How many cornings is that?

corning tower looking up

Temporarily overcome by the nerdy fun that is measuring things in cornings (that is, using the Corning Tower as a unit of measurement), we put together this handy meters/feet/cornings converter:


It might be more fun than it should be. For example, we just used it to figure out that Otto is .007 cornings from nose to tail.

The code for this calculator was adapted from Ada Shimar's cm/inch/feet converter at JavaScript Kit


I'd rather measure things in Smoots:

I wonder how many Libraries of Congress it would take to store the size of the Corning Tower converted to football fields.

I am 0.0090 Cornings. Cool.

MilliCornings might be more useful for day-to-day measurements. It makes a lot more sense to say that I'm 9.5 millicornings tall than measuring it in Cornings.

Description of liter mug

Brewery: HB or Hofbrauhaus
Country of Orgin: Germany
Beer Glass Type: Kruge
Size: 1 liter
Dimensions: 8 inches high and 4-1/2 inches wide at the rim.
Detailed Description: This hard to find Hofbrauhaus beer mug comes directly from Munich and the world famous Baverian beer. The front of this hefty beer mug has the HG crown logo in blue, white and gold.

1 Corning (589ft) = 7068 in

Liter mug is 8in high.

1 Wolff = 8 / 7068 = 0.00113 Corning.

Yes Fudd, that's all true and note worthy to say the least. Matt would be proud!
I think we should go for 0.00113 of a Corning at Wolff's right now!

Ah, Fudd, as my physics teachers always said, units, units, units.

You are trying to convert from units of length to units of volume. Where as a Corning is simply a measure of distance, a Wolff is a unit of volume.

Given that:
1 Wolff = 8"*(4.5"/2)^2 = 40.5 cubic inches = 0.026 cubic feet.
1 Corning = 7068in = 589ft
1 Erastus = 1cubic Corning = 7068in^3 = 353,093,418,432
cubic inches
= 586^3 = 204,336,469 cubic feet
1 Wolff = 0.026/1 Erastus = 1.272e-10 Erastus

While this may seem a small amount, it is now clear why Erastus was such a larger than life figure. Kinda like a Parsec.

If we convert to more contemporary units of measure, however, the proportionality again becomes clear.

1 Jennings = 6ft = 72in (approximate)
1 Jerry = 216cubic ft = 373,248 cubic inches = 0.001 Erastus

Given these,

1 Wolff = .00012 Jerrys

Based on these calculations, were you to actually try to imbibe 0.00113 Erastus, you would clearly be way over the limit to drive home from Alive at Five.

Yours in Science, Dr Bob

Thx Dr Bob. I'm going to need a lot more peanuts.


Oh most certainly. I'd say you'll need at least a half a Bruno of peanuts.

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