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Offline strangely madeTopic starter


1 trillion microphones = 1 megaphone
1 millionth of a fish = 1 microfiche
1 trillion pins = 1 terrapin
10 rations = 1 decoration
10 millipedes = 1 centipede
3 1/3 tridents = 1 decadent
2 monograms = 1 diagram
8 nickels = 2 paradigms
2 wharves = 1 paradox

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Re: Useful Metric Conversions for the mathematically challenged
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2008, 10:51:46 AM »
huh?

Offline Kalen

Re: Useful Metric Conversions for the mathematically challenged
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2008, 10:54:09 AM »
Strangely... I love it  ;D

Offline kongming

Re: Useful Metric Conversions for the mathematically challenged
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2008, 10:39:44 AM »
Pure undiluted win, Strangely. I didn't get the terrapin one (that is, I don't know what a terrapin IS, and have never heard the word before, although Firefox recognises it as a legitimate word... but doesn't recognise itself (Firefox) as a word), or the paradigm one, but other than that, it brought laughter.

Offline Elvi

Re: Useful Metric Conversions for the mathematically challenged
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2008, 10:58:06 AM »
10 millipedes = 1 centipede, is my favourite, plain simple and almost everyone can get that....*smiles*

A Terrapin is a type of turtle

A paradigm is sort of like a map or a model that links elements of a theory together....bit like a recipe makes a cake

Offline Cherri Tart

Re: Useful Metric Conversions for the mathematically challenged
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2008, 11:05:59 AM »
*giggles* i am SO printing this out and taping it to my wall - it's brillant - my favorite, however, has to be the microfish! :)

Offline kongming

Re: Useful Metric Conversions for the mathematically challenged
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2008, 11:16:47 AM »
Ah, thanks Elvi. But I still don't get how 8 nickels works to that. I'm assuming it's a pair o' digm? Unless paradigm is pronounced para-dime, but even then, I thought a dime was 10c and a nickel was 5... but I'm not sure about crazy American money.

Offline Cherri Tart

Re: Useful Metric Conversions for the mathematically challenged
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2008, 01:11:11 PM »
2 pairs of dimes would be 4 dimes and there are 2 nickels to a dime :)

Offline kongming

Re: Useful Metric Conversions for the mathematically challenged
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2008, 09:55:07 AM »
Of course, two pairs of dimes *facepalm* Yeah, I didn't pay attention to the bit about 2 paradigms, not one.

Everything now makes sense.

Offline Cherri Tart

Re: Useful Metric Conversions for the mathematically challenged
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2008, 10:10:53 AM »
Of course, two pairs of dimes *facepalm* Yeah, I didn't pay attention to the bit about 2 paradigms, not one.

Everything now makes sense.

everything? really?  wow - i'm going to have to try that sometime! :D