# [time-nuts] gravity controlled pendulumn clock?

Don Latham djl at montana.com
Wed Dec 14 16:04:04 EST 2011

```Good Lord, I thought he meant the cost of beer!!!!
Don

Jim Palfreyman
> John,
>
> No it isn't. Not even close to "the world around".
>
>>From WP:
>
> "One fluid ounce is 1â„16 of a U.S. pint, 1â„32 of a U.S. quart, and
> 1â„128 of
> a U.S. gallon. The fluid ounce derives its name originally from being
> the
> volume of one ounce avoirdupois
> <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avoirdupois>of water, but in the U.S. it
> is defined as
> 1â„128 of a U.S. gallon. Consequently, a fluid ounce of water weighs
> 1.041 ounces avoirdupois.
>
> The saying "a pint's a pound the world around" refers to 16 US fluid
> ounces
> of water weighing approximately (about 4% more than) one pound
> avoirdupois.
> An imperial pint of water weighs a pound and a quarter."
>
>
> You also have troy and apothecary systems - all different. Urrghhh.
>
>
> A cubic metre holds 1000 litres (exactly) and a 10x10x10 cm container
> holds
> a litre (exactly). A litre of water weighs 1kg, A ml of water weight 1
> gram. (Fantastic for cooking btw - use digital scales, put your bowl on
> them, zero it and add, say, 250g of milk/water/most liquids)
>
> And if you want a laugh go youtube "American Chopper metric system" and
> watch that short video. It is the final conclusive proof why metric is
> superior.
>
> Jim
>
>
>
> On 15 December 2011 07:02, John Ackermann N8UR <jra at febo.com> wrote:
>
>> On 12/14/2011 2:29 PM, shalimr9 at gmail.com wrote:
>>
>>  Another small thing I miss is that a liter of water weighs a kg
>> (under
>>> reference conditions, I forgot what that was :). Then the specific
>>> weight
>>> of various materials only has to be known by their "density" (ratio
>>> of
>>> specific weight compared to water). It makes all sorts of
>>> calculations (
>>> and guestimations) easy.
>>>
>>
>> I remember one (and only one) thing from my 7th grade math teacher: "A
>> pint's a pound the world around."
>>
>> John
>>
>>
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Dr. Don Latham AJ7LL
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