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Funny Unit Conversions

Science Unit Conversion Humor

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This is a list of funny, made-up scientific unit conversions. If you need help with real unit conversions, I've got a collection of printable conversion worksheets and examples of worked unit conversion problems.
  • 453.6 graham crackers = 1 pound cake
  • Ratio of an igloo's circumference to its diameter = Eskimo Pi
  • 2000 pounds of Chinese soup = Won ton
  • Time between slipping on a peel and smacking the pavement = 1 bananosecond
  • 1 millionth of a mouthwash = 1 microscope
  • 1 million bicycles = 1 megacycles
  • Weight an evangelist carries with God = 1 billigram
  • Time it takes to sail 220 yards at 1 nautical mile per hour = Knotfurlong
  • 365.25 days of drinking low calorie beer = 1 Lite year
  • 16.5 feet in the Twilight Zone = 1 Rod Serling
  • Basic unit of laryngitis - 1 hoarsepower
  • Shortest distance between two jokes - a straight line
  • 1 million microphones = 1 megaphone
  • 365.25 days = 1 unicycle
  • Half a large intestine = 1 semicolon
  • 2000 mockingbirds = two kilomockingbirds
  • 10 cards = 1 decacard
  • 52 cards = 1 deckacard
  • 1,000,000 aches = 1 megahurtz
  • 1 millionth of a fish = 1 microfiche
  • 2.4 statute miles of intravenous surgical tubing at Yale University Hospital = 1 I.V. League
  • 1 kilogram of falling figs = 1 fig Newton
  • 1000 grams of wet socks = 1 literhosen
  • 1 trillion pins = 1 terrapin
  • 10 rations = 1 decaration
  • 100 rations = 1 C-ration
  • 2 monograms = 1 diagram
  • 2 new dimes = new paradigms

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