The Facebook Flick and Other Strange Units of Measurement

The Facebook Flick and Other Strange Units of Measurement

\" \" What are some of the weirdest units of measurement out there? LueratSatichob/Getty ImagesA Facebook engineer made headlines in January 2018 when he introduced a new unit of measuring time. It's called a flick or \"frame-tick,\" and according to its chief inventor, Christopher Horvath, a flick is the smallest unit of time that's larger than a nanosecond, precisely 1/705,600,000 of a second. The flick is far from the only oddball unit of measurement out there. (Technically, the official unit of measurement for the biological effect of radiation exposure is a sievert, but what fun is that?)

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