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Familiar Quantities and Subjects Technical Challenge

Familiar Quantities and Subjects Technical Challenge - RF Cafe88 K on a P. 27 V of H K. 24 H in a D. Do you remember those kinds of puzzles where you have to figure out what is being referred to? The first one is 88 Keys on a Piano, the second 27 Varieties of Heinz Ketchup, and the last is 24 Hours in a Day. If you like tackling such challenges as associating familiar quantities with their corresponding subjects, then you'll want to check out the list I created below that all have science and engineering themes. If this proves to be popular, I'll do another - hopefully including suggestions from y'all. Good luck. The answers are at the bottom of the page.

  • 88 C in the S
  • 1 C G in a T V T
  • 5/8 C D per F D
  • 2 S J in an NPN T
  • 3 D per F of 2 (P)
  • 6 D per F of 2 (V)
  • 16 O in a P
  • 2 P C in a L L
  • 2080 M-H in a M-Y
  • 6 S M
  • 180 D around the S C
  • 4 Q in a C C G
  • 9 P in the S S (I P)
  • 17 E P in the S M
  • 98 E in the P T (N-O)
  • An O per F of 2
  • 2 P in a C
  • T D in 1948 by B, B and S
  • 3 R in a P or T A
  • 75 O C I of an F-T C C
  • 1 C per S in a H
  • 4 S on a Q A
  • 3 P on a C
  • 2 M L on a D-S P C B


Engineering Humor - RF CafeThese tech-centric jokes, song parodies, anecdotes and assorted humor have been collected from friends and websites across the Internet. This humor is light-hearted and sometimes slightly offensive to the easily-offended, so you are forewarned. It is all workplace-safe.

Humor #1, #2, #3














  • 88 Constellations in the Sky
  • 1 Control Grid in a Triode Vacuum Tube
  • 5/8 Centigrade Degree per Fahrenheit Degree
  • 2 Semiconductor Junctions in an NPN Transistor
  • 3 Decibels per Factor of 2 (Power)
  • 6 Decibels per Factor of 2 (Voltage)
  • 16 Ounces in a Pound
  • 2 Parallel Conductors in a Ladder Line
  • 2080 Man-Hours in a Man-Year
  • 6 Simple Machines
  • 180 Degrees around the Smith Chart
  • 4 Quadrants in a Cartesian Coordinate Graph
  • 9 Planets in the Solar System (Including Pluto)
  • 17 Elementary Particles in the Standard Model
  • 98 Elements in the Periodic Table (Naturally-Occurring)
  • An Octave per Factor of 2
  • 2 Plates in a Capacitor
  • Transistor Discovered in 1948 by Bardeen, Brattain and Shockley
  • 3 Resistors in a Pi or Tee Attenuator
  • 75 Ohm Characteristic Impedance of an F-Type Coaxial Connector
  • 1 Cycle per Second in a Hertz
  • 4 Sides on a Quad Antenna
  • 3 Ports on a Circulator
  • 2 Metal Layers on a Double-Sided Printed Circuit Board






Posted  February 8, 2015

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