[rescue] Shifted Sun GDM-500PS...

Phil Stracchino alaric at caerllewys.net
Sat Dec 20 18:08:13 CST 2003

On Fri, Nov 21, 2003 at 08:12:08PM -0700, biscjohn at locutus.isu.edu wrote:
> On Fri, 21 Nov 2003, Patrick Giagnocavo +1.717.201.3366 wrote:
> > Are those short tons, long tons, or metric tons?
> "tonnes" is Metric tons, pretty much by definition, and a long ton and a
> metric ton are the same thing.

Um, no.  Not quite.

The American, or short, ton is 2000lb.
The metric ton, or tonne, is 1000kg, or approximately 2205lb.
The Imperial, or long, ton is 2240lb.

For those who care, the long ton is divided into 20 hundredweight (cwt)
of 112lb, divided in turn into 8 stones (st) of 14lb each.  Don't ask me
why a stone is 8lb or why a hundredweight is 112lb, because I couldn't
tell you for the life of me.

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