No. 12 : Brave New Concepts in Units of Measurement

This article is about the tiniest owl in the world.

It lives in Texas.

It is six inches tall.

It weighs, to quote the article, "less than a golf ball."

A golf ball is an absurd unit of measurement.

FACT: There are approximately 10 golf balls in a pound.*

It's also my new favorite unit of measurement ...

aside from "Elf Owls!"

Examples of usage IRL:

My (actual) cat (I owned) weighed about 180 Elf Owls.

"Doctor says I gotta cut back. I weigh about 2500 Elf Owls."

*Says the internet.


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