they forgot to add hand full and mouth full.
It is raining here. I cannot work outside. I know I have 100's of things I should be doing inside, but instead I was waisting time online. Found this video I thought might be of interest to this group. Listen carefully for a couple of references to various non standard units of weight, (a couple of US nickels) for example.
While I wouldn't recommend quoting weights in units of nickels, the fact that a nickel weighs 5 grams is handy for impromptu scale checking, not to mention the ease of remembering that 5 cents weighs 5 grams.
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Not so, 5 grains was weight of active content, less of course than complete tablet. He was lucky to not overcharge handgun cartridges with energetic powder like Hercules Bullseye, a favorite target composition. In .38 Special, the standard was 2.7 grains, a bit more with Unique.
BTW one pound = 7000 grains, 1 gram is 15.4323583529 grains...
...we'll learn more by wandering than searching...
I hope that this cartoon, originally published in “Punch” in 1914, will amuse you.
Although I grew up with pounds, shillings and pence, the sum was too difficult for my mental arithmetic. I expect, though, most of the adult readers at the time would have reached the answer rapidly. Would you like to know why?
Well, they were used to mental gymnastics, or...the other party always accepted just which answer the other came up with : )
"It's three shillings, two ha-penny and three groats!" (I will note that my entire knowledge of the old system of English currency comes from Mary Poppins )
At least Thomas Jefferson prevailed with our currency....4% of 5 bucks is 20 cents.
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