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Re: [Phys-l] Fun/cool unit conversion example?

You could use a hit Broadway song as an example (after playing it to the class):
"Seasons of Love" from the Musical "Rent"
pages 26-27

Larry Woolf

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From: [] On Behalf Of Jeff Loats
Sent: Monday, January 18, 2010 1:17 PM
To: Forum for Physics Educators
Subject: [Phys-l] Fun/cool unit conversion example?

On the first day of class I do a brief example to illustrate unit conversion
(snore) and I usually spice it up by making it very silly (such as density
measured in gigaslugs per parsec cubed).
I thought I would ask here to see if anyone had a neat unit conversion
example that left you with a sense of "huh, I didn't know that" or "that was
cool!" or something similar.