Topic : Physics

Try this one:

Which weighs heaviest an ounce of gold or an ounce of lead??

Posted: 01/03/2005 19:45:52
By: Nigel
Dear Nigel
This one from the ARK?
They do of course weigh the same though they are of a different specific gravity, Gold being the denser. thus 1 oz of Gold will all other things being equal take up less space than 1 oz of lead. There was talk in the bad old days of people moving wealth out of South Africa by getting Kruger Rands (1 oz of fine gold) put into the keels when they were cast. There was certainly an urgent salvage job when a South African Yacht being delivered to the UK went on the rocks in the West Indies!

Posted: 01/03/2005 19:59:24
Sorry they are not the same weight!

Posted: 01/03/2005 21:57:21
By: Nigel
are you being smart Troy - avoidupoise etc?

Posted: 02/03/2005 07:42:13
surely an ounce is an ounce no matter what material it is... presumeably there will be less of one than the other....

Posted: 02/03/2005 08:41:38
By: Dave
depends on where it is

Posted: 02/03/2005 08:52:28
By: john
I covered the mass issue there's a "When did stop beating your wife?" type smell about this one I think we should be put out of our misery.

Posted: 02/03/2005 09:37:34
an once of gold on the moon will weigh less than an once of lead on earth, so depends where they are.

Posted: 02/03/2005 17:21:12
By: duh
I can vouch for the fact that an ounce of feathers is infinitly lighter than an ounce of lead. The feathers didn't hurt one bit, as for the lead! Argh!!

Posted: 02/03/2005 18:53:17
By: Admiral Lord Nelson
i'm still not kissing him!

Posted: 02/03/2005 19:05:40
By: hardy
WVM got it. Gold. A Troy ounce which measures precious metals is about three grams heavier than an ounce.

Posted: 02/03/2005 19:11:11
By: Nigel


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