Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Calculating with

I was trying to determine how many times all the DNA in our bodies, if stretched out and laid end to end, would go back and forth to the sun. Don't ask why. I just think about these things so you don't have to. Each cell contains six feet of DNA, our bodies contain 100 trillion cells, the sun is 93 million miles away... the numbers were too big for my calculators, so I thought I'd try Google. I entered:

((6 ft * 100 trillion) / 93,000,000 miles)/2

and out popped my answer, 611. Google calculator does all the unit conversions for us. Very cool.

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