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Unit of Measure: 1 warp = 4 herrings

In the realm of bizarre units of measurement, there is one that takes top prize: the warp, equal to four herring. Really. According to the Encyclopaedia of Scientific Units, Weights and Measures: Their SI Equivalences and Origins, the warp is an “obsolete British unit used by fisherman to measure the number of herrings.”

I recommend the warp be used to measure consumption by old men at shul kiddush.