During our coverage this week of the World Solar Challenge, live from Down Under's Stuart Highway from Darwin to Adelaide, some of you weren't too impressed with our account of meeting a big truck bearing an improbably large mining vehicle – some kind of monster Tonka Toy with wheels the size of a two-storey house. Such loads …
Surely some more appropriate units of measure could have been used for this Antipodean tale?
These aren't precise conversions, I'll leave that to the French of course, but what about:
(given that 1 thong ~= 0.8 linguine)
BBQ-ed shrimp: 430,821,434
Kangaroos (including tail): 2,991,815
Ludicrously sized Merino Sheep: 498,635
but it's brontosauri...