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    i DONT HAVE ANY DEER AROUND HEAR,I DO HAVE 5 SENCES....SOMETIMES..,BUT NO GOATS(UNLESS YOU COUNT ME) AS FOR MARRY POPPINS ...I WOOD GIVE HER A FEW POUND'S TO PASS THE TIME AND PUT A SMILE ON BOTH OUR FACES. A LITTLE BIT~O~HUNNYV

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    The Potrzebie System of Weight & Measures

    Maybe OT - but I just had to share this (as self-restraint is a scarce resource nowadays):

    Metric vs. other measurement systems - chart-potrzebie-system-weight-measures-1.png Metric vs. other measurement systems - chart-potrzebie-system-weight-measures-2.png

    Easier to read:https://polaris93.livejournal.com/2046896.html

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    "1 Blintzal (b-al) = a force which, when acting upon 1 blintz of mass for 1 kovac, causes it to attain a velocity of 1 potrzebie per kovac"

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    I love that nearly all the various terms Knuth used other than 'Potrzebie' pretty much read like Don Martin sound effects (and yes it is by THE Donald Knuth of The Art of Computer Programming , as a young man )

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    A nice collection of football field measurement memes.










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    Quote Originally Posted by Philip Davies View Post
    Unfortunately the print is difficult to read. The schoolmaster asks Tertius what 4% of £5 would be. Tertiusís second guess is the nearest.
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    Once one learns the definitions of £/s/d, it's straightforward, even for a metriphile Usonian...

    £5 = 100 s(hillings) so 4% is 4 shillings, or 48 d, or 192 farthings
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    Another crazy comparison;

    'Superload' Lumbers Across Pennsylvania, Two Lanes Wide and as Heavy as Two Whales

    The article clarifies BlueWhales.


    Metric vs. other measurement systems - chart-bluewhale.jpeg

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    that all depends on how many times the story has been told,as well as the original fisherman/whaler. sounds like a whale of a story to me. but a super load of what?? my wife got a superload in the back of her honda one time, I was helping her with it

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    Quote Originally Posted by marksbug View Post
    that all depends on how many times the story has been told,as well as the original fisherman/whaler. sounds like a whale of a story to me. but a super load of what?? my wife got a superload in the back of her honda one time, I was helping her with it
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    https://www.pehalnews.in/superload-l...hales/1544463/
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    The Banana equivalent dose or BED is a measurement of ionizing radiation, because bananas contain potassium-40, a radioactive isotope of potassium. For example, a lethal dose of radiation is about 35,000,000 BED. Made famous in part by this chart from Randall Munroe of XKCD:

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