Monday, December 21, 2009
A Miss Goldie Hawn from Golden Colorado asks...
"Dear Mr. Knowitall...What weighs more?
A pound of Feathers, or a pound of Gold"?
'Dear Goldie...Is this a trick question? Because if it is, you might be surprised!
A pound of feathers weighs more!
Feathers are weighed according to the avoir-dupois system, which measures 16 ounces to the pound. Gold is weighed according to the Troy system which measures 12 ounces to the pound'!
hehehehehe....Good Question, Thanks.
A Mr. Whitey Milquetoast from Grafton Vermont asks....
"Dear Mr. Knowitall...Which is heavier, light cream or heavy cream:"?
'Dear Whitey...Are you serious?
Light Cream is heavier!
Heavy and Light refers to the fat content, NOT the weight!
Heavy Cream contains a higher percentage of milk fat (36%) than Light Cream (15-18%)
But since fat is lighter than water, the other major component of Cream, increasing the percentage of fat reduces the percentage of water, therefore lowering the overall weight'!
Only FOUR more shopping days till Christmas...Fa la la la la!!!