Un-Appreciated Units Of Measurement
In MAD Magazine, the potrzebie = the thickness of issue 26, or 2.2633 mm. (carried out to 21 decimal places).
The beard-second is a unit of length inspired by the light-year, but used for extremely short distances such as those in nuclear physics. The beard-second is defined as the length an average beard grows in one second.
The smoot is a unit of length, defined as the height of Oliver Smoot. The unit is used to measure the length of the Harvard Bridge. In 1958 when Smoot was a frat pledge at MIT, the bridge was measured to be 364.4 smoots, plus or minus one ear, using Mr. Smoot himself as a ruler.
The Sheppy is a measure of distance equal to about 7⁄8 of a mile (1.4 km), defined as the closest distance at which sheep remain picturesque.
The Rictus Scale: Mag. 0-3: Small articles in local papers. Mag. 3-5: Lead story locally; mentioned on network news. Mag 5-6.5: Wire-servce photos in national papers, governor visits scene. Mag 6.5-7.5 Network correspondents sent; president visits; t-shirts made up; 7.5-up: news weekly mags, network specials, “instant books.” (Idea sent by reader Mike Rudolf)