Uncommon Units of Measurement

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Units of measurement – of length , area , weight, temperature… Of course our all so familiar units – from meter to degree centigrade, even Kelvin , tonne and acre. We use it almost everyday, a hundred times each day, without  even realizing it. Here beGalileo has compiled a list of uncommon units – not so commonly used units of common attributes (like siriometer) and unusual units of unusual attributes(like milliHelen). Sure to amuse you enough to try and make your own list.

Uncommon units of measurement

List of Unusual Units of Measurement

  • Scoville/Asta: ‘Spicy Hot’
  • Karat: Weight of Diamond
  • Carat: Purity of Gold
  • Centipawn: Strength of a player’s situation in chess (by chess s/w)
  • Lightyear: Large astronomical distance
  • Millihelen: Beauty
  • Siriometer: Very large astronomical distance
  • aH: Laughter
  • Hedon: Pleasure
  • Mach: Speed of supersonic aircraft
  • Nautical Mile: Distance at sea
  • Dolor: Pain
  • Knot: Speed of ships
  • Fathom: Depth
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