Real Bizzare Units of Measurement

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A kilometer is the distance a large cat can be shot out of a cannon packed with a kilogram of black powder. The fact that a 1000 meters = 1 kilometer is entirely coincidental. A kilogram was based roughly on how much cocaine you could buy for ~$100K. The gram was a similar measure, based on the size of a paperclip.

10**12 microphones = 1 megaphone
10**6 bicycles = 2 megacycles
500 millineries = 1 seminary
10 cards = 1 decacards
1/2 lavatory = 1 demijohn
10** -6 fish = 1 microfiche
1 unit of suspense in a mystery novel = 1 whod unit
10**12 pins = 1 terrapin
10**-12 Boulevard = 1 Pico Boulevard (L.A.)
10**21 picolos = 1 gigolo
10 rations = 1 decoration
10 millipedes = 1 centipede
3 1/3 tridents = 1 decadent
5 holocausts = 1 Pentacost
10 monologues = 5 dialogues
2 monograms = 1 diagram
8 nickles = 2 paradigms
2 snake eyes = 1 paradise
2 wharves = 1 paradox

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