How Fast Is a Knot? A Quiz Deck on All Sorts of Measurements
How deep is 20,000 leagues? Do Scoville Heat Units refer to furnaces or fiery foods? How many hands tall is the average horse? And what constitutes a “hand,” anyway? If you count yourself among those perplexed by proportions and confused by conversions, do not weigh your options! Dig into this deck of Knowledge Cards now and soon you’ll measure up to the best.
How Fast Is a Knot? plumbs the depths (and lengths, and . . . ) of measurements and presents them as an educational and enjoyable 48-card quiz deck (with questions on the fronts of the cards and answers on the backs). Study this deck solo or quiz a baker’s dozen of friends to learn what pH stands for, what a parsec is, whether a pinch is bigger or smaller than a smidgen, and a hogshead more of measurements and lore.
Sample Card Text
Oh, dear me! Where’s Julia Child when you need her? Place the following measurements in order, from smallest volume to largest (in US customary measurements): cup, dash, drop, gallon, gill, jigger, litre, pinch, pint, quart, smidgen, tablespoon, teaspoon
Answer drop, smidgen, pinch, dash, teaspoon, tablespoon, jigger, gill, cup, pint, quart, litre, gallon (detailed explanation follows)