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Author: sparky_wbc
Time: 05/05/09 08:11 PST
This is a reply to message no. 1 by wuby
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Has anybody heard of a unit called snail?

Ninjatron,

Good catch on the factor of 12. 

I'd only add a clarification that I consider the definition of a snail to be:

1 lbf*sec^2/in, where lbf is a pound-force.  I always avoid using the unit abbreviation lb, as it is ambiguous and could be used to represent a pound-force (lbf) or a pound-mass (lbm).

And just for fun, I'd like to propose a new unit, that will likely never need to be used by anyone for any practical analysis.  I call it the whorl.

1whorl=1 lbf*sec^2/(0.001in)=1000lbf*sec^2/in

The narrow mouthed Whorl snail is only about the size of a grain of sand:
Narrow Mouthed Whorl Snail.

 

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