Commit 884b2a5b authored by Jonathan Harker's avatar Jonathan Harker

Add some gnarly units questions, update .gitignore

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Category: Units
Question: What does the SI unit weber (Wb) measure?
Tip: m....... f...
Answer: magnetic flux
Author: DoctorLard
Category: Units
Question: Four gills in a ....?
Tip: It's an Imperial unit.
Tip: You might ask for one at the pub.
Tip: p...
Answer: pint
Author: DoctorLard
Category: Units
Question: Ten chains in a ....?
Tip: It's an Imperial unit of length.
Tip: f......
Answer: furlong
Author: DoctorLard
Category: Units
Question: Four .... in a chain?
Tip: An obscure Imperial unit of length.
Tip: Equal to 5½ yards.
Tip: r..
RegExp: (rod|pole|perch)
Answer: Rod (or Pole, or Perch)
Author: DoctorLard
Category: Units
Question: Eight .... in a mile?
Tip: An Imperial unit of length.
Tip: Equal to 220 yards.
Tip: f......
Answer: Furlong
Author: DoctorLard
Category: Units
Question: A perch is unit of area equivalent to a square pole. A pole is another name for a rod, and there are ten chains to a furlong and four rods to a chain. A rood is a quarter acre, and there are 160 perches to an acre. If a property area is one rood and half a furlong on one side, how long is the other side, in rods?
Tip: Less than you might think.
Tip: Whatever. Google won't help you either.
Level: hard
Answer: 2
Author: DoctorLard
Question: How many pennies in a half crown?
Answer: 30
Author: DoctorLard
Category: Units
Question: What is the old English surveying unit of area, defined as one furlong by one rod?
Tip: There are four of them to an acre.
Tip: r...
Answer: rood
Author: DoctorLard
Category: Units
Question: What is the SI prefix that denotes a multiplier of ten to the negative eighteenth power (10¯¹⁸)?
Tip: It's used really really small quantities.
Tip: a...
Answer: atto
Author: DoctorLard
Category: Temporal anomalies
Question: How many times do the minute and hour hands on a clockface overlap in a 24 hour period?
Answer: 22
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