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www.mygemologist.com/learn/jewelry-metals/measuring-gold-weight

The old riddle goes: what weighs more a pound of feathers or a pound of gold? Some say gold because it is heavier. Others say they are both a pound so they ...

plancksconstant.org/blog1/2012/01/a_pound_of_feathers_is_heavier_than_a_pound_of_gol.html

Jan 11, 2012 ... That's right, a pound of feathers weighs more than a pound of gold. Let me explain why. Feathers are weighed in avoirdupois ounces, the kind ...

mathpolymath.wordpress.com/2013/12/31/gold-and-feathers

Dec 31, 2013 ... Hi everyone! I had intended to write up a full etymology post this month, but time got away from me during the holidays. So for now, I offer an ...

goodriddlesnow.com/riddles/view/454

Does a pound of gold or a pound of feathers weight more?...

www.quora.com/Which-weighs-more-a-pound-of-gold-or-a-pound-of-feathers

Typical answer is they both weigh the same, but do they? No one uses the 16 fat- ounce scale to weigh gold; they use the 12 wimpy-ounce scale. On the other ha ...

samknight.com/?p=1257

Mar 9, 2013 ... But apparently it can be argued because gold is measured in troy pounds, which have 12 ounces, and feathers are measured in avoirdupois ...