Dimensions is the unit of measurement of measurements
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What is the logic behind using "Calories" as the unit of measurement of measuring the energy inside of foods that humans are capable of utilizing?

If a calorie measures how much energy was required to raise one gram of water one degree Celsius, why would we use calories to measure energy in food we eat? If I recall correctly, a calorimeter is the device used, at least in the past, not sure about the present, to measure the amount of calories inside of food, and it would do this by burning the food. Why do we apply this human digestion? I believe I read somewhere that today we just figure out the macronutritents of foods (protein, carbohydrates, and fats) and just add those up to figure out the calories, but why a calorie?

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Units of measurement according to documentaries starter pack
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Today I used, "about half of a pug deep" as a unit of measurement describing how much snow I got at my house.
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TIL of the Helen, a unit of measurement based on Helen of Troy. She was known as "the face that launched a thousand ships", therefore 1 milliHelen is the amount of beauty needed to launch a single ship. The negative Helen is the power to beach ships. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helβ¦
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Do you find people on mainland Europe use units of distance/measurement more than those on the Irish & British Isles?

I've bloomed to full adulthood without having to use units of distance/measurement except when a mainland European happens to use them.

If someone asked me how far away something was I'd tell them in time, because something might be 10km away but if the road there is windy and bendy then it'll take you longer to get there. Surely what you actually want to know is how long you'll spend en route, not the exact distance you'll travel?

If describing how big something is I'll just say it's the size of my thumb, a cat, a house, etc.

Once I was visiting Germany and the B&B owner wrote precise directions "leave train station, turn left, walk 10 metres forward, turn right, cross the road for 3 metres, turn left, walk 10 metres", when all they had to say was "walk out of the train station, look diagonally left, and you'll see a blue house, number 15".

Today talking to a French person they said to leave "2mm" of space between the coffee and the top of the cup, instead of just "leave a small bit of space".

I've never once in my life seen the need for using precise measurements, am I the only one noticing this is particularly mainland behaviour? I'm willing to accept I've been living in a bubble.

Edit:

Another enlightening example

Had to change trains in a German train station, with only 10 minutes to do so. Called station to see if I would have enough time.

Me: I have 10 mins to change, is that enough?

German: The other train is 5 metres away.

Ok, the two trains are physically 5 metres apart from one another, but is there a barrier in the way? Do I have to go around a long winding passage just to get to the other train on another quay? A unit of distance tells me nothing! A unit of time contains more info: it will take 2 minutes to change trains. Clear, understandable.

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What an odd unit of measurement
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...TBH, I hadnβt realised that the βaverage size of baby cows in Co. Monaghanβ was even thing before today; never mind being such a universally and well understood metric in Ireland that RTΓ would adopted it as a new unit of measurement to help explain βscaleβ in climate science news stories
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Units of measurement
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Nice to see Bedfordshire has become a recognised unit of measurement
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This now a standard unit of measurement. Get used to it libtards.
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Why are Centilitres not a more commonly used unit of measurement over Millilitres?

I swear the only thing I ever see measured in centilitres is alcohol and almost everything up to a litre is measured in millilitres.

Who decided that 500ml is better than 50cl? Or 750ml bottles are better than 75cl?

This will keep me up tonight..

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Does anyone else use dumb units of measurement?

I've bought some Sega Stock because I have a feeling P5 scramble will do well. I described it to somebody as "I own 1 quill of Sonic the Hedgehog."

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Do you think the UK should adapt metric units of measurement for roads and vehicles?

So for distance and speed. Yes or no? Why?

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Turns out design creep and units of measurement have been causing problems since the 1620s ... youtu.be/6UDsVi5m0HE
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Does anyone else use Rhode Island as a unit of measurement?

It might sound weird but whenever I hear a number over a million I tend to to think of the population of RI which is basically 1 million. For example say in the news they say that such and such has 5 million infected, my monkey brain immediately thinks: "wow that's 5 rhode islands!" Anyone else? Just me?

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A 9'x10' wall took me the length of one Genesis album to remove hardware, patch, tape and paint. My new unit of time measurement for my home projects is now an "ABACAB"
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For those of you still doing the "Spare Some Change for Gas?" trophy, when you search for a race online, the loading screen shows you your distance driven. I'm unsure of the unit of measurement being used though. Any guesses? I still don't have the trophy so it can't be miles or KM
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βDogsβ is a unit of measurement apparently.
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Our Queen is a unit of measurement now πππ
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TIL about the micromort, a unit of measurement that measures the chance of death for any action. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micβ¦
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Can some tell me the unit of measurement of micro dosing shrooms and el Es D? I wanna know whatβs a good microdosing size for psyche.
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You can instantly convert any unit of measurement into any other unit of measurement

Cm to ft, inches to mm, nautical miles to bananas.

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"Purple lines are a unit of measurement"-a very wise (and thicc) man
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LPT: If you think thereβs a risk someone might be able to identify you on reddit, use different units of measurement to throw people off. E.g use metric instead of imperial or vice versa.
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Shane Helms: "I hear talks about ratings in wrestling more than any other show that exist. It's such a vague unit of measurement with all the different ways you can actually get it. To fans that's a measurement of how good the show was and that's not true at all." youtu.be/z5k0WrmLFqQ?t=35β¦
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6 Weird Units of Measurement We're Still Using for Some Reason youtube.com/watch?v=IcLZqβ¦
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Football fields, the best unit of measurement
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If you could invent a Unit measurement to measure the intelligence of an Ai what would it be ?
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What is a "zip" as a unit of measurement?

"Add 10 zips of fresh nutmeg". What the fuck? Google search is coming up empty too.

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One of the Monean underwater measurement devices from S5:E9 is also in S5:E15 as a Borg auto-regeneration unit
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Connor McDavid: hockey superstar & unit of Iguana measurement
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new units of measurements
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So huddersfield council has put these banners up around town, and decided that lions are the best unit of measurement for social distancing
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In 1975, President Ford signed the Metric Conversion Act into law. It detailed, among other things. voluntary adoption of metric measurements. 45 years later, we have a confusing mix of Imperial and metric units throughout the culture. Is it time to change? What do you think about it?

A few examples that come to mind:

• We buy gasoline in gallons, but soda bottles are sold in liters.
• We drive in miles, but track and swimming events are raced in meters.
• Medicine is always milligrams, but we tell our doctors how many pounds we weigh.

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New unit of measurement in the alternate universe of academic time
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New unit of measurement
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What's the deal with bananas being a unit of measurement on reddit?

E.g https://old.reddit.com/r/mildlyinteresting/comments/l02kk5/chopped_down_a_tree_with_a_machete/ and a million others, WHY a banana? because they come in different sizes.

Confused in California :)

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Why does Excel use different units of measurement for cell height and cell width, and how do I fix it?

If I was asked to draw a map, and I scaled the East-West dimension in miles and the North-South dimension in leagues, would you buy that map from me? No matter how I turn this over in my head, it makes zero sense, solves zero imaginable problems, and only makes things unnecessarily difficult. What is the reason for this decision?

Also, how do I get perfectly square cells? I tried the "switch to page layout and the ruler becomes inches" method and it isn't working. As soon as I switch back to normal view, everything is wonky again.

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Inconsistent units of measurement across brands (can't even convert between them without knowing density)
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Weirdly specific question because I'm a bit of a data nerd: what unit of measurement is the Size column in?

I'd like to calculate how many gigs of nonfiction I have, but while Calibre provides a numerical value for 'Size' it doesn't tell me what the unit of measurement is. Bytes? Kilobytes? Does it include all the data with the entry (cover, multiple formats, etc) or is it just the data of the text the first instance the book was imported?

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Hertz, Fahrenheit, Richter, Hertz, and other units of measurement are names of real people. Which units of measurement have living heirs?
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π€︎ u/GromainRosjean
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Name at least 20 units of measurement.
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What unit of measurement do most people not know exists?
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