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18th Oct '17 11:18:30 AM JoeMerl
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender:'' the alien characters mention that Lance's time in a hibernation healing chamber will be over in "thirty ticks." The humans ask how long a "tick" is compared to a "second." They then take out two stopwatches and "race" their respective measurements, [[FunnyBackgroundEvent all while Lance wakes up and stumbles around the room]]. For the record, a "tick" is slightly longer.
20th Aug '17 10:00:24 PM spiritsunami
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*''LetsPlay/TwitchPlaysPokemon'' measures the difficulty of a specific boss in Wattsons, calculated as attempts taken to beat divided by 23, after the gym leader in question walled them out for over a day in ''Emerald''. A separate measure called [=WAHAs=] tales time into account; WAHA is calculated as (Wattson Rating)(Days taken)/1.55, set such that Wattson himself again had a rating of exactly 1. Entire Elite Fours have taken less than 1 Wattson, and as of the 25th run, only two other trainers (outside of Elite Four members, whose rankings are calculated differently) have broken the 1 Wattson barrier.
20th Jul '17 8:21:28 PM Zordran
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** Unusual measurements are often found in the notes of "Blog/WhatIf". Giraffes make a regular appearance as a measure of height, and the author once described an object's mass in "yoctomoons."
18th Jul '17 8:25:11 PM Loekman3
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** The gods in ''DragonBallSuper'' measure time in "tiks", five of which are exactly equivalent to 40 hours. It is perhaps fitting that gods would have periods of 8 hours as their smallest unit of time.

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** The gods in ''DragonBallSuper'' ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' measure time in "tiks", five of which are exactly equivalent to 40 hours. It is perhaps fitting that gods would have periods of 8 hours as their smallest unit of time.
3rd Jul '17 3:20:53 AM dvorak
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* Many ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfics have the ponies measure distance in "hooves" rather than feet. Apparently on the logic that the ponies wouldn't use a unit of measurement named for an appendage they don't have (and ignoring the fact that the original show actually ''does'' use feet). Some authors alsl use "lengths" as "yards," and ''FanFic/ChrysalisVisitsTheHauge'' uses "leaps" as the pony mile.

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* Many ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfics have the ponies measure distance in "hooves" rather than feet. Apparently on the logic that the ponies wouldn't use a unit of measurement named for an appendage they don't have (and ignoring the fact that the original show actually ''does'' use feet). Some authors alsl also use "lengths" as "yards," and ''FanFic/ChrysalisVisitsTheHauge'' ''FanFic/ChrysalisVisitsTheHague'' uses "leaps" as the pony mile.
3rd Jul '17 3:19:28 AM dvorak
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* Many ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfics have the ponies measure distance in "hooves" rather than feet. Apparently on the logic that the ponies wouldn't use a unit of measurement named for an appendage they don't have (and ignoring the fact that the original show actually ''does'' use feet).

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* Many ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfics have the ponies measure distance in "hooves" rather than feet. Apparently on the logic that the ponies wouldn't use a unit of measurement named for an appendage they don't have (and ignoring the fact that the original show actually ''does'' use feet). Some authors alsl use "lengths" as "yards," and ''FanFic/ChrysalisVisitsTheHauge'' uses "leaps" as the pony mile.
1st Jul '17 9:17:10 AM nombretomado
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* ''Series/BattlestarGalactica1978'': according to its TheOtherWiki [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battlestar_Galactica_(1978_TV_series) article,]] the only distance unit that wasn't an Earth name was "metron" (1 meter).

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* ''Series/BattlestarGalactica1978'': according to its TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battlestar_Galactica_(1978_TV_series) article,]] the only distance unit that wasn't an Earth name was "metron" (1 meter).
13th May '17 4:09:16 PM KZN02
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheLifeAndTimesOfJuniperLee'', june is brewing a potion from a recipe that calls for a "smidgen" of dustroot. (Monroe claims a "smidgen" is "a bit less than a dash" and "a tad more than a pinch".

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheLifeAndTimesOfJuniperLee'', june June is brewing a potion from a recipe that calls for a "smidgen" of dustroot. (Monroe claims a "smidgen" is "a bit less than a dash" and "a tad more than a pinch".
13th May '17 6:06:21 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheLifeAndTimesOfJuniperLee'', june is brewing a potion from a recipe that calls for a "smidgen" of dustroot. (Monroe claims a "smidgen" is "a bit less than a dash" and "a tad more than a pinch".
1st Apr '17 5:11:19 PM KZN02
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** The gods in DragonBallSuper measure time in "tiks", five of which are exactly equivalent to 40 hours. It is perhaps fitting that gods would have periods of 8 hours as their smallest unit of time.

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** The gods in DragonBallSuper ''DragonBallSuper'' measure time in "tiks", five of which are exactly equivalent to 40 hours. It is perhaps fitting that gods would have periods of 8 hours as their smallest unit of time.
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