2000 mockingbirds: 2 kilomockingbirds



17. 1 kilogram of falling figs: 1 Fig Newton



18. 1000 grams of wet socks: 1 literhosen



19. 1 millionth of a fish: 1 microfiche



20. 1 trillion pins: 1 terrapin



21. 10 rations: 1 decoration



22. 100 rations: 1 C-ration



23. 2 monograms: 1 diagram



24. 8 nickels: 2 paradigms



25. 2.4 statute miles of intravenous surgical tubing at Yale University Hospital: 1 I.V. League



26. 100 Senators: Not 1 decision

Hat tip to Larry P!


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