# Horsepower

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 585977.  Sat Jul 18, 2009 2:49 pm A horse can produce just below 15hp, and a human can produce 1.2hp... apparently in short bursts. Sustainably, a horse produces less than one horsepower and humans produce 0.1hp. Theres plenty more that can be said about it than that though, I just thought animal species in comparison would be interesting :) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horsepower and http://auto.howstuffworks.com/horsepower.htm for references.

 585988.  Sat Jul 18, 2009 3:28 pm watt?

585990.  Sat Jul 18, 2009 3:37 pm

 mckeonj wrote: watt?

Well said.

 586079.  Sat Jul 18, 2009 7:05 pm "How many horsepower can a horse produce?" is a rather nice question.

 586084.  Sat Jul 18, 2009 7:07 pm Depends how efficiently you can burn it.

 586090.  Sat Jul 18, 2009 7:13 pm There you are: a gag already, you see.

 586430.  Sun Jul 19, 2009 10:31 am Talking of horse power, and cars:

586435.  Sun Jul 19, 2009 10:41 am

 Quote: 1 British (mechanical) horsepower is equivalent to 7.457 x 10^2 Watts or 550 ft lbf s^-1. 1 metric horsepower is equivalent to 7.355 x 10^2 Watts. Electrical horsepower is defined as exactly 746 Watts ie 7.46 x 10^2 Watts. Boiler horsepower, though not used these days, is 9.8095 x 10^3 Watts - more than 13 times the value of mechanical horsepower.

 587147.  Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:23 pm The most interesting out of all of these posts has to be in particular; the car with the horse within it walking on a treadmill... That is an awesome, though probably a horribly flawed idea :) I dont know how you managed to find shit like that... even for the internets standards :)

 587300.  Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:26 am An alternative version of horsepower is donkeypower, which is humourous metric version equal to 250 watts or 0.3353 horsepower. Source

 587332.  Tue Jul 21, 2009 7:41 am

 587344.  Tue Jul 21, 2009 7:57 am That reminds me of the days of Need For Speed III: Hot Persuit :( Back when NFS was good you see -_- Can you crash the cars in the same way on NFS Amish Horsepower?? :P Or have annoying american police chase you like in hot persuit?

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