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12 Humorous And Unconventional Units Of Measurement


You’ve probably heard about the generic units of measurement in routine life. Height, weight, time, the speed we’ve done it all. But do you know that there exist certain measurement units to calculate weird factors? These humorous units are used to measure happiness, concentration, class length, the sensitivity of a computer mouse, and even marriage! From Friedman to Donkeypower, these units of measurement are enough to baffle you and provide a humorous dose at the same time. Read on to find more.

1. Mickey

 12 Humorous And Unconventional Units Of Measurement

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This is used to measure the speed at which we move a computer mouse. Mouse sensitivity or how fast the mouse moves, is generally measured in Mickeys per inch.

2. Friedman

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A span of time measuring six months into the future. Columnist Thomas Friedman coined it in reference to Iraq’s future.

3. Microcentury

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There are measurement units for your boring long lecture. Mathematician John Von Neumann used microcentury to denote the maximum time of a lecture.

4. Beard-Second

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It is often used to measure very small distances as that in Integrated circuits. Beard-second is also the length a beard grows in one second.

5. Rictus Scale

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Rictus Scale defines the amount of media coverage of an event. It is a proposed system that is based on the Richter scale.

6. Helen

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Helen of Troy was “the fact that launched a thousand ships”. So one millihelen is the amount of beauty required to launch a single ship.

7. MegaFonzie

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It is the amount of coolness of an object. Professor Farnsworth used it in the TV show Futurama. One fonzie is the amount of coolness inherent in the Happy Days character Fonzie.

8. Puppy

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It is the proposed SI unit of happiness. 1 puppy is the amount of happiness produced when a 1 kilogram 310 Kelvin temperature beagle puppy is in contact with the skin for one second.

9. Warhol

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It is used to denote fifteen minutes of fame, and is derived from Andy Warhol’s famous statement “everyone would be famous for fifteen minutes”.

10. Wheaton

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Used to measure Twitter followers relative to the celebrity Wil Wheaton. It was coined when Wil reached half a million followers.

11. Bloit

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Based on the famous series of game Zork, Bloit measures the distance king’s favorite pet can run in one hour.

12. Microsoft Minute

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This is the time Microsoft tells you it will take to copy some files. However, it has nothing to do with the time it actually takes.

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