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Author: Ninjatron
Time: 12/13/07 10:34 PST
This is a reply to message no. 30 by ogata
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Has anybody heard of a unit called snail?

Great explaination ogata, except for a small (but very important typo):

1 slug = lb-sec^2/ft

1 snail = lb-sec^2/in

so,

[lb-sec^2/ft][ft/(12*in)] = lb-sec^2/in

[lb-sec^2/ft] = [lb-sec^2/in][12*in/ft]

1 slug = 12 snails

and conversely

1 snail = 1/12 slugs

This is the reverse of what you have written (it only took 7 years for someone to catch this error).

It should also be noted that in some circles this unit is called a "blob".  Aside form the typo, great reply!

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