Useful Cooking Unit Conversion

In summary, a hollow rectangular tube with a cross-sectional area of 1 barn and a length of 1 megaparsec can hold approximately 2/3 of a teaspoon of material, but it is difficult to fit in a kitchen drawer. A followup question asks about the fraction of neutrinos that make it to the end and their flavor. It is believed that if the tube is hermetically sealed, the neutrinos would be sterile. Another followup question asks if the dark matter on the spoon would make the cake heavier. The answer is that almost no neutrinos make it to the end and they would get bored quickly. The discussion also touches on the different shapes of tubes and the practicality of adding a teaspoon of something
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A hollow rectangular tube with cross-sectional area of 1 barn and a length of 1 megaparsec will hold a quantity of material of approximately 2/3 of a teaspoon.
 
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Its hard to fit it in the kitchen drawer, though.
 
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That‘s a really fine ground.
 
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George Jones said:
A hollow rectangular tube with cross-sectional area of 1 barn and a length of 1 megaparsec will hold a quantity of material of approximately 2/3 of a teaspoon.
Followup question - what fraction of neutrinos make it to the end? What is the flavor? :-p
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Tricky to get the last few drops out of the bottom. And you just know that they made the neck a bit narrower where the screw thread is, so it's hard to get your megaparsec long handled spoon in there.
 
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Astronuc said:
Followup question - what fraction of neutrinos make it to the end? What is the flavor? :-p
:biggrin:
Well if it's a hermetically sealed container they ought to be sterile neutrinos.
 
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You all missed the crucial point: Will the dark matter on the spoon make the cake heavier?
 
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Astronuc said:
Followup question - what fraction of neutrinos make it to the end?
Almost none. They get bored relatively quickly...
 
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hutchphd said:
Its hard to fit it in the kitchen drawer, though.
You have to throw it in at ## \left (\sqrt {1-2.6\times10^{-46}} \right ) c ##.
 
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George Jones said:
A hollow rectangular tube with cross-sectional area
As opposed to a hollow cylindrical tube? :devil:
 
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Barn doors are square. A barn is therefore a unit of rectilinear area.
 
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Just sayin'.
 
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Hardly practical if you are cooking in a hurry, adding a teaspoon of anything takes almost 5 years.
 
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Shouldn't it be 5 million?
 
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Yep, missed that "mega" part, my bad.

So it is even worse.
 
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No fast food here...
 

Related to Useful Cooking Unit Conversion

1. What is a cooking unit conversion?

A cooking unit conversion is the process of converting a measurement from one unit to another, such as converting from cups to grams or from tablespoons to milliliters. This is often necessary when following a recipe that uses different units of measurement than what you are familiar with.

2. Why is it important to know how to convert cooking units?

Knowing how to convert cooking units is important for accuracy and consistency in cooking. Different units of measurement can result in different amounts of ingredients, which can significantly affect the outcome of a dish. Additionally, many recipes from different countries may use different units of measurement, so knowing how to convert can allow you to try a wider variety of dishes.

3. What are some common cooking unit conversions?

Some common cooking unit conversions include: cups to milliliters, tablespoons to teaspoons, ounces to grams, and pounds to kilograms. It is also helpful to know how to convert between dry and liquid measurements, such as converting from cups to ounces.

4. How can I easily convert cooking units?

There are many online conversion calculators and apps that can easily convert cooking units for you. You can also use conversion charts or formulas to convert units manually. It is important to double check your conversions to ensure accuracy.

5. Are there any tips for converting cooking units?

One tip for converting cooking units is to use a kitchen scale for more accurate measurements, especially for dry ingredients. It is also helpful to keep a conversion chart or calculator on hand for quick and easy conversions. Additionally, it is important to pay attention to the units used in the original recipe and make sure you are converting to the correct units.

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