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4th Jul '16 6:02:21 AM LorienTheYounger
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* People working with Mars Rovers have to go by the ''Martian'' Day (called "sol") schedule - they have to go to work a half hour ''later'' every Earth day, because Mars rotates a little slower than Earth does. If needed, the day is further divided in slightly longer hours and seconds. Many people working on the MER project had wristwatches specifically calibrated to Martian time.

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* People A solar day on Mars (called a "sol") is 24 hours 39 minutes 35.244 seconds long. Therefore, people working with Mars Rovers have to go by the ''Martian'' Day (called "sol") a working schedule - based on sols, not days they have to go to start work a half hour ''later'' about 40 minutes later every Earth day, because Mars rotates a little slower than and use Martian "hours" and "minutes" that are about 1.0275 times the length of their Earth does. If needed, the day is further divided in slightly longer hours and seconds.equivalents. Many people working on the MER project had wristwatches specifically calibrated to Martian time.
26th Jun '16 10:46:44 PM easytorememberhandle
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* [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] in a ''Film/GalaxyQuest'' comic, when a guide leading the crew across an alien planet says, "We will see the city within 30 ''boule''." Alexander grouses that he doesn't understand why the UniversalTranslator can change any language to English, and yet leaves units of distance and time untranslated. Tommy replies, "At least he didn't say 'in 30 of your Earth miles', or something. Man, I ''hate'' that."
22nd Jun '16 8:31:59 AM Arivne
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* A weird and somewhat baffling variation occurs in Series/TheTwilightZone episode ''To Serve Man'' when the human protagonist onboard a flying saucer in transit asks his alien [[spoiler:captors]] what time it is, only to be told there isn't one, because there's no way to measure time in space, to which the hero responds "What time is it ''on earth''?

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* A weird and somewhat baffling variation occurs in Series/TheTwilightZone episode ''To Serve Man'' when the human protagonist onboard a flying saucer in transit asks his alien [[spoiler:captors]] what time it is, only to be told there isn't one, because there's no way to measure time in space, to which the hero responds "What time is it ''on earth''?Earth''?
22nd Jun '16 8:24:11 AM Arivne
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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1036 SCP-1036 (''Nkondi'')]]. A nganga (African tribal shaman) is talking with one of the spirits trapped in a SCP-1036 doll. When the nganga asks the spirit how long it has been trapped in the doll, it says "Three hundred twenty-six of your years".
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20th Jun '16 4:57:49 PM DrY9K
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* The King of Yugopotamia in ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', during the Halloween special: "I shall mourn over my son for 5,000 Yugopotamian days..." Beat. "Okay, I'm done. Unfreeeze one of his clones!" Also, Mark says he is getting a reading "50,000 Yugopotamian miles from here!" Earth units? 2 inches.

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* The King of Yugopotamia in ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', during the Halloween special: "I shall mourn over my son for 5,000 Yugopotamian days..." Beat. "Okay, I'm done. Unfreeeze Unfreeze one of his clones!" Also, Mark says he is getting a reading "50,000 Yugopotamian miles from here!" Earth units? 2 inches.
6th Jun '16 10:18:39 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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-->"...fifteen of your miles."
-->"You don't have to say 'your miles'. They're everybody's miles."
-->"What about the countries that use kilometers? See? I am learning!"

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-->"...--->"...fifteen of your miles."
-->"You --->"You don't have to say 'your miles'. They're everybody's miles."
-->"What --->"What about the countries that use kilometers? See? I am learning!"



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30th Jan '16 9:45:28 AM StFan
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' has the Skrull leader say that they have been holding Captain America for two of their Earth months.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' has the Skrull leader say that they have been holding Captain America for two of their Earth months.
12th Nov '15 4:31:28 PM BrokenEye
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* A weird and somewhat baffling variation occurs in Series/TheTwilightZone episode ''To Serve Man'' when the human protagonist onboard a flying saucer in transit asks his alien [[spoiler:captors]] what time it is, only to be told there isn't one, because there's no way to measure time in space, to which the hero responds "What time is it ''on earth''?
29th Jul '15 7:21:45 PM Jake
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* ''Fanfic/TheNextFrontier'' uses a variant; Jeb is heard remarking that some vitally-needed technical data to let the Kerbals and their new neighbours exchange scientific and cultural data in a medium other than paper will take "two ''local'' days". [[spoiler:Except that they're not actually ''local'' days, but EarthThatWas days.]]
7th Jul '15 1:35:32 AM Menshevik
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* A variant actually happened back before the metric system was adopted as the standard by most countries, when different countries used different weights and measurements which confusingly were called the same names (e. g. "mile", "foot", "inch", "pound" in English, "Meile", "Fuß", "Zoll", "Pfund" in German). It can sometimes be seen today between Imperial and Metric system users, e. g. in common parlance many users of the metric system still use their language's word for "pound" for 500 grams. The differences could be huge, e. g. between what would in German be called an "Englische Meile" (ca. 1.6 km) and a "Deutsche Meile" or a "Geographische Meile" (two slightly different measurements, both ca. 7.5 km).

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* A variant actually happened back before the metric system was adopted as the standard by most countries, when different countries used different weights and measurements which confusingly were called the same names (e. g. "mile", "foot", "inch", "pound" in English, "Meile", "Fuß", "Zoll", "Pfund" in German). It can sometimes be seen today between Imperial and Metric system users, e. g. in common parlance many users of the metric system still use their language's word for "pound" for 500 grams. The differences could be huge, e. g. between what would in German be called an "Englische Meile" (ca. 1.6 km) and a "Deutsche Meile" "Deutsche" or a "Geographische Meile" (two slightly different measurements, both ca.(ca. 7.5 km).
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