Item #: SCP-XXXX
Object Class: Euclid
Special Containment Procedures: Due to Incident XXXX-1 no references to SCP-XXXX or it's documents are to be made using Metric Units of Measurement, no matter how far the reference is made from SCP-XXXX's containment site. All measurements related to SCP-XXXX and it's documents are to be conducted with the US Customary System.
SCP-XXXX is to be isolated at it's point of discovery 137 miles from ???????, South Africa. A triple layer 3x3x3ft reinforced steel case is to be secured over SCP-XXXX to limit the spread of SCP-XXXX-2 and maintenance is to be conducted on a bi-weekly basis. Personnel are to maintain a distance of at least 43.7 miles from SCP-XXXX at all times. Any civilians attempting to enter a 50 mile radius of SCP-XXXX must be turned away under the impression that they are entering a bomb testing site. Any civilians found within the 50 mile radius are to be interrogated, administered Class-B amnestics and released.
Under no circumstances are Metric Units of Measurement to be used (Including those marked on paper or objects) within a 50 mile proximity of SCP-XXXX. All on-site staff must be hired from a pool of personnel not fluent in the Metric system.
Description: SCP-XXXX is a lone Helianthus Tuberosus Sunflower baring an unnatural pattern of white and blue pigment in it's petals. Any Metric Units of Measurement used within a 50 mile radius of SCP-XXXX will trigger the object's anomalous properties. When activated, SCP-XXXX releases a large pressure wave similar to that of an explosion which travels for approximately 50 miles; permanently deafening individuals within the aforementioned radius by severely damaging the Tympanic Membrane (eardrum) and killing those within a 24.5 mile radius by disrupting the heart-beat and damaging internal organs. This pressure wave also spreads a microscopic spore referred to as SCP-XXXX-2 which causes immediate growth of new SCP-XXXX instances on the surface in which SCP-XXXX-2 has settled, disregarding the fertility of said surface (See Test Log XXXX-A). SCP-XXXX's reaction can also be triggered by making reference to SCP-XXXX or it's documents in which the Metric system is included (See Addendum XXXX-1).
Addendum XXXX-1: Incident XXXX-1 was caused when Senior Researcher: Dr. ??????? wrote the original document's containment procedures while being transported to ???????, ??? miles away from SCP-XXXX's containment area using Metric Units of Measurement. On-Site staff suffered ??? casualties including ?? deaths before Dr. ??????? was informed of the incident through radio communication and was restrained. Containment procedures revised following this incident.
Test Log XXXX-A:
All on-site staff evacuated to a 60 mile radius. Steel case removed for testing.
Item: One (1) Wooden Chair
Trigger: Dr. ?????? wrote: ”SCP-XXXX weighs 0.23??” from 60 miles away.
Result: SCP-XXXX released the pressure wave and spread SCP-XXXX-2. The item sprouted three (3) new SCP-XXXX instances.
Item: One (1) 10lb Steel Cube
Trigger: Dr. ?????? wrote: ”SCP-XXXX is 30?? in length.” from 60 miles away.
Result: SCP-XXXX released the pressure wave and spread SCP-XXXX-2. The item sprouted seven (7) new SCP-XXXX instances.
Trigger: D-7305 falsely proclaimed that his genitalia was 57?? in length from 45 miles away.
Result: SCP-XXXX released the pressure wave and spread SCP-XXXX-2. Tympanic membrane ruptured, D-7305 deafened. Six (6) new instances of SCP-XXXX sprouted on various points of D-7305's body. Subject expressed pain and distress, subject removed for further analysis.
Note: D-7305's body became rapidly dehydrated until death occurred. An autopsy was conducted to pinpoint the cause of death. SCP-XXXX's roots absorbed the moisture of D-7305's body at a higher rate than it could be produced.