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Gold and Feathers

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Puzzle ID:#287
Fun:*** (2.11)
Difficulty:** (1.87)
Category:Trick
Submitted By:Phyllis*****!
Corrected By:boodler

 

 

 



Which is heavier, a pound of feathers or a pound of gold?


Answer

A pound of feathers is heavier! Precious metals are weighed in TROY pounds, which are only the equivalent of 0.8228 pounds avoirdupois (lbs).
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