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Google Calculator Mistake

Is this a mistake in Google's calculator: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&q=1+kilojoule+in+calories

1 kiloJoule = 239.005736 calories

Fatboy Slim
Monday, August 30, 2004

That seems correct.

Schlimm Boy, Fett
Monday, August 30, 2004

Surely correct

Alex from there
Monday, August 30, 2004

What about this one then?

"In many countries outside of the US and UK, food energy is measured by the kilojoule. 1 calorie (technically kiloCalorie) = 4.2 kilojoules."

http://www.freedieting.com/calories_nutrition.htm

Fatboy Slim
Monday, August 30, 2004

well, if

1 kiloJoule = 239.005736 calories
then
4.2 kilojoule equally roughly 1000 cal = 1 kcal.

  -tim

John
Monday, August 30, 2004

>> In many countries outside of the US and UK,
>> food energy is measured by the kilojoule.
>> 1 calorie (technically kiloCalorie) = 4.2 kilojoules.

I've no idea why that guy had equated "calorie" with "kiloCalorie" :-)
but all the rest is correct, 1 calorie == 4.18 joules

Alex from there
Monday, August 30, 2004

You're all a bunch of dorks.

Mr. Fancypants
Monday, August 30, 2004

It sounds like a compliment on your yucky yakking mouth, thank yah...

Alex from there
Monday, August 30, 2004

For future reference, a kilocalorie is often referred to as a Calorie (capital "C").  Measuring things in calories (lowercase "c") is often cumbersome.

To verify the difference yourself, run the same Google calculation with an upppercase "C" Calorie.  Watch that decimal point shift.

Lou
Monday, August 30, 2004

Food calories are actually kilocalories.  See this page:

http://www.webster-dictionary.org/definition/calorie

J. D. Trollinger
Monday, August 30, 2004

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