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27th Jan '18 11:05:06 AM needsanewhobby
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SAbJjktk7E An old advert for Smash]] (which was basically powdered potato starch) had robotic aliens laughing at humans for the way they prepared mashed potatoes - including "they peel them with their little knives" and "they boil them for twenty of their Earth minutes."

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SAbJjktk7E An old advert for Smash]] (which was basically powdered potato starch) had robotic aliens laughing at humans for the time-consuming way they prepared mashed potatoes - including "they peel them with their little knives" and "they boil them for twenty of their Earth minutes."
27th Jan '18 11:04:24 AM needsanewhobby
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SAbJjktk7E An old advert for Smash]] (which was basically powdered potato starch) had robotic aliens laughing at humans for the way they prepared mashed potatoes - including "they peel them with their little knives" and "they boil them for twenty of their Earth minutes."
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9th Jan '18 5:08:51 PM PetroleumJerry
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*** The Oxford English Dictionary still lists "milliard" as a synonym for "thousand million", noting that it is "largely superseded by billion". Presumably "billiard" and "trilliard" etc. would be acceptable constructions, but the former already has an entirely unrelated meaning.
9th Jan '18 5:04:45 PM PetroleumJerry
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** The 26th Revision of SI is due to land in 2018. It will be based on several physical constants, including Avogadro's Number, by picking numbers for them (their values in 25th Revision SI units) and declaring them exact, then deriving the units for basic dimensions (including mass) from those.
9th Jan '18 4:54:51 PM PetroleumJerry
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** This is still valid today when speaking of miles, due to the difference between statute miles and nautical miles. Not to mention Survey miles and radar miles.

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** This is still valid today when speaking of miles, due to the difference between international miles, U.S. statute miles and nautical miles. Not to mention Survey miles and radar miles.
13th Dec '17 5:38:12 PM Arcorann
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* Website/TheOnion: "[[http://www.theonion.com/articles/alien-world-to-help-out-syria-since-this-one-refus,27620/ Alien World To Help Out Syria Since This One Refuses To]].

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* Website/TheOnion: "[[http://www.theonion.com/articles/alien-world-to-help-out-syria-since-this-one-refus,27620/ Alien World To Help Out Syria Since This One Refuses To]].To]]", in which the aliens claim they can resolve the situation in Syria in "less than 20 of your Earth minutes".
12th Nov '17 2:19:17 PM Excelsior123
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* On ''WesternAnimation/ReadyJetGo'', the Propulsions tend to talk like this. For example, in "Jet Cooks Dinner", Celery says that 6 Bortronian months is the equivalent of one Earth hour.
8th Nov '17 5:39:11 PM TheGreatUnknown
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** A weird and somewhat baffling variation occurs in the 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 the 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''?" (Presumably, he means in his home timezone.)
18th Oct '17 11:00:17 AM JoeMerl
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* The ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Trapper Keeper" featured an alien from the future named "Creator/BillCosby" who kept slipping up and putting "hu-man" in front of nouns.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Trapper Keeper" featured an alien [[Film/{{Terminator}} a robot from the future future]] named "Creator/BillCosby" who kept slipping up and putting "hu-man" in front of nouns.
3rd Oct '17 8:19:54 PM merotoker
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* In the TropeNamer ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy1'', the commander of the Vogon Contructor fleet addresses everyone on Earth.

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* In the TropeNamer {{Trope Namer|s}} ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy1'', the commander of the Vogon Contructor fleet addresses everyone on Earth.



** The short story ''The Last Trump'' revolves around the Devil's apparent triumph over God, having convinced Him/Her/It to bring about Judgement Day on Earth, thus "winning" since humanity as a whole has not yet conformed to the divine plan. However, the angel whose job is to watch over the Earth protests this move and eventually manages to get Judgement Day overturned since God's decree of when the Earth would end referred to a specific date, apparently based on the Gregorian calendar, but the angel points out that nowhere in the decree itself was the specific calendar system identified. Since there are so many different calendar systems in use on Earth, and they cannot just randomly pick one, Judgement Day can not actually occur and the Earth continues as it always has. The story ends with the Devil, accepting that his immediate plan was foiled, planning a global calendar revision to mark the beginning of the "Atomic Era" for all mankind.

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** The short story ''The Last Trump'' revolves around the Devil's apparent triumph over God, having convinced Him/Her/It to bring about Judgement Day on Earth, thus "winning" since humanity as a whole has not yet conformed to the divine plan. However, the angel whose job is to watch over the Earth protests this move and eventually manages to get Judgement Day overturned since God's decree of when the Earth would end referred to a specific date, apparently based on the Gregorian calendar, but the angel points out that nowhere in the decree itself was the specific calendar system identified. Since there are so many different calendar systems in use on Earth, and they cannot just randomly pick one, Judgement Day can not cannot actually occur and the Earth continues as it always has. The story ends with the Devil, accepting that his immediate plan was foiled, planning a global calendar revision to mark the beginning of the "Atomic Era" for all mankind.



** Referenced again in the season nine episode ''Beachhead'', when Col. Mitchell gives a Prior "thirty of our 'Earth minutes'" to shut down an active Stargate, prompting the following exchange:

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** Referenced again in the season nine episode ''Beachhead'', "Beachhead", when Col. Mitchell gives a Prior "thirty of our 'Earth minutes'" to shut down an active Stargate, prompting the following exchange:



** "The Pirates of Orion". When Captain Kirk asks the Enterprise computer the location of the the nearest supply of the drug strobolin, the computer says "Beta Canopus. Four solar days away at maximum warp."

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** "The Pirates of Orion". When Captain Kirk asks the Enterprise computer the location of the the nearest supply of the drug strobolin, the computer says "Beta Canopus. Four solar days away at maximum warp."
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