On May 3, 11:39*pm, Omelet <ompome...@gmail.com> wrote:
> In article
> <dabel-1983EB.09492803052...@c-61-68-245-199.per.connect.net.au>,
> *Dan Abel <da...@sonic.net> wrote:
>
> > In article <ompomelet-DC569E.05331503052...@news-wc.giganews.com>,
> > *Omelet <ompome...@gmail.com> wrote:

>
> > > What I especially like about Metrics is the liquid to solid to weight
> > > conversion. 1cc = 1ml = 1gram of liquid. *QED!

>
> > I like that also, although you need to be a little careful, since it
> > really only applies to water. *Most kitchen liquids are close enough,
> > though. *Still, if you are measuring liquid mercury in the lab, don't
> > rely on that conversion!

>
> I understand that it has to do with the density of the stuff involved,
> but did not want to go that deep for the neophytes. <g>
>
> Which is more dense? A Kilo of Lead, or a Kilo of feathers?


Depends on how tightly the feathers are packed.

Cindy Hamilton