Re: Horsepower (was Re: Metric Time (was Re: Why not 13 months? (Was La Systeme Metrique))

A.J.Cribbin (
16 Oct 1995 14:31:22 GMT

: In <45jpra$2l5@cnn.Princeton.EDU> davelee@davelee (David H. Lee)
: writes:
: >horsepower?! what does a horse have to do with power?
: >etc.

The "horsepower" was based on an estimate of what a horse
would be capable of achieving.

Actually a horse has about 10 horsepower...

Don't ask me for a cite, it's in a back issue of New Scientist
which I keep in of the stacks of New Scientist magazines that
I am storing in boxes behind a large (and full) wardrobe...