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Smedley
24th Feb 2004, 22:36
Handy Engineering Conversions

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

2000 pounds of Chinese soup = Won ton

1 millionth of a mouthwash = 1 microscope

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

Weight an evangelist carries with God = 1 billigram

Time it takes to sail 220 yards at 1 nautical mile per hour =
Knot-furlong

365.25 days of drinking low-calorie beer because it's less filling = 1
lite year.

16.5 feet in the Twilight Zone = 1 Rod Serling

Half of a large intestine = 1 semicolon

1000 aches = 1 kilohurtz

Basic unit of laryngitis = 1 hoarsepower

Shortest distance between two jokes = A straight line

453.6 graham crackers = 1 pound cake

1 million microphones = 1 megaphone

1 million bicycles = 2 megacycles

2000 mockingbirds = two kilomockingbirds

10 cards = 1 decacards

1 kilogram of falling figs = 1 Fig Newton

1000 cubic centimeters of wet socks = 1 literhosen

1 millionth of a fish = 1 microfiche

1 trillion pins = 1 terrapin

10 rations = 1 decoration

100 rations = 1 C-ration

2 monograms = 1 diagram

8 nickels = 2 paradigms

3 statute miles of intravenous surgical tubing at Yale University
Hospital = 1 I. V. League

100 Senators = Not 1 decision

simon brown
25th Feb 2004, 19:40
The heat of the meat is proportional to the angle of dangle

Blacksheep
25th Feb 2004, 20:56
In my physics class it was given as Flynn's hypothesis that the throb of the knob is equal to the heat of the meat multiplied by the square root of the angle of dangle in radians.

[For the record, Flynn was an Australian Holywood actor, famous for buckling his swash and his prowess on the single pipe organ. He never won the Nobel prize for his hypothesis although his research was said to be impeccable.]

seacue
26th Feb 2004, 01:48
One look at Smedley's first equivalence and he HAD to be from the American Southeast. AFAIK Eskimo Pie doesn't escape that region very often.

Do mockingbirds reside outside North America? For years one would supervise my lawn-mowing from the top of my chimney - running through his considerable repertoire at the top of his lungs.

Thanks for the smiles,

SC