Units by DixonD

Champion(s):

Vicun-YAH

UllspergerA


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Quiz Description

Everyone from NASA to Spinal Tap has had to struggle with putting things in the correct units. Name these quantities of measurement (abbreviations are acceptable).

Full Results:

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1 UllspergerA 454 97 15
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1 Vicun-YAH 454 97 15
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3 LuskT 422 94 00
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4 Egantx7 420 92 15
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5 Tortoise 417 90 15
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6 LujanP 403 88 15
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7 PerryS 386 86 00
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8 CraneN 379 84 15
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9 WeikleB 361 82 15
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10 LaskerJ 357 80 15
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11 minarik15 356 78 15
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12 GrahamJ 350 76 15
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13 DaviesML 329 74 15
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14 KaneMH 327 72 15
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15 jefe 326 69 00
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15 GriffinN 326 69 00
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17 MassogliaB 324 66 15
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18 epeecurean 316 63 15
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18 Projectyl 316 63 15
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20 FryedBetaKappa 294 60 15
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21 KonkelT 290 58 15
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22 JeziorskiM 283 56 00
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23 thorsleyd 281 54 00
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24 NathanL 278 52 15
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25 IngramB 268 50 00
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26 MercureT 263 47 15
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27 MoyseyC 262 45 00
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28 MorrisK 261 43 00
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29 WangA 241 41 00
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30 ShapiroA 233 39 00
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31 GambinoG 230 37 00
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32 JordanG 229 35 00
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33 Bup 214 33 00
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34 WangS 208 31 00
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35 PlotkinD 207 29 00
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36 CoenM 198 27 00
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37 RaiaB 190 25 00
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38 KingJA 188 23 00
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39 v0max 180 21 00
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40 MichaelT 177 19 00
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41 GoldsteinB 164 17 00
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42 Akosua 153 15 00
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43 PolinskyL 145 13 00
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44 RamboJ 131 11 00
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45 HoH 108 9 00
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47 srs 83 5 00
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48 BlomE 68 3 00
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49 Gmoney 57 1 00
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Questions:

Defined as 10^-28 m^2, what unit of area used to measure nuclear cross-sections was supposedly coined by Enrico Fermi when someone remarked on how small it was, prompting him to respond, "It's as big as a ____!"

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barn

A "Dobson Unit", equal to 0.001 atm-cm, is used to measure the thickness of the layer of what gas in the lower stratosphere?

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ozone

What unit of pressure, virtually identical to a millimeter of mercury, was named for the student of Galileo who created the first barometer?

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torr

Named after a 19th-century German physicist, what electromagnetic unit is equivalent to a volt-second, according to Faraday's Law?

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weber (Wb)

The atomic mass unit, sometimes called "u", has what alternate name, from the British chemist who revived atomic theory in the early 1800's?

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dalton (Da)

One "curie" (Ci) is equal to 37 billion of what unit of radioactivity, named for the scientist who shared a Nobel Prize with the Curies?

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becquerel (Bq)

What antiquated unit originally meant the distance a person could walk in an hour, but is more-commonly associated with sea travel?

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league

The "Scoville heat unit" (SHU) is an inexact measurement of the concentration of what organic compound, also known as 8-methyl-N-vanillyl-6-nonenamide.

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capsaicin

The energy released by supernovae are often measured in "foe", a unit equal to 10^51 times what cgs unit of energy?

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erg

A "byte" is equal to eight "bits". Half a byte, or four bits, is sometimes given what masticatory name?

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nibble

The essayist Cullen Murphy coined what unit for measuring celebrity, one million of which is equal to 28.5 years of fame?

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warhol

Half a million Twitter followers is equal to one of what unit, named for a former child actor who starred in the movie "Stand By Me"?

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wheaton