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Unit of Measurement of the Day

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by tarnok, Feb 5, 2004.

  1. tarnok

    tarnok IncGamers Member

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    Unit of Measurement of the Day

    The hogshead.

    One hogshead is equal to sixty-three gallons or two barrels.
     
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    Borlag IncGamers Member

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    umm ok...in that case, hey bartender, gimme one hogshead of bacardicola :D
     
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    the jiffy, a unit of time equal to 1/100 of a second
     
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    The Anakha: The time it takes for a drunken Canadian military police officer to down a pitcher of beer, smoke an entire pack of cigs, invent 17 new swearwords and unsuccessfully hit on every girl in the bar. Equivalent to 2.34 of your earth minutes.
     
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    the slug: who knows what it is?
     
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    1 slug = 32.1740486 pounds


    Makes you wonder back in the olden days....how big were their hogs.

    *snicker*
     
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    I'm really hoping for metric time.
     
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    If you don't mind me asking are you a guy or girl. Please don't be offended.
     
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    He's definitely a girl.
     
  10. tarnok

    tarnok IncGamers Member

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    Bonus question: How many gallons to a barrel?
     
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    Barrel of Beer: 31.5 Gallons
    Barrel of Oil: 42 Gallons

    There are a few more 'context' sensitive answers to this one.

    -D2netDad

    Full fathom five thy father lies;
    Of his bones are coral made:
    Those are pearls that were his eyes:
    Nothing of him that doth fade,
    But does suffer a sea-change
    Into something rich and strange.


    How far away is the father in shackles?
     
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    1/3. 15 fathoms = 1 shackle. Is that quote from the Tempest?

    My car gets forty rods to the hogshead and that's the way I likes it!
     
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    caddad IncGamers Member

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    Of course. Nothing but the best for you guys. :)

    -D2netDad
     
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    Totally. :xirish: :xsmile4:
     
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    I'm a furlong fan myself.

    1 furlong = 201.16800 meters
     
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    Aye

    Totally confusing... he and girl... go figure :p

    even i'm not sure and i've been reading Anak's posts for a rather long time...

    Though Anika is a girls name... and Anakha could certainly be pronounced liek that *shrugs*
     
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    I pronounce anakha an-ak-ha
     
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    You are correct. It's a character's name from a book and it has nothing to do with my gender.

    There is some pretty good evidence floating around the currently occupied threads right now that confirm my gender.

    I am actually asexual.
     
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    *watches Anakha bud*

    I like slugs. I use them quite frequently actually. All the rest of your crazy units are just that: crazy.
     

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