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:

m
ft
corning

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

Comments

I'd rather measure things in Smoots:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smoot

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.

@Fudd,

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

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

Boom bucks

Cost to implode and cleanup the Wellington annex, via Mike DeMasi: $160,000. (We wonder how much it would cost to do the same for the... (more)

Behold! New Lebanon

The Columbia County town of New Lebanon -- it's just across the border with Rensselaer County -- is attempting to turn itself into "the nation's... (more)

Drawing: Saratoga Wine & Food Festival

The Saratoga Wine & Food Festival is coming up this weekend at SPAC. And we have tickets for two of the festival's events. And we're... (more)

What to do with used books?

Kaitlin asks via Twitter: Any ideas on what to do with books I no longer need? I've got piles, of various genres/kinds, with no home!... (more)

Submissions for BUILT 2014

Historic Albany Foundation's annual BUILT event is just a few months away, which means the deadline for submitting pieces of art for the art-inspired-by-Albany-architecture auction.... (more)

Recent Comments

Designers are doing "safe" designs because they really have no other choice considering all the whiners, budget and construction concerns.

What to do with used books?

...has 9 comments, most recently from Tess

Drawing: Saratoga Wine & Food Festival

...has 35 comments, most recently from Jessica

Where to get stickers made?

...has 6 comments, most recently from Bob

Pulled Pork Sandwich from Stockyard Bar-B-Q

...has 5 comments, most recently from Tristan

Drawing: Joshua Bell with the ASO + Yono's

...has 88 comments, most recently from Matt M