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    Musing of the day....

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Tristan's Opa, Dec 25, 2018.

    When referencing "the number of M&Ms required to power a human brain", in scientific terms, should one use biology as a base? Or perhaps chemistry? Physics? :superthink:
     
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    Bio-chemistry I think. Though it will vary from person to person,
    since you have to consider caloric intake for the brain to get proper
    amount of energy from each M&M and multiply that by the amount
    needed to give off the amount of energy required to power a brain. :)
     
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    True. However, the process to breakdown the M&M and extract the calories is one part and could bio-chem process or physics depending on the process used. Then you have the transmittal and absorption....
     
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    Well I took one route, but you can use physics. So how many M&Ms does it take
    to produce about 100 W for the whole process so the brain gets 20 W?
    https://hypertextbook.com/facts/2001/JacquelineLing.shtml
     

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