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# Funny Unit Conversions

## Science Unit Conversion Humor

Yes, these jokes are a little nerdy, but that's part of their charm.

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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
##### Try a Unit Conversion Quiz

Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D.