<H2>A Friday Afternoon Funny, from APS.org</h2>

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Little Known Conversion Factors, Explained

1: the ratio of an igloo's circumference to its diameter = Eskimo Pi 2: 2,000 lbs. of chinese soup = won ton 3: 1 millionth of a mouthwash = 1 microscope 4: the time between slipping on a peel and smacking the pavement = 1 bananosecond 5: the weight an evangelist carries with God = 1 billigram 6: the time it takes to sail 220 yards, at 1 nautical mile per hour = knotferlong 7: 365.25 days of drinking low calorie beer = 1 lite year 8: 16.5 feet in the Twilight Zone = 1 Rod Serling 9: half a large intestine = 1 semicolon 10: 1,000,000 aches = 1 megahurtz 11: basic unit of laryngitis = 1 hoarsepower 12: shortest distance between two jokes = a straight line 13: 453.6 graham crackers = 1 pound cake 14: 1 million microphones = 1 megaphone 15: 1 million bicycles = 1 megacycle 16: 365.25 days = 1 unicycle 17: 2,000 mockingbirds = two kilomockingbirds 18: 10 cards = 1 decacard 19: 52 cards = 1 deckacard 20: 1 kilogram of falling figs = 1 fig Newton 21: 1,000 grams of wet socks = 1 literhosen 22: 1 millionth of a fish = 1 microfiche 23: 1 trillion pins = 1 terrapin 24: 10 rations = 1 decaration 25: 100 rations = 1 C-ration 26: 2 monograms = 1 diagram 27: 8 nickels = 2 paradigms 28: 2.4 statute miles of intravenous surgical tubing at Yale University Hospital = 1 I.V. league (material copyright 1995 American Physical Society, used with permission)
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  • <p>Thanks for sharing those, Walt. After a hectic week, I needed a good laugh.</p>

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  • <p>Those are priceless..thanks for sharing!</p>

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