[Tig] A new BRRE unit.

Ian Richardson ian.richardson
Mon Feb 21 00:21:53 GMT 2005


I have a Barn and a Shed......connected by a long line of
empty BRRE containers called a 'Tinny' or colectively 'Tinnies',
by inference a much smaller unit than the 'Shed'.......
A nano guitar  Mmmmmmm.

cheers, from downunder


Peter Swinson wrote:

> Thanks to Sean McKee and Digital Vision AB for supporting the TIG.
> --
> In the UK journal , New Scientist, page 88, 22 Jan 05, reference to what
> must be the world's smallest units is compared to a litre of beer.
> 
> The Unit is "The Barn" that's the effective cross sectional area of a
> atomic nucleus. (I'm not kidding, this is a  real scientific unit.)
> 
> The author then nominally states
> 
> "Assumig a  unit of  'A Hubble'  is 10 to power 9 light years. (Not to be
> confused with the Hubble Constant), The author calculates that
> the Hubble-Barn (volume) works out at just less than one of those new
> fangled litre thingies.
> So drinking 2 pints of beer is like emptying a bottle the length of the
> universe with a cross sectional area of a medium sized nucleus" 
> So now we know. 
> 
> Peter Swinson
> 
> btw the article states a sub unit of the barn, The Shed, which is much much
> smaller than the Barn, 10 to the power -24 times smaller.
> 
> Do I remmber a nano guitar thread sometime last year, Well now think even
> smaller!
> 
> 
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