The Potrzebie-System of Weights and Measures

Potrzebie_system Would be computer scientist Donald E. Knuth (later known as the ‘Father of Analysis of Algorithm’), developed a Potrzebie System of Weights and Measures at High School – after a running gag in Mad magazine. The basis of this revolutionary system is that 1 potrzebie is equal to the thickness of the Mad magazine issue #26 or 263348517438173216473 mm.

via Jeff

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