History Main / HiroshimaAsAUnitOfMeasure

9th Jan '18 3:15:15 AM Cryoclaste
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* ''Manga/SilverSpoon'''s Hachiken attempts to measure large measurements like hectares in Sapporo Domes. A RunningGag is that no-one ever actually knows, but compares it to something else (for example VaticanCity or [[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross the Macross]]) only for Hachiken to realise he has no idea how large the new unit actually is.

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* ''Manga/SilverSpoon'''s Hachiken attempts to measure large measurements like hectares in Sapporo Domes. A RunningGag is that no-one ever actually knows, but compares it to something else (for example VaticanCity UsefulNotes/VaticanCity or [[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross the Macross]]) only for Hachiken to realise he has no idea how large the new unit actually is.
6th Jan '18 10:34:14 AM nombretomado
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* In the '60s Walter Cronkite once pointed out that the Apollo space capsule had as much room for a three-man crew in bulky spacesuits as the front seat of a Volkswagen (then [[IReadThatAs universally understood]] to mean a classic Beetle) meant for two in normal street clothes.

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* In the '60s Walter Cronkite once pointed out that the Apollo space capsule had as much room for a three-man crew in bulky spacesuits as the front seat of a Volkswagen (then [[IReadThatAs [[JustForFun/IReadThatAs universally understood]] to mean a classic Beetle) meant for two in normal street clothes.
27th Dec '17 7:30:20 PM WillKeaton
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* In an episode of ''Series/MythBusters'', Adam used a virtual ''hurricane'' of these in order to make distance comparisons; for example, he called 200 yards "two football fields" or "six M5s."[[note]]M5 being the name of their primary workshop, which, true to Adam's statement, is about 100 feet from the front wall to the back[[/note]] While one of the comparisons he used for 500 yards was "the distance of [[HollywoodRestrainingOrder your average restraining order]]".

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* In an episode of ''Series/MythBusters'', Adam used a virtual ''hurricane'' of these in order to make distance comparisons; for example, he called 200 yards "two football fields" or "six M5s."[[note]]M5 being the name of their primary workshop, which, true to Adam's statement, is about 100 feet from the front wall to the back[[/note]] While one of the comparisons he used for 500 yards was "the distance of [[HollywoodRestrainingOrder your average restraining order]]".order]]."



** Randall Munroe gives us several of these [[http://xkcd.com/526/ here]].
** And then parodies the practice [[http://xkcd.com/1257/ here]].

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** Randall Munroe gives us several of these [[http://xkcd.com/526/ here]].
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** And then parodies the practice [[http://xkcd.com/1257/ here]].here.]]



-->TG: sir im afraid the comet is the size of [[YourMom your moms dick]]

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-->TG: sir im afraid the comet is the size of [[YourMom your moms dick]]dick.]]
27th Dec '17 7:28:35 PM WillKeaton
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* In an episode of ''Series/MythBusters'', Adam used a virtual ''hurricane'' of these in order to make distance comparisons; for example, he called 200 yards "two football fields" or "six M5s[[note]]M5 being the name of their primary workshop, which, true to Adam's statement, is about 100 feet from the front wall to the back[[/note]]"; while one of the comparisons he used for 500 yards was "the distance of [[HollywoodRestrainingOrder your average restraining order]]".

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* In an episode of ''Series/MythBusters'', Adam used a virtual ''hurricane'' of these in order to make distance comparisons; for example, he called 200 yards "two football fields" or "six M5s[[note]]M5 M5s."[[note]]M5 being the name of their primary workshop, which, true to Adam's statement, is about 100 feet from the front wall to the back[[/note]]"; while back[[/note]] While one of the comparisons he used for 500 yards was "the distance of [[HollywoodRestrainingOrder your average restraining order]]".
27th Dec '17 7:27:15 PM WillKeaton
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* Small lengths will be compared to the thickness of a human hair. Also acceptable is the head of a pin, as in how many of what can fit on one. Also acceptable: amount that can fit in the eye of a needle. Another uncommon one is how many of something can fit inside a period ([[NoPeriodsPeriod the punctuation mark, you pervert]].)

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* Small lengths will be compared to the thickness of a human hair. Also acceptable is the head of a pin, as in how many of what can fit on one. Also acceptable: amount that can fit in the eye of a needle. Another uncommon one is how many of something can fit inside a period period. ([[NoPeriodsPeriod the The punctuation mark, you pervert]].)
30th Nov '17 2:00:34 AM AnoneMouseJr
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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 ''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.'']]'']]
** During the escape from Enies Lobby, Nami's actions lead to Cross making one of these comparisons later on:
-->'''Cross''': "''You'' decided to fry ten battleships with enough voltage to power New York City, and ''yes'' that is impressive where I'm from!"
25th Nov '17 8:32:28 PM EspyPsyche
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* Measuring the speed of a vehicle, projectile, planet, spacecraft, etc. in mach units or warp units is this. Mach 1 is the speed of sound, so Mach X means "X times the speed of sound". Warp 1 is the speed of light, also known as c, so warp Y is "y times the speed of light".
21st Nov '17 9:28:29 PM Arcorann
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* [[http://colinmorris.github.io/blog/size-of-things "The size of things: an ngram experiment"]] is an analysis of how size comparisons have changed over the past 200 years. Of note is how comparisons from nature have largely fallen out of favour, while sports analogies have emerged relatively recently.
16th Sep '17 4:49:37 PM nombretomado
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* In the [[YanksWithTanks US Army]] air defense course and manuals, "football fields" are mentioned as a unit of measure to lead enemy aircraft. Why? A lot of young men (before 9/11, air defense was closed to women) would have played American football at some point in their lives.

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* In the [[YanksWithTanks [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks US Army]] air defense course and manuals, "football fields" are mentioned as a unit of measure to lead enemy aircraft. Why? A lot of young men (before 9/11, air defense was closed to women) would have played American football at some point in their lives.
10th Sep '17 10:38:17 AM nombretomado
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* AnimalPlanet likes to compare animals' caloric intake with numbers of hamburgers. Like, a vulture eats the equivalent of 50 hamburgers in one sitting. (Scaled down to the body mass of a vulture, of course. If a vulture ate 50 actual hamburgers, it would explode.)

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* AnimalPlanet Creator/AnimalPlanet likes to compare animals' caloric intake with numbers of hamburgers. Like, a vulture eats the equivalent of 50 hamburgers in one sitting. (Scaled down to the body mass of a vulture, of course. If a vulture ate 50 actual hamburgers, it would explode.)
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