23 Unusually Odd Measurement Units People Actually Use

21Barn

A barn is a particle physics unit that (along with the femtobarn and inverse femtobarn), is used to measure how many particles hit a detector in collider experiments.


22Beard-second

The beard-second is a unit of length inspired by the light-year but used for extremely short distances such as those in integrated circuits. 1 Beard-Second equals 5 nanometers.


23Poronkusema

The Sami people of Northern Finland have a unit of measurement called the ‘poronkusema.’ It is the distance a reindeer can travel before needing to stop to urinate.

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