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Finally a replacement for SI units

  1. Aug 25, 2007 #1

    mgb_phys

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    Finally after man(and woman)fully resisting the urge to go fully metric for 30years the UK's boffins have produced an alternative system of units, even more brilliant then the venerable Firkin/Fortnight/Furlong system.

    The velocity of a sheep in a vacuum is 26.22 kilobrontosauruses per nanofortnigh

    http://www.theregister.com/2007/08/24/vulture_central_standards/
    I don't want to steal their copyright and post the text here.
     
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    From my website: "Upon measuring directly a displacement of Planck length L*, the measurer would receive a momentum reaction equal to h/L*, or 4,000,000 gm-cm/sec, beyond the kick of a mule." Translate that into sheep terms.
     
  4. Aug 25, 2007 #3

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    That was funny! Until I got to this:
    ...that killed all the funny in me...for a few seconds.
     
  5. Aug 25, 2007 #4

    Chi Meson

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    Only from the folks who brought us "How many farthings in a florin?"
     
  6. Aug 25, 2007 #5

    Moonbear

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    :rofl: I'm just dying here! :rofl: The whole section on velocity of sheep is hilarious! Especially the differences in velocity measured in sheepsecs depending on how many Welshmen were "worrying" the sheep. :rofl:
     
  7. Aug 25, 2007 #6

    Evo

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    That was great!!! :rofl:
     
  8. Aug 25, 2007 #7

    G01

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    Hahaha!!:rofl:
     
  9. Aug 25, 2007 #8
    How about using a digital stop watch with a dead battery? It works for me.

     
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  10. Aug 25, 2007 #9

    Danger

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    Too funny! :rofl:
    Thanks, Mgb.
     
  11. Jul 10, 2008 #10

    Evo

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    This is worthy of another look.

    Some favorites -

     
  12. Jul 10, 2008 #11

    matthyaouw

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    Haha, brilliant!

    For anyone having trouble with these new measurements, go to http://sensibleunits.com/
    It will translate most common units of mass, area, volume, length and data in to sensible units, like elephants, Island of Gurnseys, phone boxes, Mont Blancs, and amounts of data transferred over the internet in the average second in 2006.
    It's a life saver
     
  13. Jul 10, 2008 #12

    Ivan Seeking

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    They specify the depth of Wales.
     
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