orthogon wrote:Grr. My favourite newspaper insists on using Coulombs as a unit of temperature, e.g. "Temperatures in parts of the UK dropped to -5C last night".
In a swimming pool near me the deep end is labelled 1.8 MTRS, and the shallow end was 0.9 MTRS. I don't know what kind of bizarre device they had hidden in the wall that could be measured in Mega-Tesla-Roentgen-Siemens. I suspect it is part of some mad scientist supervillain's origin story.
Also, the Food and Agriculture Organization lists crop yields in MT, leaving me off by a factor of a million when I assumed it meant Megatonnes (Mt) and not metric tonnes (t). Those guys also use hectograms. Who the hell uses hectograms?