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(Fox News)   Yo momma's so fat, even her kilograms have gained weight   (foxnews.com) divider line 21
    More: Interesting, fundamental constants, weight measurement, obesity, imaging science, fat, international standards, Peter Cumpson, radioactive material  
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2013-01-07 01:13:43 PM  
6 votes:
To clean them, a skilled technician will rub the cylinders with chamois leather dipped in alcohol.

critical-thinkers.com
2013-01-07 12:36:50 PM  
4 votes:

JustMatt: I thought they changed the kilogram standard to the most perfect sphere created by man to date, made out of a perfect silicon crystal lattice? Was this never officially adopted? Wouldn't solve the problem of people leaving traces of their grubby mitts on it, just curious and too lazy to look it up...


Have you seen how quickly lattice wilts?
2013-01-07 12:28:43 PM  
4 votes:
does this mean I can get my sentence reduced?
2013-01-07 12:24:33 PM  
4 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 12:33:16 PM  
2 votes:
I love how the kilogram pictured is framed by an inch-based ruler...
2013-01-07 12:31:26 PM  
2 votes:
"I get some pledge"

25.media.tumblr.com
2013-01-07 05:00:11 PM  
1 votes:

Gwyrddu: Why are things so heavy in the future? Is there a problem with the Earth's gravitational pull?


Yeah, the older it gets, the more the earth just sucks.
2013-01-07 01:19:56 PM  
1 votes:
Don't forget that heat makes metal expand, so at some level you must blame global warming.
2013-01-07 01:14:39 PM  
1 votes:
If the piece of leather used to 'clean' the metal is old, perhaps it is the cause of the mercury contamination? Mercury was once used to process leather.

Also, i'm pretty sure leather has carbon atoms in it.

Maybe they shouldn't have wiped their expensive chunk of metal with alcohol soaked tanned skin?

There's a tanning mom joke in here somewhere, but yo mamma's so fat she's blocked out the sun and I can't see it.
2013-01-07 12:49:57 PM  
1 votes:

Sim Tree: TofuTheAlmighty: Pfighting Polish: Yes please: "The cylinder, which weighs approximately 2.2 pounds (1 kilogram), is the definition of the kilogram."

I saw this myself. Ever notice that, in college, the journalism/comm school tends to have the least intelligent people?

While journalists are typically not the most scientifically literate, the sentence is not incorrect. She didn't write that a kilogram is defined as 2.2 lbs., she noted that a kilogram weighs 2.2. lbs. Though to be most rigorous, she could've written that it weighs 2.2 lbs on Earth.

Perhaps he was referring to the line after 2.2 pounds: "(1 kilogram) is the definition of the kilogram."


It's just poorly written in general. I'm sure the editor added the (1 kilogram) because that's what their editorial standard demands, not because it makes any sense or is necessary in any way. I'm half surprised they didn't say (2.2 pounds) after every mention of the word kilogram throughout the article.
2013-01-07 12:44:51 PM  
1 votes:
24.media.tumblr.com

25.media.tumblr.com
2013-01-07 12:41:28 PM  
1 votes:
Does this kilogram make my ass look fat?
2013-01-07 12:38:21 PM  
1 votes:

TofuTheAlmighty: While journalists are typically not the most scientifically literate, the sentence is not incorrect. She didn't write that a kilogram is defined as 2.2 lbs., she noted that a kilogram weighs 2.2. lbs. Though to be most rigorous, she could've written that it weighs 2.2 lbs on Earth.


The issue I take is that, in translating the weight of a kilogram to pounds, she also felt the need to translate it back to metric in parenthesis. Take out the pounds part and, oh, a kilogram is the equivalent of a kilogram? Really.

By this standard, I bet the article only goes out of the house on mornings when she doesn't take a shower, because she gets stuck in there for hours when she reads "Lather, rinse, repeat."
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 12:27:50 PM  
1 votes:
FoxNews. So I'm sure the science is sound.
2013-01-07 12:27:37 PM  
1 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 12:25:51 PM  
1 votes:

ronaprhys: Lumpmoose: 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.

No. If it's the international standard, it should remain constant. Having contamination means that it needs to be cleaned so that it can get back to being what it's supposed to be. No different than a white shirt getting dirty. Have your wife clean that so that it's white again.


Then yo momma come bustin in tha door, talkin bout oh yeah!
2013-01-07 10:42:37 AM  
1 votes:
www.wcurtisdraper.com

Does not approve.
2013-01-07 10:29:40 AM  
1 votes:

Gonz: I thought kilograms measured mass, rather than weight?


If one gains mass while the gravitational forces of Earth remain consistent, then one's weight (the measure of Earth's gravitational forces on said mass) will also increase.
2013-01-07 10:09:12 AM  
1 votes:
"The cylinder, which weighs approximately 2.2 pounds (1 kilogram), is the definition of the kilogram."
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-01-07 10:02:33 AM  
1 votes:
The kilogram has gained weight

Whoa. This is heavy.
 
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