|THE INTERNET PLASMA PHYSICS EDUCATION EXPERIENCE|
The Definition of a Calorie!A calorie is defined as the amount of energy it takes to raise 1 gram of water (which is about 1 cubic centimeter -- about a thimble full) 1 degrees Celsius.
Calories you hear about in food are actually kilocalories (1000 calories).
So if a twinkie has 300 food calories,
it could raise 300 kilograms of water 1 degrees celsius (that's impressive!).
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