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August 8, 2007

Math Humor…

Filed under: education,Post-secondary,Support Services,Vermont Tech — learningspecialist @ 12:40 pm

It is one of the ironies of my life that I work at this particular college whose mission is the cultivation and training of engineers and technicians, nurses and allied health folks, and people whose vocation is to get into the nitty gritty of animal parts… I am none of these things. And so, this humorous take on math- an all important subject for all our students and one which generates shivers in my soul- made me chuckle. I will have something more serious in a day or so…but it is pouring and unbelievably humid so a chuckle seems to be a good thing.

Math Conversions that make sense.

1. Ratio of an igloo’s circumference to its diameter = Eskimo Pi

2. 2000 pounds of Chinese soup = Won ton

3. 1 millionth of a mouthwash = 1 microscope

4. Time between slipping on a peel & hitting the ground = 1 bananosecond

5. Weight an evangelist carries with God = 1 billigram

6. Time it takes to sail 220 yds at 1 nautical mile/hr = Knotfurlong

7. 16.5′ in the Twilight Zone = 1 Rod

8. Half a large intestine = 1 semicolon

9. 1,000,000 aches = 1 megahurt

10. Basic unit of laryngitis = 1 hoarsepower

11. Shortest distance between two jokes = A straight line

12. 453.6 graham crackers = 1 pound cake

13. 1 million-million microphones = 1 megaphone

14. 2 million bicycles = 2 megacycles

15. 365.25 days = 1 unicycle

16. 2000 mockingbirds = 2 kilomockingbirds

17. 52 cards = 1 decacards

18. 1 kilogram of falling figs = 1 FigNewton

19. 1000 milliliters of wet socks = 1 literhosen

20. 1 millionth of a fish = 1 microfiche

21. 1 trillion pins = 1 terrapin

22. 10 rations = 1 decoration

23. 100 rations = 1 C-ration

24. 2 monograms = 1 diagram

25. 4 nickels = 2 paradigms

26. 4 statute miles of intravenous surgical tubing at = 1 IV League

27. 100 Senators = Not 1 decision

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