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• 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

• 16.5 feet in the Twilight Zone = 1 Rod Serling

• 1/2 large intestine = 1 semicolon

• 1,000,000 aches = 1 megahertz

• Basic unit of laryngitis = 1 hoarsepower

• Shortest distance between two jokes = a straight line

• Time between slipping on a peel and smacking the pavement =

  1 bananosecond

• 1/2 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

• 2000 mockingbirds = two kilomockingbirds

• 10 cards = 1 decacards

• 1/2 lavatory = 1 demijohn

• 1 millionth of a fish = 1 microfiche

• 10 rations = 1 decoration

• 10 millipedes = 1 centipede

• 3 1/3 tridents = 1 decadent

• 10 monologs = 5 dialogues

• 2 monograms = 1 diagram

• 8 nickels = 2 paradigms

• 2 baby sitters = 1 gramma grampa


 

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