IU on vitamin packages stands for International Unit for measuring amount of substance and ironically this unit is not part of International System of Units en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Int…
A student wanted to name the international system of units make 10^27 (1 octillion) a "hella" matter. The Universe would be 1.4 hellameters. If it wouldnt be rejected, it would make the universe officialy "hella big". bayarea.blogs.nytimes.com…
The International Bureau of Weights and Measures redefined the units of the metric (SI) system earlier this year. For mass they redefined the Planck Constant, then redefined the kilogram in terms of this newly defined constant. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/201…
Only two other countries apart from the US haven't adopted the International System of Units en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Int…
The nuclear explosion in Hiroshima produced 8 YBq, or 8 yottabecquerel. One Bq is the amount of radioactive material in which one nucleus decays per second. And a "Yotta" is the largest unit prefix in the International System of Units. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bec…
The International Criminal Court, based in The Hague, Netherlands, is a court system designed to try cases of genocide, crimes against humanity, and other war crimes. It is to avoid cases of "victor's justice" and has 120 nations which abide by the court. The United States is not one of them. icc-cpi.int/en_menus/asp/…

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