Photo by Matt Roth
Cookie Dough is probably Molossia's most valuable resource. Not only is the country's currency, the Valora, based on it's (super)market value, but it's also used in the Kokintz System to measure weight. One Fenwick is based on a large tube of Pillsbury Cookie Dough. The Norton, is the length of the President's hand (roughly 7 inches), and the Zenda is the unit of measurement for temperature, which is currently based off the height of Marilyn Monroe. Back in 2007, when the Kokintz system was first implemented, the Zenda was based on the height of Molossia's former first lady, who now lives in Texas, but Marilyn Monroe is the same height -- and lets be honest -- a funnier reference.
Here's an explanation of the names from Molossia.org: "The names for these units of measurement derive from various movies that feature fictional nations, as well as other micronational icons. The Norton is, of course, named after Emperor Norton I, Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico, the 'patron saint' of micronationalism. The Fenwick, and its subunit, the Bascomb, are named for the Duchy of Grand Fenwick, from the book and movie 'The Mouse That Roared'. The Simms and its subunit, the Parador, are named for the movie, 'Moon Over Parador', while the Zenda is named for the movie 'The Prisoner of Zenda'.