My car is how many GERBIL POWER?

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My car is how many GERBIL POWER?

Postby quizzicalteenager » Sat Mar 20, 2004 11:42 am

A friend and I had the grand idea to try to determine how many gerbil power our cars are. We thought 'if it is measured in horse power, why not just change the animal.' This posed a very real problem: what exactly is 1 hp and how would we test to see what 1 gp (gerbil power) equals? We lucked out... At [url]http://www.landsharkoz.com/tt/tthp.htm [/url], if you search for the word 'gerbil' you will see that according to them: Similarly a Watt is specified as 1 Newton-Metre per Second. (Approximately one gerbil-power). So we figured that if one watt is approximately 1 gp, then all you need to do is convert your car's hp and see how many watts it is. My car has 104400 gp if you were curious. Anyway, my friend and I suggest that this be added to the website becuase... well... its interesting to us. Thanks!
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Re: My car is how many GERBIL POWER?

Postby Knight » Tue Mar 23, 2004 12:49 am

quizzicalteenager wrote:A friend and I had the grand idea to try to determine how many gerbil power our cars are. We thought 'if it is measured in horse power, why not just change the animal.' This posed a very real problem: what exactly is 1 hp and how would we test to see what 1 gp (gerbil power) equals? We lucked out... At http://www.landsharkoz.com/tt/tthp.htm, if you search for the word 'gerbil' you will see that according to them: Similarly a Watt is specified as 1 Newton-Metre per Second. (Approximately one gerbil-power). So we figured that if one watt is approximately 1 gp, then all you need to do is convert your car's hp and see how many watts it is. My car has 104400 gp if you were curious. Anyway, my friend and I suggest that this be added to the website becuase... well... its interesting to us. Thanks!
Cute. Now you'll need to come up with a primary and secondary standard. Once you get those, I'll try really hard to convince Sergy that he should include the unit...
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