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How Much Does ___ Weigh?
    #344840 - 06/20/01 02:13 AM (17 years, 7 days ago)

Hey guys/gals,

I just got one of those "balance scales".... you know the kind that you see in lawyer's ads and such. (2 bucks at the thrift store, versus $60 for a good one.... I have no money)Anyway, I've done a little research already, a penny weighs 2.5 grams (supposedly), and a nickel weighs 5 grams.
1 ml H2O supposedly weighs 1 gram.

WHAT I'D LIKE TO KNOW:

Are these measurements are correct?
If so, is this for a copper penny, or a post MID-1982 penny (copper AND Zinc)

Also, what other household items weigh say 3.5 grams?

Any other items weigh useful amounts?



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Re: How Much Does ___ Weigh? [Re: shellacct]
    #344995 - 06/20/01 08:35 AM (17 years, 7 days ago)

Well, one dollar bill weighs approximently 1 gram. I've used that to balance things out on scales and it works well. As for pennies, I did a little search and found out that they vary in weight each year. According to this site I found a mid 1982 penny should weigh about 3.0577g. You can get a list of penny weights by year at this site: http://www.owlnet.rice.edu/~chem121/lab/pennies/C121Circulated.

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Re: How Much Does ___ Weigh? [Re: shellacct]
    #345038 - 06/20/01 10:54 AM (17 years, 7 days ago)

I dunno what penny you're talking about, but a british Penny should weigh 3.6 grms. A standard length cigarette usually weighs 3.5 grms. Why not just buy a set of weights, you should be able to get some for virtually nothing at any baking shop.



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Re: How Much Does ___ Weigh? [Re: PotSmokinHippie]
    #345151 - 06/20/01 01:46 PM (17 years, 6 days ago)

Thanks potsmokin hippie, its a good thing i checked here first. I would have assumed that a penny weighs just 2.5 grams, and trhat would have lead to a level 5 calculation inadvertently... Level 5's are cool and all, but not if you aren't mentally prepared for one.

Phyl- thanks, but i was talking about US currency, i think i'll take a trip to a bake shop and see if they have anything. The area in which i live is rather bleak (not to mention stupid, so stranger items such as cooking weights are probably going to be hard to find. I appreciate all of the comments so far.... you guys RULE!.... LATER!





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Re: How Much Does ___ Weigh? [Re: shellacct]
    #345300 - 06/20/01 05:21 PM (17 years, 6 days ago)

Use shit from the store.... ever notice how DRY (you could use fluids) go by net weight? Well find something that is the weight you want.... you've got the shit to eat after you take watever you take plus your weight!

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