Thursday, June 21, 2007


As a translator of sorts, I am quite interested in conversions. Now, I’m not talking about religious conversions, although those are quite interesting, too. I mean things like converting one language to another, conversion of cultural norms, and – metric conversions.

Haven’t you always wondered how many newborn babies it would take to weigh as much as an African elephant?


How about how many T-Rex’s would you need to stand on top of each other to reach the top of the Empire State building?


These and many other amazing-yet-weird conversions are available at the WeirdConverter site.

Interested in how many average bowel movements it would take to make up a Tom Cruise? One, you say? Wrong.

Check out the converter for the answer. First person with the correct answer wins a prize equaling 0.004761904761905 of a gas tanker semi truck. Figure that one out.

I totally get this site. No further translation necessary. Except for the conversion-type translations that will take place on the site. That’s the whole point.


Howard said...

453.6176003629 average bowel movements = 1 Tom Cruise.

I rule(r)!

Translator said...

Good job, howard! Did you figure out what you win?

jdoriot said...

Neat link! Thanks for sharing. I've bookmarked your blog and will be back to read write well and your posts are interesting!