Google Calculator

I resisted posting about the Google Calculator until I found out about its “undocumented” features. does such a great job in his post that I’m quoting verbatim here:

Google’s new calculator is a fun diversion, with several undocumented new features. Here’s a few. (Kottke has some more impractical uses. Please post more as you find them.)

  • How long can you play a 30GB iPod without repeating a song? Answer: 18.2 days
  • How much hard drive space does one hour of 128kbps MP3s consume? Answer: 56.25 megabytes
  • How many seconds in a decade? Answer: 315,569,260
  • 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit in Celsius? Answer: 37 degrees
  • How many feet in a smoot? Answer: 5.58 (via Ryan)
  • What’s the answer to life, the universe and everything? Answer: 42
  • What’s the answer to life, the universe and everything multiplied by the speed of light divided by three teaspoons? Answer: 8.51523871 × 1014 m-2 s-1
  • What’s the speed of a Delorean going back in time? Answer: 47,600,819,200 m3 kg/s4 (via Cam)

There are other web search features, some of which I hadn’t heard about and are pretty cool…

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