A nice asteroid, 69 alligators long, passed by the Earth this week

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OK, but what is the conversion rate from Alligators to Corgis?

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Alligators and corgis are important and standard measures of length

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69 alligators long

What’s that in bananas?

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Sorry, the alligators ate them when trying to convert.

ETA:
We need another Timmy.

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Condemn or commend? Either works I guess.

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Why not both

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It’s related to how many corgis an alligator can eat, I believe

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Are you sure its not one of those Imperial to Kelvin conversions?

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It’s nice to be reminded that Americans are now the global butt of every “<insert-stereotypically-stupid-nationality-here> joke.”

Because honestly, we have no counter argument.

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4.6 (full-grown) Standard Welsh Corgis to 1 (full-grown) American Alligator (including red baseball cap).

So, (69 FG-AA x 4.6 SWC) = 317.4 Standard Welsh Corgis.

Caveat - I am not a mathematician

ETA - I also worked out the width and diameter in Big Bens and Double-Deckers, but the web refreshed and lost my amazing calculations and I can’t be fucked to go through that again.

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It’s worse than that because to convert back the corgis have to then eat the alligators.

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I don’t know how many alligators you can fit in an Olympic swimming pool, but I do know that you have to take the corgis out first, otherwise bad things happen.

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That depends: are you asking the alligators or the corgies?

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Hey, ya’ll!

69 alligators…snout to tail.

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The latest conspiracy? To mitigate the chance of global panic, the scientific community has decided to report the sizes of all near-Earth asteroids in animal-units.

JPL Spokesperson: “… should pass between the Earth and the Moon…”

The World: “Ohhh, how cute!”

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Nice, huh? Was it seen waving as it went by?

African or European alligators?

Fitting corgis into an Olympic-sized swimming pool is only a measure of surface area because their butts float them to the top.

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If corgis and alligators are immiscible, like oil and water, you risk ending up with a layer of corgis over a layer of alligators. On the surface, everything looks cute (if a bit damp and yappy), but underneath it’s a different story.

And that, kids, is why you don’t put corgis and alligators in your swimming pool together. This has been a swimming pool safety PSA …

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