How many tyrannosaurs in a gallon of gasoline?
Friday, 1/Dec/2006 : 11:37AM
A bout 1/460th, apparently.
Posted by jonathan at December 1, 2006 11:37 AM
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I sit here wondering, Mr Sanderson, what you do all day to be asking the question in the first place ;)
Posted by: Al at December 1, 2006 12:58 PM
And I want to know how many you get in a gallon of liquified petroleum gas and bitumen.
Posted by: Daniel at December 1, 2006 1:05 PM
Sorry, found the relevant link now. So what are you doing?
Posted by: Daniel at December 1, 2006 1:23 PM
Er... I friend of mine has been doing some lovely back-of-the-envelope calculations (eg: total distance travelled by the particles in 1 cubic centimetre of air in one second?), and they feel like different sorts of work to most of the things out there. I'm trying to encourage him to do more of them, to what end I'm not yet sure. This is just something I stumbled across today, and made me think of him.
All perfectly reasonable.
Posted by: Jonathan Sanderson at December 1, 2006 2:31 PM
Ahh, perfectly reasonable. As long as these back-of-envelope calculations are over pint's of Riding, and hickory smoked peanuts! Or lashing of Guinness ;)
I wish we had those sort of problems, rather than a 2 hour worthless discussion on how to fill in expenses :(
Posted by: Al at December 2, 2006 10:01 AM