# Unit of Measurement of the Day

#### tarnok

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Unit of Measurement of the Day

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

#### Borlag

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umm ok...in that case, hey bartender, gimme one hogshead of bacardicola

#### dodomac

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the jiffy, a unit of time equal to 1/100 of a second

#### Anakha1

##### Banned
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.

#### dantose

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the slug: who knows what it is?

##### Banned
dantose said:
the slug: who knows what it is?

1 slug = 32.1740486 pounds

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

*snicker*

#### Xerah

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I'm really hoping for metric time.

#### Voldemort

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Anakha1 said:
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.
If you don't mind me asking are you a guy or girl. Please don't be offended.

#### Pidder

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Voldemort said:
If you don't mind me asking are you a guy or girl. Please don't be offended.
He's definitely a girl.

#### tarnok

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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.

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?

#### maccool

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How far away is the father in shackles?
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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maccool said:
Is that quote from the Tempest?
Of course. Nothing but the best for you guys.

#### SelfBaisResistor

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I'm a furlong fan myself.

1 furlong = 201.16800 meters

#### Nword

##### Banned
Anakha1 said:
Totally. :xirish: :xsmile4:
Aye

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

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*

#### th5418

##### Banned
I pronounce anakha an-ak-ha

#### Anakha1

##### Banned
th5418 said:
I pronounce anakha an-ak-ha
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.

#### AeroJonesy

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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.