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wolf_meister
06-08-2005, 09:01 PM
There was a recent thread similar to this but it only mentioned about the Google converter being versatile, etc.
So, how about a challenge? (Strictly for fun of course).
Let's see who can come up with the weirdest conversion that Goggle can actually calculate. (Let's stay away from fortnights and furlongs - those have been worked to death).

Okay, here's my first entry:
443.471026 (carats per US fluid ounce) = 3.0 × 1012 stones per (cubic nautical mile)

Granted, "carats per US fluid ounce" to "stones per cubic nautical mile" is a very common conversion we probably have to calculate every day but heck - we have to start somewhere.

Wonko The Sane
06-08-2005, 10:26 PM
Can we have a link? I can't seem to find a "google converter", but I'm tired, so that could be the issue as well.

Squink
06-08-2005, 10:58 PM
3 (rods per millisecond) = 90 720 000 furlongs per fortnight (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&q=3+rods+per+millisecond+in+furlongs+per+fortnight&btnG=Search)

Robot Arm
06-08-2005, 11:07 PM
1 mile per gallon = 0.18731261 light-years per cubic mile

Queen Bruin
06-08-2005, 11:24 PM
40 (angstroms per minute) = 1.30723765 × 10^-06 miles per year

Electronic Chaos
06-08-2005, 11:46 PM
42 (cubits per hour) = 4.31289616 × 10-08 Astronomical Units per fortnight

Squink
06-08-2005, 11:55 PM
1 Imperial pint = 1.93417364 × 10-53 cubic Parsecs

whatsittoya
06-09-2005, 03:39 AM

whatsittoya
06-09-2005, 03:41 AM
Oops, I didn't look at the other thread. Somebody already pointed that one out.

Derleth
06-09-2005, 04:15 AM
5 (furlongs per fortnight) = 8.50414967 × 10-11 Parsecs per century

For some reason, it won't tell me 20 psi in ounces per acre.

Derleth
06-09-2005, 04:26 AM
According to the units program installed on my Linux box, 20 pound/in^2 = 2.0072528e+09 oz/acre.

(units rules, Google drools! Svaha! :p)

cabdude
06-09-2005, 05:52 AM
3 000 (spans per lunar month) = 4 638 099.83 fathoms per millenium

I wanted to use chains, but no dice.

ultrafilter
06-09-2005, 10:35 AM
Oddly, Google won't do 9.8 meters per second squared in miles per hour squared.

The Unkempt One
06-09-2005, 10:45 AM
the speed of light = 3.72461748 × 10^18 inches per decade

Robot Arm
06-09-2005, 12:44 PM
Ah, but can anybody come up with unusual units that are roughly equivalent? Mine are within one order of magnitude.

wolf_meister
06-09-2005, 07:03 PM
Well Robot Arm, I decided to fool around with my original entry and came up with this handy dandy conversion factor:
1 carat per cubic inch = 0.183676559 stones per cubic cubit

Yours is slightly closer to equality though.

However, I think the units I chose were a lot more unusual.
Miles per gallon is a relatively common (though archaic) way of expressing gas mileage.
Does anybody measure density in carats per cubic inch or stones per cubic cubit? Well if they do, they now know how to convert it. :D

Anyway, I like the challenge you have presented to the SDMB.

Okay let's try to have conversions that are:
1) Within a factor of ten of each other
2) in the wackiest, most arcane, obscure units and
3) can still be converted by Google.

(cubic cubits surprised the Hell out of me. Google can really calculate that)

Squink
06-09-2005, 07:35 PM
(cubic cubits surprised the Hell out of me. Google can really calculate that)
It does math on those odd units too:
(1 US bushel) + (1 US peck) = 0.46090966 cubic cubits