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Unusual Conversions

1 million microphones=1 megaphone
2000 mockingbirds=two kilomockingbirds
10 cards=1 decacards
1 millionth of a fish=1 microfiche
453.6 graham crackers=1 pound cake
1 trillion pins=1 terrapin
10 rations=1 decoration
100 rations=1 C-ration
10 millipedes=1 centipede
3 1/3 tridents=1 decadent
2 monograms=1 diagram
8 nickels=2 paradigms
2 wharves=1 paradox
1 millihelen=The amount of beauty required to launch a single ship


This is from the American Mathematical Monthly which is produced by The Mathematical Association of America. It is reprinted here without permission, and with some minor modifications.

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