A kilogram of Ambergris (Whale Vomit) is worth more than $70,000. It is a solid, waxy substance used in medicines and Perfumes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amb…
Today I learned that the Rusty-Spotted Cat is the world's smallest cat, measuring up to only 19 inches (48.26 centimeters) in body length and 3 pounds (1.36 kilograms) in body weight. These cats could easily fit in the palm of your hand when curled up! boredpanda.com/worlds-sma…
A large lunar rock nicknamed Big Bertha, found by Apollo 14 astronauts, is likely a terrestial meteorite. It bears remarkable similarity to zircon found on Earth and dissimilarity to other lunar samples. It is also the third largest lunar rock sample retrieved, measuring at 8.998 kilograms. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big…
Today I learned about the Big Maple Leaf, a set of six $1 million Canadian gold coins each weighing 100 kilograms (220 lbs). One of the coins was stolen in Berlin. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big…
High quality agarwood can cost more than $30,000 per kilogram, almost as much as gold. It is formed in the heartwood of aquilaria trees only when they become infected with a type of mold. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aga…
The kilogram, despite having a prefix, is the base unit in the SI system as opposed to the gram. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kil…
Ukrainian Ivan Kharchenko personally defused more than 1500 bombs weighing more than 500 kilograms each and 25,000 other explosive objects during the battles of Stalingrad and Kiev. After WW2, he disarmed 16,000 more unexploded bombs en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iva…
The kg is defined as being equal to the mass of the International Prototype of the Kilogram (IPK), a block of platinum-iridium alloy manufactured in 1889 and stored at the International Bureau of Weights and Measures in SΓ¨vres, France. metric-conversions.org/we…
The US might have been on the metric system today if British privateers (literally Pirates of the Caribbean) hadn't captured Joseph Dombey's ship in 1794 as he sailed to meet Thomas Jefferson with two new standards of measurement - the meter and the grave (which became the kilogram). nist.gov/blogs/taking-mea…
The U.S. was one of the original 17 who signed the Treaty of the Metre (Convention du MΓ¨tre) and given two of the original forty cylinders that is know as the International Protoype Kilogram bipm.org/en/worldwide-met…
Psilocybin comprises approximately 1% of the weight of Psilocybe cubensis mushrooms, and so nearly 1.7 kilograms (3.7 lb) of dried mushrooms, or 17 kilograms (37 lb) of fresh mushrooms, would be required for a 60-kilogram (130 lb) person to reach the 280 mg/kg LD50 value of rats. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psi…
In 1985 a drug smuggler jettisoned 40 kilograms (76 pounds) of cocaine from his airplane over Georgia's Chattahoochee National Forest. A black bear (later dubbed 'Pablo EskoBear') found and ate ALL of the cocaine and died of an inconceivably massive overdose. odditycentral.com/travel/…
When the Romanov family was executed in 1918 the daughters Tatiana, Anastasia, and Maria survived the initial gunfire because they had over 1.3 kilograms (2.9 pounds) of diamonds sewn into their clothing, which the bullets ricocheted off. They were subsequently killed with bayonets. nytimes.com/1995/08/06/bo…
Before the conflict in South Sudan, a kilogram (2.2 pounds) of sugar used to cost eight South Sudanese pounds. The price reached 400 South Sudanese pounds in 2018 dw.com/en/south-sudans-ne…
According to The Specialty Coffee Association of America, the Kopi Luwak (digested coffee cherries, which have been eaten and defecated by a Civet) which costs US$700 per kilogram, is sold for the story, not for quality. The coffee's good acidity and flavor is diminished by the process. wikipedia.org/wiki/Kopi_l…
A Kilogram was previously defined by the weight of a platinum-based ingot locked in a safe in Paris. It has been used since 1889. The General Conference on Weights and Measures decided to redefine Kilogram in terms of an electric current. bbc.com/news/science-envi…
Jon Brower Minnoch was an American man who, at his peak weight, was the heaviest human being ever recorded, weighing 1,400 lb (635 kilograms; 100 stone). This additionally makes him the largest known primate ever to have lived, exceeding the upper estimated size of Gigantopithecus. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon…
Moose can weigh "as much as 1800 pounds [816.4663 kilograms]. They can grow to be 6.5 ft. [1.9812 meters] from hooves to shoulders." "Male moose have flat, wide antlers that can span six feet [1.8288 meters] from tip to tip." blog.nwf.org/2018/12/are-…
One kilogram of uranium-235 can theoretically produce as much energy as 1.5 million kilograms (1,500 tonnes) of coal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ura…
That during the Columbine massacre, two 9.8 kilogram propane bombs were planted in the school cafeteria right before lunch. Had the bombs not fail to detonate, it is estimated that 488 students in the cafeteria at the time would have been killed or severely injured as a result. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col…
The slaves employed on quarrying in Gusen K.Z., Austria had an average weight of 40 kilograms (88 lb a male of average height 5' 8" would therefore have had a BMI of 13.4.) and a life expectancy of 6 months. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gus…
Today I learned about the Big Maple Leaf coin. This was a set of six $1 million gold coins minted by the Royal Canadian Mint with each coin weighing 100 kilograms (220lb). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big…
There is a single official object that defines the mass of a kilogram. A tiny, 139-year-old cylinder of platinum and iridium that resides in a triple-locked vault near Paris scientificamerican.com/ar…
Today I learned about the Demon Core, a 6.2 kilogram mass of plutonium. It was named as such after it claimed the lives of two scientists at Los Alamos Labratory in 1945/1946 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dem…
Per kilogram, asparagus has a larger carbon footprint than pork or veal theplate.nationalgeograph…
In June, 2016 the Royal Canadian Mounted Police seized one kilogram of carfentanil shipped from China in a box labelled "printer accessories". The shipment contained 50 million lethal doses of the drug, more than enough to wipe out the entire population of the country. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
In 1993, the golden covering of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem was refurbished following a donation of $8.2 million by King Hussein of Jordan who sold one of his houses in London to fund the 80 kilograms of gold required en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dom…
The definition of grams and kilograms have been flipped; the kilogram is the SI unit of mass, and the gram is defined as 1/1000th of a kilogram. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gra…
In the first year of its life, a blue whale calf will gain around 200 pounds (91 Kilograms) a day. nationalgeographic.com/an…
In England, a small-time banana merchant racked up 100,000 pounds sterling in legal fees after being prosecuted for selling his bananas in lbs. rather than kilograms news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_ne…
Although the blue whale is the largest animal on the planet, the testes of the right whale are actually ten times larger than those of the blue whale – with each weighing up to 525 kilograms (1,157 lb), they are by far the largest of any animal on Earth. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rig…
The price of vanilla has hit a record high of $600 (Β£445) per kilogram for the second time since 2017 when a cyclone damaged many of the plantations in Madagascar, where three quarters of the world’s vanilla is grown. Silver by comparison currently costs $538/kg. bbc.com/capital/story/201…
Creating a Death Star would cost roughly $850,000,000,000,000,000 and that it would take about 833,000 years to build. It would also need a laser of 1,000,000,000,000,000 kilograms worth of matter to have enough energy to destroy a planet for each time it was fired. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dea…
Dubai held a weight loss competition where they gave out 1 gram of gold for every kilogram lost by the participants time.com/3051380/dubai-go…
Dubai has a weight-loss contest called 'Your Child in Gold' where individual participants win one gram of gold for every one kilogram (~2.2lbs) lost, and double reward for families. The contest is aimed at combating early obesity and raise awareness on the disease. gulfnews.com/news/gulf/ua…
During the Columbine HS massacre, two gunmen planted 9.8-kilogram propane bombs in the cafeteria, which would have caused 600 casualties there and the library above had they not failed to detonate. They also planned to ram car bombs into the arriving first responders for one last murderous act. theguardian.com/world/200…
The kilogram is currently defined as the mass of a platinum-iridium cylinder called the International Prototype Kilogram, which was made in 1879 and is stored in a special vault in France. There exist several dozen official replicas, also called prototypes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kil…
The kilogram was redefined on May 20th, 2019. Defined instead as a mathematical concept without the reliance on the physical object known as 'The Big K' vox.com/science-and-healt…
The kilogram has historically been defined by a physical object but will soon be redefined, along with other units, in terms of fundamental constants of nature. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro…
To produce a kilogram (2.2 pounds) of pure cocaine requires about a ton of fresh coca leaf businessinsider.com/how-m…
The official units of measure in the USA are metric units like meters & kilograms, & it has been like this since 1875 when the US signed the Convention of the Meter. This was reinforced by the 1975 Metric Conversion Law & a 1991 Presidential Executive Order. nist.gov/pml/weights-and-…
Gavrilo Princip, the man that assassinated Franz Ferdinand and started WW1, was arrested and in prison he contracted Skeletal Tubercolisis which started eating his bones so badly that his arm was amputated and weighted 40 kilograms (88 pounds). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gav…
In 2014, four American black bears died of heart failure caused by theobromine after they consumed 41 kilograms (90 lb) of chocolate and doughnuts placed at a bait site en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The 'sexist air-conditioning' story was debunked: the claim the aircon standard is based on a 40 year old 70 kilogram man is false - it was based on criteria from over 1000 subjects with an equal number of women and men. Also the researchers only studied 16 females at a sedentary activity workplaceinsight.net/that…
In 2011, Australian serial killer Ivan Milat went on a hunger strike, losing 25 kilograms, in an unsuccessful attempt to be given a PlayStation. news.com.au/national/ivan…
When the Kilogram was first defined as the weight of a platinum iridium cylinder held in France, a batch of 40 replicas was made for other countries. The USA owns and keeps replicas #4 and #20. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kil…
Each day about 3.75 kilograms of plant must be grown to produce the oxygen that 1 human uses gardenmyths.com/houseplan…
The International Bureau of Weights and Measures redefined the units of the metric (SI) system earlier this year. For mass they redefined the Planck Constant, then redefined the kilogram in terms of this newly defined constant. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/201…
You need 10^94 books to print all the zeros of a googolplex (1 followed by 10^100 zeroes) and if each book had a mass of 100 grams, all of them would have a total mass of 10^93 kilograms. In comparison, thats more of the mass of the Milkey Way Galaxy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goo…
The SI Units based on the kilogram have been undergoing redefinition in the past years to make them not determined by a physical object. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/201…

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