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#17 - harmonicanarchy (01/31/2013) [-]
sorta related.. what weighs more? a ton of feathers or a ton of gold?
the feathers, because gold and other precious metals are weighed 12 oz/lb instead of 16 oz/lb
User avatar #49 to #17 - eonsmashface (01/31/2013) [-]
actually. if they both weigh a ton, they're the same weight. so shut up.
#34 to #17 - voltkills (01/31/2013) [-]
this is one of the stupidest things ive ever heard.
this is one of the stupidest things ive ever heard.
#29 to #17 - checkingnsfw (01/31/2013) [-]
So you are saying 1000kg's of feathers weighs more than 1000kg gold?
User avatar #23 to #17 - veneficium (01/31/2013) [-]
False! The unit for measuring the weight of gold does not go up to tons, the largest unit is troy pounds. Also, you should have mentioned that gold is measured in troy ounce and troy pounds instead of simply saying oz/lb which caused confusion to the two who replied to your comment. Hence, a ton of gold (metric or imperial) is the same weight as a ton of feather.
User avatar #19 to #17 - mrmask (01/31/2013) [-]
ton of feathers > ton of gold
ton of > ton of
ton>ton
what?
User avatar #30 to #19 - MudkipTomislav (01/31/2013) [-]
It's a tonne just spelled differently (not sure if it's acceptable)
User avatar #18 to #17 - chuckstein (01/31/2013) [-]
That's like saying, what's heavier, one ton of bricks, or one ton of rubies?
They're both the same weight. There's a ton of bricks and a ton of rubies.
If you wanted exactly one ton of rubies and exactly one ton of bricks, you would cut the bricks/rubies until it was exactly one ton.
TL;DR: No. Just no.
User avatar #22 to #18 - gmarrox (01/31/2013) [-]
No, he's right. Gold is weighed differently. A pound of gold is measured at 12oz/lbs whereas the norm is 16oz/lbs. So a pound of feathers is 16oz where a pound of Gold is 12oz, so 2000 pounds of feathers is more than 2000 pounds of Gold.
User avatar #24 to #22 - veneficium (01/31/2013) [-]
it's measured in troy ounce and troy pounds, not normal oz/lb, and the unit of measurement doesnt go up to tons
User avatar #25 to #24 - gmarrox (01/31/2013) [-]
that's true, but we're speaking theoretically, following this pattern, a ton of gold weighs less.
User avatar #26 to #25 - veneficium (01/31/2013) [-]
but that's because you are using a different units of measurement, it's just like Joules and eV; Metres and Inches, of course it's going to weight different
User avatar #27 to #26 - gmarrox (01/31/2013) [-]
Exactly
User avatar #28 to #27 - veneficium (01/31/2013) [-]
... fine you win
but without the 'troy' in front, it causes confusion for others, which would then ruin the whole point, but if no one gets it, then there's no point either
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