I know that I’ve written about this in the past, but I love the Google’s currency converter feature so much that I thought I’d mention it here again. Besides, hardly any of you were reading me two years ago when I first mentioned this.
Anyway, in case you didn’t know, running a Google a search on:
XXX [currency units] in [different currency units]
will return the conversion instead of search results. The example that they give is “3.5 USD in GBP” which, as of this writing, returns an answer 1.7560584 British pounds. You can even do more complex queries, such as converting the price per gallon in U.S. dollars to the price per litre in Indian rupees. Very cool.
Where else could you find out so quickly that 1, 000, 000 Chinese yuan is equal to 536, 049.092 Israeli shekels?