History Main / HiroshimaAsAUnitOfMeasure

22nd May '17 3:50:33 PM WillKeaton
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* Because any amount of radiation sounds scary, the BED was invented ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banana_equivalent_dose Banana Equivalent Dose]]) to help people understand small amounts are inconsequential. Webcomic/{{xkcd}} touched upon it [[http://xkcd.com/radiation/ here]].

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* Because any amount of radiation sounds scary, the BED was invented ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banana_equivalent_dose Banana Equivalent Dose]]) to help people understand small amounts are inconsequential. Webcomic/{{xkcd}} touched upon it [[http://xkcd.com/radiation/ here]].touched upon it here.]]
13th May '17 11:19:44 AM nombretomado
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* ''KatamariDamacy'' uses this form of measurement to illustrate the size of your katamaris.

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* ''KatamariDamacy'' ''VideoGame/KatamariDamacy'' uses this form of measurement to illustrate the size of your katamaris.
13th May '17 5:54:28 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Stories about Paul Bunyan are full of things that are giant-sized, but measurements tend to be purposely left vague. One story claimed that Babe the Blue Ox measured "42 axe handles plus a plug of tobacco" between his eyes, simply to give the reader a feeling of how huge he was.
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* WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs are described as being "three apples high", supposedly meaning a smurf's height is that of three apples stacked. Not very precise, but it does confirm that they are quite small.
30th Apr '17 9:20:26 AM nombretomado
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-->In other words, using Toms as a scale, the comic is currently a [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Tom Servo]]... though tomorrow it'll be a TomCruise. By Wednesday it'll be nearing a Creator/TomHanks, and by this time next week it'll be a Creator/TomSelleck. Thank you for your tom.

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-->In other words, using Toms as a scale, the comic is currently a [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Tom Servo]]... though tomorrow it'll be a TomCruise.Creator/TomCruise. By Wednesday it'll be nearing a Creator/TomHanks, and by this time next week it'll be a Creator/TomSelleck. Thank you for your tom.
23rd Apr '17 4:01:22 PM nombretomado
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-->In other words, using Toms as a scale, the comic is currently a [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Tom Servo]]... though tomorrow it'll be a TomCruise. By Wednesday it'll be nearing a Creator/TomHanks, and by this time next week it'll be a TomSelleck. Thank you for your tom.

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-->In other words, using Toms as a scale, the comic is currently a [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Tom Servo]]... though tomorrow it'll be a TomCruise. By Wednesday it'll be nearing a Creator/TomHanks, and by this time next week it'll be a TomSelleck.Creator/TomSelleck. Thank you for your tom.
30th Mar '17 8:24:53 PM Eagal
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'''[[CelestialBureaucracy Bureaucratic]] Deva''': A hypothetical offspring of [[Film/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians Cruella de Ville]] and [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Sauron]]. It's useful to have a baseline comparison for these things.

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'''[[CelestialBureaucracy Bureaucratic]] Deva''': A hypothetical offspring of [[Film/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians [[Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians Cruella de Ville]] and [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Sauron]]. It's useful to have a baseline comparison for these things.
27th Feb '17 10:37:33 AM Bissek
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\n* In ''Webcomic/{{Spinnerette}}'', Heather tells a reporter covering a protest about an antimatter experiment that if all the antimatter in the lab goes up in one big explosion, the result would be somewhere between "a firecracker and a mouse fart" (the amount of antimatter present was measurable in nanograms).

6th Feb '17 8:12:12 AM Prfnoff
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* In ''[[ComicBook/{{Asterix}} Asterix and the Olympic Games]]'', the length of the Olympic track is specified as 600 times that of the foot of Heracles, which, together with an modern measurement in metres, is used to estimate Heracles' shoe size.

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* In ''[[ComicBook/{{Asterix}} Asterix and the Olympic Games]]'', the length of the Olympic track is specified as 600 times that of the foot of Heracles, which, together with an a modern measurement in metres, is used to estimate what Heracles' shoe size.size would be.
3rd Feb '17 3:26:18 PM ScorpiusOB1
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* Astronomers routinely measure the masses of stars and other heavy objects in increments of "solar masses". The masses of extrasolar planets are usually measured in increments of Jupiter masses or Earth masses.

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* Astronomers routinely measure the masses parameters of stars and other heavy objects in increments of "solar masses".luminosities/radius/masses" as well as "solar masses" for heavy objects[[note]]Most notably black holes[[/note]] where solar luminosity and/or radius are too big or meaningless. The masses of extrasolar planets are usually measured in increments of Jupiter masses or Earth masses.
2nd Jan '17 11:24:30 PM TheSinful
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In ''FanFic/ThisBites'', [[spoiler:when they notice that the Going Merry's ''talking'' audibly on the SBS, Pekoms says he wants no part of seizing the ship even if Big Mom wants it, stating that the antics of the Straw Hat crew are ''Emperor'' levels of crazy. At ''minimum.'']]

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* In ''FanFic/ThisBites'', [[spoiler:when they notice that the Going Merry's ''talking'' audibly on the SBS, Pekoms says he wants no part of seizing the ship even if Big Mom wants it, stating that the antics of the Straw Hat crew are ''Emperor'' levels of crazy. At ''minimum.'']]'']]
* Louise and Cattleya measure how mean someone is in ''Fanfic/{{Overlady}}'' using Centi-Eleanores aka one hundredth as mean as their eldest sister Eleanore. Louise is shocked when Cattleya describes someone as being worth 80 Centi-Eleanores, given that most don't even reach 20.
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