In 1790, Thomas Jefferson proposed a decimal-based system for weight, length, and volume that predates the metric system. If it had been adopted, 1 mile would equal 10,000 ft, an inch would be divisible by 10, and 1 cubic foot would equal exactly 1,000 ounces. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pla…
Today I learned of a variety of giant gourd shaped long-neck avocados (Persea americana Russell) with a glossy exterior that looks similar to zucchini or squash. They can grow to 13 inches long and weigh around 1.5 to 2.5 pounds while a typical Hass avocado usually weighs just 6 ounces. insider.com/what-are-long…
Paul McCartney was arrested in Japan for bringing 8 ounces of Marijuana into the country in 1980. After spending 10 days in Jail he was released without charge and immediately deported. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pau…
A study showed that people who drank 32 ounces of energy drinks in an hour had abnormal electrical activity in their hearts and higher blood pressure four hours later. About 30% of Americans ages 12 through 17 regularly consume energy drinks, linked to increased emergency room visits and death heart.org/en/news/2019/05…
At the height of his fame actor Stacy Keach was sentenced to 9 months in Reading prison for attempting to smuggle 1.3 ounces of cocaine into the UK latimes.com/archives/la-x…
In the US, an egg sold as β€œlarge” must weigh at least 2 ounces. foodnetwork.com/shows/goo…
About Executive Order 6102 in 1933 an order was signed by president Franklin Rosevelt stating that owning of gold was illegal and if you were in Possession of more than 5 Troy ounce after May 1st 1933 it was punishable by a $10,000 fine(almost $200,000 in 2020 ) and or 10 years in prison. usgoldbureau.com/gold-con…
Surgeons at a Dental College in India removed a "well-defined bag-like mass" from the jaw of a 7-year-old boy. It weighed 7 ounces and contained 526 teeth. It took a medical team five hours to meticulously search through and count all of them. npr.org/2019/08/02/747614…
A chunk of Tissint meteorite, a Martian meteorite that crashed in Morocco in 2011, is worth 10 times the price of gold, at prices ranging from $8,500 to $28,350 per ounce. space.com/14268-rare-mars…
The cap of the Washington Monument contains 100 ounces of pure aluminum. Aluminum was one of the rarest and most valuable metals in the world – more valuable than silver – when the building was constructed in the 1850s. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Was…
You weigh about a tenth of an ounce less in various parts of Canada than in other parts of the world, due to the fact these parts of Canada have less gravity than the remainder of the world. cntraveler.com/stories/20…
If you weighed 100 pounds at the north pole on a spring scale, at the equator you would weigh 99.65 pounds, or 5.5 ounces less. Your mass, in grams, would stay the same because 'grams' is a measure of the resistance of a body to being moved and has nothing to do with acceleration or gravity. image.gsfc.nasa.gov/poetr…
A Starbucks hot β€œventi” latte and β€œgrande” latte each have exactly two shots of espresso. The extra dollar you’re paying for the larger size is essentially buying you 4 ounces of frothed milk. delishably.com/dining-out…
, You lose 8 ounces of water from your body for every hour you fly That dry air saps the water from your body to the tune of about 8 ounces an hour. Which, is roughly two liters of water during a 10-hour flight (4% of your bodily water), and women can lose around 1.6 liters. lifehacker.com/how-to-kee…
The largest movement of physical wealth in history was during WW2, Operation Fish had 186,332 gold bars and more than 8 million ounces of gold coins sent to Canada from the UK with not even one crate or treasury bill going missing. canadashistory.ca/explore…
"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" is an excerpt from a Benjamin Franklin PSA to Philadelphia pertaining to the use of warmingpans with lids to transport coals around a house to start fires in separate rooms. ushistory.org/franklin/ph…
Professional wrestler and actor AndrΓ© RenΓ© Roussimoff or better known as 'Andre the Giant' (the largest professional wrestler of all time) was dubbed "the greatest drunk on Earth" as he managed to drink 119 12-US-fluid-ounce (350 ml) beers (over 41 litres (72 imp pt)) in six hours! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And…
- Singer Marvin Gaye once tried to commit suicide by taking an ounce (28g) of cocaine en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Per…
There is roughly as much vitamin C in one ounce of narwhal skin as there is in one ounce of oranges. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
In 1911, Canadian prospector William Henry Wright and his brother-in-law were hunting rabbits when they stumbled upon a quartz outcrop that eventually yielded 13.5 million ounces of gold. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
In a regular-sized 16-ounce jar of peanut butter, the FDA will allow up to 136 insect fragments and four rodent hairs. menshealth.com/health/g19…
Kid Rock demanded ticket prices for his 2013 tour be set at $20 and beers be $4 for a 12 ounce. He also withheld at least 1000 tickets a night that could not go to ticket master. billboard.com/articles/ne…
Contrary to popular belief, turkey does not contain an extraordinary amount of tryptophan. In fact, ounce per ounce, turkey only contains about two-thirds the amount of tryptophan that pumpkin seeds do. myfooddata.com/articles/h…
Movie theater popcorn costs more per ounce than filet mignon in U.S.A. inquisitr.com/871573/movi…
The largest newborn baby human weighed 23 pounds 9 ounces and was nearly 30 inches tall en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ann…
The femur can support 30 times the weight of your body; ounce for ounce, it is stronger than steel. factretriever.com/body-fa…
The world record for eating a 72 ounce steak was obliterated by a 120lb woman in less than 3 minutes. eonline.com/news/497445/w…
Genoa airport in Italy makes one exception to the 3 ounces of liquid rule - for pesto, which goes through a special pesto scanner. npr.org/2017/06/23/534056…
Movie theater Popcorn costs more per ounce than Fillet Mignon, the price of Popcorn is more than 1200% higher than its production costs. inquisitr.com/871573/movi…
The world is currently experiencing a vanilla shortage; 16 ounces of vanilla extract now goes for $90! seattletimes.com/pacific-…
Tyrian purple used to be worth it's weight in gold, and it took 250,000 snails to make one ounce of dye. history.com/news/why-is-p…
Today I learned about the Anti-Bloomberg law, which prohibits any county or city in Mississippi from passing laws to restrain portion sizes. It was passed as a response to the Bloomberg law, which limited the size of soda to 16 ounces or less. npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
The Mouse Lemur is the smallest species of Lemur and can weigh as little as one ounce. nationalgeographic.com/an…
There is a $100 coin that is legal U.S. tender. They weigh1 ounce and are 99.95% platinum. This is the highest face value ever to appear on a U.S. coin. usmint.gov/mint_programs/…
Today I learned, there are two different U.S. gallons (one for liquid, one for dry). Additionally, the imperial gallon is bigger than both. Conversely, the imperial fluid ounce is smaller than the U.S. fluid ounce. simple.wikipedia.org/wiki…
Even though Kobe beef is served across the U.S, only nine businesses actually serve real Kobe cuts. The true beef goes for roughly $20-60 an ounce. Legend has it, farmers feed the divine beasts beer, play them music, and give them massages. eater.com/2015/11/9/96859…
For those 40-years-old and older, eating two ounces of black licorice a day for at least two weeks could throw off heart rhythms. usatoday.com/story/news/n…
Today I learned of Nicholas Stephen Wadle, who was born at 9:09 a.m. on 9/9/1999. At birth, he weighed 9 pounds and 9 ounces. deseretnews.com/article/7…
According to Guinness World Records, the heaviest avocado was grown in Hawaii in 2018 and weighed 5 pounds, 8 ounces. guinnessworldrecords.com/…
In 1879 7 ft 11 in(2.41 m) Anna Swan and 7 ft 9 in(2.36 m) Martin Bates are not only the tallest couple ever but also gave birth to the largest baby ever. At 23 pounds 9 ounces(10.7 kg) and nearly 30 inches tall(75 cm) and each of his feet were six inches(152 mm) long but he only lived 11 hours. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ann…
Movie theater popcorn costs more per ounce than filet mignon abcnews.go.com/Entertainm…
The Washington Monument is capped with 100 ounces (2.83kg) of aluminium as a lightning rod, but also because aluminium was a rare and valuable metal at the time - as valuable as silver. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Was…
In 1989 Pepsi introduced Pepsi A.M. Aimed as a morning drink, it contains about 28 percent more caffeine an ounce than regular Pepsi but 77 percent less than coffee or tea. It was discontinued in 1990. pepsi.wikia.com/wiki/Peps…
...Small framed 120 lb Molly Schuyler smashed the world record on April 19th 2015 by eating three 72 ounce steaks, 3 shrimp cocktails, 3 baked potatoes, 3 salads & 3 bread rolls in 20 minutes. The β€˜Texas King’ is free to anyone than can eat it in an hour or less at The Big Texan, Amarillo en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
A 91 km long wire can be drawn with 1 ounce or 28 grams of Gold. enotes.com/homework-help/…
Oz is the English-language abbreviation for ounce because it is derived from the cognate Italian word "onza" (now spelt "oncia"), which has now fallen our of common use because of the adoption of the metric system in Italy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oun…
In Helena Montana, a woman cannot dance on a table in a saloon or bar unless she is wearing at least three pounds, two ounces of clothing. hg.org/article.asp?id=318…
Movie popcorn costs more per ounce than Filet Mignon inquisitr.com/871573/movi…
George Washington had 124-126 Ounces of Blood Let Before His Death. Modern Physicians think that this was the cause of his death. A normal person has 162-185 oz of blood. varsitytutors.com/earlyam…
A jigger is a unit of measurement that is equivalent to 1.5 ounces barsandbartending.com/bar…

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