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(Fox News)   Yo momma's so fat, even her kilograms have gained weight   (foxnews.com) divider line 16
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2013-01-07 12:43:50 PM
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Zoidfarb: [www.qwantz.com image 735x500]
There is also a Dinosaur Comic for every occasion.


I hope they are funnier than that one. I want those 5 minutes back.
2013-01-07 12:28:12 PM
2 votes:
Can't they keep it somewhere where it won't get surface contamination? Clean room or something?
2013-01-07 12:27:37 PM
2 votes:
I have way more surface area, so from now on I'm claiming any weight gain on environmental contamination due to age.
2013-01-07 12:24:33 PM
2 votes:
They should just throw that cylinder out and keep whatever they used to weigh it that showed them that it's too heavy.
2013-01-07 11:09:37 AM
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The international standard, a cylinder-shaped hunk of metal that defines the fundamental unit of mass, has gained tens of micrograms in weight from surface contamination, according to a new study.

If it's the international standard, then any increased or decreased mass becomes the new standard, by definition.  If we perceive the standard as being wrong and it needs to be cleaned so that it's reduced to our expected amount of mass, it sounds like our expectation is more the true standard than the cylinder.
2013-01-07 01:28:59 PM
1 votes:
So... In Rod we Trust?
2013-01-07 01:13:43 PM
1 votes:
To clean them, a skilled technician will rub the cylinders with chamois leather dipped in alcohol.

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2013-01-07 12:46:07 PM
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Atomgirl: "Long-term, however, most scientists want to get away from defining the kilogram based on a hunk of metal."

It appears this artcile was written with the assumption that a kilo is an arbitrary measure. But isn't a kilogram determined by the weight of a liter of water?


The gram (not kilogram) was determined by a cube of water in the 1800's. it changed because the weight can vary by temperature, pressure and composition. Since the weight is determined by the isotopes composing the water was deemed problematic and tried to find a stable artifact to base the mass on, leading to the weight they used.
2013-01-07 12:44:51 PM
1 votes:
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2013-01-07 12:35:43 PM
1 votes:

pkellmey: I have way more surface area, so from now on I'm claiming any weight gain on environmental contamination due to age.


Ring Dings don't count as "environmental contamination".
2013-01-07 12:34:41 PM
1 votes:
"Long-term, however, most scientists want to get away from defining the kilogram based on a hunk of metal."

It appears this artcile was written with the assumption that a kilo is an arbitrary measure. But isn't a kilogram determined by the weight of a liter of water?
2013-01-07 12:33:16 PM
1 votes:
I love how the kilogram pictured is framed by an inch-based ruler...
2013-01-07 12:28:43 PM
1 votes:
does this mean I can get my sentence reduced?
2013-01-07 12:27:50 PM
1 votes:
FoxNews. So I'm sure the science is sound.
2013-01-07 10:09:09 AM
1 votes:
I thought kilograms measured mass, rather than weight?
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-01-07 10:02:33 AM
1 votes:
The kilogram has gained weight

Whoa. This is heavy.
 
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