Mars Spacecraft
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Considering that NASA recently lost a Mars Spacecraft due to confusion
in  converting English Units to metric, it would seem timely to review
the  basic  conversion  algorithms for clarity. Consider the following
list of useful English System conversions/units:

-Ratio of an igloo's circumference to its diameter: Eskimo Pi
-2.4 statute miles of intravenous surgical tubing at Yale University
Hospital: 1 I.V. League
-2000 pounds of Chinese soup: Won ton
-1 millionth mouthwash: 1 microscope
-Speed of a tortoise breaking the sound barrier: Mach Turtle
-Time it takes to sail 220 yards at 1 nautical mile per hour: Knot-furlong
-365.25 days of drinking low-calorie beer because it's less filling: 1 lite
year
-16.5 feet in the Twilight Zone: 1 Rod Sterling
-Half of a large intestine: 1 semicolon
-1,000,000 aches: 1 megahurtz
-Weight an evangelist carries with God: 1 billigram
-Basic unit of laryngitis: 1 hoarsepower
-Shortest distance between two jokes: A straight line
-Time between slipping on a peel and smacking the pavement: one bananosecond
-A Half-Bath: 1 demijohn
-453.6 graham crackers: 1 pound cake
-Given the old adage "a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single
step," the first step of a one-mile journey: 1 Milwaukee
-1 million microphones: 1 megaphone
-1 million bicycles: 2 megacycles
-365.25 days: 1 unicycle
-2200 mockingbirds: two kilomockingbirds
-10 cards: 1 decacards
-1 kilogram of falling figs: 1 Fig Newton
-1000 grams of wet socks: 1 literhosen
-1 millionth of a fish: 1 microfiche
-1 trillion pins: 1 terrapin
-1 million billion picolos: 1 gigolo
-10 rations: 1 decoration
-100 rations: 1 C-ration
-10 millipedes: 1 centipede
-3 1/3 tridents: 1 decadent
-10 monologs: 5 dialogs
-5 dialogs: 1 decalog
-2 monograms: 1 diagram
-8 nickels: 2 paradigms
-2 wharves: 1 paradox
-100 Senators: Not 1 decision

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