Beyond metric

After seven years and nearly enough unwanted myki receipts to circumnavigate the planet, the days of receiving gratuitous public transport dockets may finally be over.
If two receipts were printed for every one of PTV’s 28,800,000 transactions each year since myki’s inception, the 19 centimetres of docket would stretch 38,304 kilometres, or nearly enough to loop Earth (about 40,000 kilometres).

An earlier version of this story said a line made of the unwanted receipts would reach to the moon. That figure calculated the number of receipts based on public transport trips, not transactions.

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“Stinking ‘seaweed island’ the size of Jamaica heads for Mexico”

Jamaica isn’t really that big is it?

fairly large if its made of seaweed I reckon.

Barbados probably would have been a better comparison

washing machines.


Clearly conveyed their point concisely going by the comments.

1 tram = 6 elephants

People obviously can relate more to being hit by 6 elephants than a tram, outside of Melbourne anyway

We have Rhinos…

How many :rhinoceros: to the :elephant: ?

Asian or African? Male or female? What season?

…and they skate. :skateboard: :metal:

98 football fields, not even trying for creativity.

A huge iceberg the size of Sydney has broken away from east Antarctica, but scientists aren’t blaming the fracture on climate change.

London is used as the unit here

Local TV on sunshine coast had it as nearly as big as Fraser Island

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It’s now twice a big as NYC. This is pretty lazy work by the ABC.

edit: think this is actually a different one, and is somewhat oldish news.

They could have at least converted to Sydney Harbours.

That’s 22 Sydney Harbours. Based on what was returned when searching “New York City size” and “Sydney Harbour size” respectively. Not sure which makes more sense in this instance though…