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* ''Literature/GoodOmens'' gives us the alp as a way of measuring belief (in reference to the notion that "faith moves mountains"). Most people are only able to generate millialps, while more passionate believers like Anathema Device able to raise about half an alp. [[spoiler:[[RealityWarper Adam's]] belief is measured in ''Everests''.]]

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* ''Literature/GoodOmens'' gives us the alp as a way of measuring belief (in reference to the notion that "faith moves mountains"). Most people are only able to generate millialps, while more passionate believers like Anathema Device able to can raise about half an alp. [[spoiler:[[RealityWarper Adam's]] belief is measured in ''Everests''.]]


* Scouter readings for PowerLevels in ''Manga/DragonBall'' don't seem to just quantifying stored energy, but seems to be able to quantify fighting effectiveness, as evidenced by Goku's and Picolo's power levels registering higher after they take off their weighted clothing. The author states they ''are'' just supposed to be measurements of raw power, and thus an unreliable oversimplification for determining fighting ability, but what's shown in-series speaks to the contrary.

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* Scouter readings for PowerLevels in ''Manga/DragonBall'' ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' don't seem to just quantifying stored energy, but seems to be able to quantify fighting effectiveness, as evidenced by Goku's and Picolo's power levels registering higher after they take off their weighted clothing. The author states they ''are'' just supposed to be measurements of raw power, and thus an unreliable oversimplification for determining fighting ability, but what's shown in-series speaks to the contrary.


* [[http://wiki.fandomwank.com/index.php/Snapes_on_an_Astral_Plane "The epic insanity of Lady Darkness really needs to be memorialized, so I propose the creation of an official unit of batshit, named after her. One Ladark (a portmandeau -- don't want to use an existing word) is defined as the amount of batshittery necessary to believe a fictional character originating within the last 20 years is real and speaks to you. Most wanks can be measured in milliLadarks. This one hits about three."]]

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* [[http://wiki.fandomwank.com/index.php/Snapes_on_an_Astral_Plane "The epic insanity of Lady Darkness really needs to be memorialized, so I propose the creation of an official unit of batshit, named after her. One Ladark (a portmandeau portmanteau -- don't want to use an existing word) is defined as the amount of batshittery necessary to believe a fictional character originating within the last 20 years is real and speaks to you. Most wanks can be measured in milliLadarks. This one hits about three."]]



* Certain fans on the internet have made the [[http://1d4chan.org/wiki/The_Henderson_Scale_of_Plot_Derailment Henderson]], a unit of [[OffTheRails plot derailment]], particularly of [[TabletopGames tabletop RPGs]]. It's creation was inspired the story of FanFic/OldManHenderson, the man who "won" TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu (which is practically impossible). Henderson was a highly eccentric (and slightly psychotic) PlayerCharacter devised to get back at a particularly agitating GM in the most imaginable ways possible. His exploits include: burning a Shoggoth, stealing a yacht from a Hastur cult, dropping said yacht on a Cthulhu cult's penthouse (and starting a cultist gang war), ''The'' tanker truck incident, and "Hell on Ice". Henderson's exploits included a surprising number of counts of arson, most accidental, and accidentally killing a lot of people, including the every other player's characters at least once, and incidentally, everybody who could link Henderson to a crime.

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* Certain fans on the internet have made the [[http://1d4chan.org/wiki/The_Henderson_Scale_of_Plot_Derailment Henderson]], a unit of [[OffTheRails plot derailment]], particularly of [[TabletopGames tabletop RPGs]]. It's Its creation was inspired the story of FanFic/OldManHenderson, the man who "won" TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu (which is practically impossible). Henderson was a highly eccentric (and slightly psychotic) PlayerCharacter devised to get back at a particularly agitating GM in the most imaginable ways possible. His exploits include: burning a Shoggoth, stealing a yacht from a Hastur cult, dropping said yacht on a Cthulhu cult's penthouse (and starting a cultist gang war), ''The'' tanker truck incident, and "Hell on Ice". Henderson's exploits included a surprising number of counts of arson, most accidental, and accidentally killing a lot of people, including the every other player's characters at least once, and incidentally, everybody who could link Henderson to a crime.


* ''Roleplay/DestroyTheGodmodder'': The OP Scale, a scale that measures something's power level. If something is too overpowered, it causes the scale to roll over back to 0 due to integer overflow. This, in turn, decreases the power level of the attack to nothing. Conveniently, the Godmodder is always at the very top of the scale, positioned just so that he never makes it roll over.

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* ''Roleplay/DestroyTheGodmodder'': The ''Roleplay/DestroyTheGodmodder'' features the OP Scale, a scale that measures something's power level. If something is too overpowered, it causes the scale to roll over back to 0 due to integer overflow. This, in turn, decreases the power level of the attack to nothing. Conveniently, the Godmodder is always at the very top of the scale, positioned just so that he never makes it roll over.

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* ''Roleplay/DestroyTheGodmodder'': The OP Scale, a scale that measures something's power level. If something is too overpowered, it causes the scale to roll over back to 0 due to integer overflow. This, in turn, decreases the power level of the attack to nothing. Conveniently, the Godmodder is always at the very top of the scale, positioned just so that he never makes it roll over.
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* Certain fans on the internet have made the [[http://1d4chan.org/wiki/The_Henderson_Scale_of_Plot_Derailment Henderson]], a unit of [[OffTheRails plot derailment]], particularly of [[TabletopGames tabletop RPGs]]. It's creation was inspired the story of FanFic/OldManHenderson, the man who "won" TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu (which is practically impossible). Henderson was a highly eccentric (and slightly psychotic) PlayerCharacter devised to get back at a particularly agitating GM in the [[CrazyAwesome most imaginable ways possible]]. His exploits include: burning a Shoggoth, stealing a yacht from a Hastur cult, dropping said yacht on a Cthulhu cult's penthouse (and starting a cultist gang war), ''The'' tanker truck incident, and "Hell on Ice". Henderson's exploits included a surprising number of counts of arson, most accidental, and accidentally killing a lot of people, including the every other player's characters at least once, and incidentally, everybody who could link Henderson to a crime.

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* Certain fans on the internet have made the [[http://1d4chan.org/wiki/The_Henderson_Scale_of_Plot_Derailment Henderson]], a unit of [[OffTheRails plot derailment]], particularly of [[TabletopGames tabletop RPGs]]. It's creation was inspired the story of FanFic/OldManHenderson, the man who "won" TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu (which is practically impossible). Henderson was a highly eccentric (and slightly psychotic) PlayerCharacter devised to get back at a particularly agitating GM in the [[CrazyAwesome most imaginable ways possible]].possible. His exploits include: burning a Shoggoth, stealing a yacht from a Hastur cult, dropping said yacht on a Cthulhu cult's penthouse (and starting a cultist gang war), ''The'' tanker truck incident, and "Hell on Ice". Henderson's exploits included a surprising number of counts of arson, most accidental, and accidentally killing a lot of people, including the every other player's characters at least once, and incidentally, everybody who could link Henderson to a crime.


* ''WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment'': Doctor Insano built a device to measure gayness in giga-queers.

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* ''WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment'': Doctor Insano built [[{{Gaydar}} a device to measure gayness gayness]] in giga-queers.


* UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler used to joke: "Do you know what is the difference between [[Characters/NaziGermany a goering and a goebbels]]? A goering is [[ChestOfMedals the amount of metal a man could pin on his chest]] and a goebbels is [[PropagandaMachine the amount of nonsense man could say in an hour]]." He often said the joke with both Joseph Goebbels and Hermann Goering present, to their great embarrassment.

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* UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler used to joke: "Do you know what is the difference between [[Characters/NaziGermany [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany a goering and a goebbels]]? A goering is [[ChestOfMedals the amount of metal a man could pin on his chest]] and a goebbels is [[PropagandaMachine the amount of nonsense man could say in an hour]]." He often said the joke with both Joseph Goebbels and Hermann Goering present, to their great embarrassment.


* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' had the "shame-o-meter" for measuring the amount of shame emanating from washed-out actors in a 70s ''Series/CharliesAngels'' rip-off movie. It measured in (Peter) Lawfords. Jim Backus registered well into the giga-Lawford range.

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* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'': The ''Angels' Revenge'' episode had the "shame-o-meter" Tom Servo's "shame-o-meter", for measuring the amount of shame emanating from washed-out actors in a 70s ''Series/CharliesAngels'' rip-off movie. It measured in (Peter) Lawfords. Jim Backus registered well into the giga-Lawford range.

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** Relating to the ''Dungeons & Dragons'' example above, an apprentice was sent to get some diamonds, and proudly reveals that they were on sale...only to be sent back for more, because the sale means they aren't "worth" enough to be a spell component.

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* In ''Film/TheAbyss'', Hippie measures one of the encounters with the aliens as a 9.5 on the Sphincter Scale.

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* In the field of psychology, it's possible to create a rating scale for pretty much any human trait, so researchers sometimes end up creating unusual and offbeat scales for things that they want to study but few others attempt to measure. There are widely used and thoroughly validated scales for things like personality and emotion, of course, and slightly more offbeat measures like how much of a morning person you are or how much you conform to your designated gender role, but also weirder things like enjoyment of some random consumer product, experiences with alien abduction, obedience to political leaders, correlations between creativity and psychoticism, etc. Psychologists who measure such bizarre constructs sometimes get the HardOnSoftScience treatment and/or ItWillNeverCatchOn.

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* Quality rating scales for films, games, restaurants, video games, apps, products, and so on.


* In ''Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice'', terrorist acts are measured in multiples of the [[TheWarOnTerror World Trade Center attack]]. One upcoming terrorist event, if not stopped, would be " Nine Eleven times a hundred" ("basically all the worst parts of the Bible"). Another is "Nine Eleven times a thousand." Kim Jong-Il described his ultimate plan, which involves simultaneous terrorist attacks with weapons of mass destruction across the world as "Nine Eleven times 2356."

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* In ''Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice'', terrorist acts are measured in multiples of the [[TheWarOnTerror September 11 World Trade Center attack]]. One upcoming terrorist event, if not stopped, would be " Nine "Nine Eleven times a hundred" ("basically all the [[FireAndBrimstoneHell worst parts parts]] of the Bible").Literature/TheBible"). Another is "Nine Eleven times a thousand." Kim Jong-Il described his ultimate plan, which involves simultaneous terrorist attacks with weapons of mass destruction across the world as "Nine Eleven times 2356."


* Parodied in ''Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice'', where it is noted that an upcoming terrorist event, if it completes, would be "Nine Eleven times a hundred" - as is pointed out, that's 91,100 ("basically all the worst parts of the Bible"). Another is "Nine Eleven times a thousand" - 911,000. Kim Jong-Il described his ultimate plan, which involves simultaneous terrorist attacks with weapons of mass destruction across the world as "Nine Eleven times 2356," which nobody knows [[note]]It's 2,146,316[[/note]].

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* Parodied in In ''Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice'', where it is noted that an terrorist acts are measured in multiples of the [[TheWarOnTerror World Trade Center attack]]. One upcoming terrorist event, if it completes, not stopped, would be "Nine " Nine Eleven times a hundred" - as is pointed out, that's 91,100 ("basically all the worst parts of the Bible"). Another is "Nine Eleven times a thousand" - 911,000. thousand." Kim Jong-Il described his ultimate plan, which involves simultaneous terrorist attacks with weapons of mass destruction across the world as "Nine Eleven times 2356," which nobody knows [[note]]It's 2,146,316[[/note]].2356."

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