Stage One: It was necessary to find out what "The Gannet" did understand…being Australian his reply came as no surprise... “Sport and barbeques mate”
Stage Two: The only heating related aspect of his reply was the Barbie, so I asked what his favourite food was and the size of Barbie... “Prawns and 14.6kW whatever the heck that means”
Stage Three: The calculations commenced and the results were announced - one kilowatt hour will cook 450 King Prawns. The Gannet was delighted, but what does it mean? A typical household that uses around 22000kWh per year could have cooked 1 Million Prawns...
Here is a handy cut out and keep guide:
Energy used in kW/hour
Energy used in Prawns/hour
So my message to all down-underers is to remember every time you leave your computer or television unattended for an hour you could have cooked 45 prawns!!!!
Set Changeworks a challenge: post a comment with your favourite food and we will calculate your very own unit of energy!
Editors note: No prawns were harmed in the writing of this blog