When someone says units of measurement, we usually think about the meter, kilometer, hour, second, liter, grams and other common units. But there are many other measurement indexes which are not so common yet they are still in use. Some units of measurement, such as popsicle index or big mac index, seem more like food items rather than an index for measurement. Here are ten such bizarre units of measurement you won’t believe are real.
1. Popsicle Index
It is a quality-of-life measurement based on the percentage of parents who feel that their child can leave home alone, go to the nearest store to buy a popsicle, and come back safely.
Global financial systems affect a person’s well-being and their quality of life. The “Popsicle Index” is a unit of measurement that is a measure of people’s assessment of their quality of life. The Popsicle Index is based on gut level feelings of the people who have intimate knowledge of a place rather than facts and figures. For example, if you feel that 50% of your neighbors believe a child in your neighborhood would be safe to go out and buy a popsicle alone, then your Popsicle Index is 50%. The purpose of the Popsicle Index is to inspire continuous conversation and learning in every neighborhood and village on earth about what it means to feel safe and secure where you live and work. It also indicates how much we feel physically free to wander and roam without concern.(1,2)