Metric Conversion Chart and Handy Engineering Conversions


1012 microphones = 1 megaphone

106 bicycles = 2 megacycles

500 millinaries = 1 seminary

2000 mockingbirds = 2 kilomockingbirds

10 cards = 1 decacards

1/2 lavatory = 1 demijohn

10¯6 fish = 1 microfiche

1012 pins = 1 terrapin

1021 picolos = 109 los = 1 gigolo

10 rations = 1 decoration

100 rations = 1 C-ration

10 millipedes = 1 centipede

3 1/3 tridents = 1 decadent

10 monologs = 5 dialogues

5 dialogues = 1 decalogue

2 monograms = 1 diagram

8 nickels = 2 paradigms

2 snake eyes = 1 paradise

2 wharves = 1 paradox

10¯6 phones = 1 microphone

106 phones = 1 megaphone

10¯2 mental = 1 centimental

10¯1 mate = 1 decimate

1012 bulls = 1 terabull

10¯12 boos = 1 picoboo

10¯15 bismol = 1 femtobismol

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 kilogram of falling figs = 1 Fig Newton

1000 cubic centimeters of wet socks = 1 literhosen

3 statute miles of intravenous surgical tubing = 1 I.V. League

The amount of beauty that would launch 1 ship: 1 millihelen (Ref: Helen of Troy)

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