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When you ask: How many ounces in a pound?

Here is a small series of posts that cover the most asked ques­tions on Google. Most of these ques­tions won’t be ans­we­red here. Howe­ver, I might, for fun, give an ans­wer if I per­so­nal­ly know it. It’s most­ly to have fun with why people ask so many questions.


Do I real­ly need to go back to the impe­rial sys­tem post? Ano­ther ques­tion rela­ted to the ambi­gui­ty of the sys­tem in ques­tion. So here are some details.

We had said that 8 ounces made up a cup. This is actual­ly only appli­cable to the ounce by volume. Because yes, there is an ounce for weight! An ounce that when you have 16 of them, you have a pound! Don’t ask me about the how or the why, I’m losing my Latin, espe­cial­ly since it comes from the Romans!

What dis­turbs me the most about all of this is our inabi­li­ty to make a deci­sion. Let’s say we want to go from pounds to kilo­grams. First, the kilo­gram has recent­ly been able to join forces with other units of mea­su­re­ment that use Planck’s constant. I apo­lo­gize, but while I’m not an expert on the sub­ject, it would be quite easy for me to do a test with two scien­tists, say one Aus­tra­lian and the other Rus­sian. I could ask them to cali­brate a machine accor­ding to this constant and weigh seve­ral objects and see the mar­gin of error bet­ween the two devices. Today, cali­bra­ting a wei­ghing machine goes as fol­lows: The first per­son deter­mines that an object is the refe­rence weight, people come and go with a second object that has a weight equal to the first and so on. Eve­ry­thing depends on the qua­li­ty of the ins­tru­ments that com­pare two objects…


I’m Dan­ny (aka Coa­ch­Dan­ny). I have a pas­sion: humans. Come with me and take this minute eve­ry day to explore what’s going on today and why is it tren­ding. Click here to get your dai­ly thought right on time for break­fast.

Sources: https://solomotivation.com

Trans­la­tion by Abbie Sims: https://www.linkedin.com/in/acsims/

Last Upda­ted on June 27, 2021 by Coach Dan­ny

Coach Danny

See in me a trustworthy person who will not disappoint you. Although, like you, I have to work to make a living, your well being is my main interest and together we will find goals to make you feel fulfilled and proud of you. It has nothing to do with your bank account, your physical appearance or your material assets. Let’s be clear, we are working on fundamental levers for every human, whether you are a homeless person or part of royalty, you have these same levers. I’m Danny (aka CoachDanny). The people I work with are few, but they all have one thing in common. They share a common goal, self-fulfillment and more.

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