Well, we’ve got this new web toy called SensibleUnits.com. You put in units and it tells you what it wants to about the units. So if you put in 3 microns, it tells you that this is 33 HIV virons side by side.
So I figured I’d put in “yard” … like “I ordered five yards of dirt, I’ll have bubba dump it on that bare spot by the swamp”
Now, here’s the thing. I’m not making this up. Bubba really will be dumping five yards by the swamp. The problem is, I thiought last time Bubba came by with dirt, it was a half yard, but he says it was five yard. Duane says one yard fills either a dump truck or half a dump truck. So, I’m trying to figure out how much is a yard of dirt so I can figure out how much work I have to do this weekend.
So I go to sensible units.com and type in “yard” and I get:
7.8 CD’s side by side. And 4.5 five month old human fetuses end to end.
Somehow I’m not sure how this is going to help our prairie restoration project….
Well, if you want to mess with it, it is here.
See also: 1.8 stretched out human small intestines