October 15th, 2004
senji

2004/10/15 09:26:00  Mars Defends!

The answer to my quiz yesterday is 62.5g (and I here provide photographic proof for the disbelieving).
</a></b></a>mpinna, </a></b></a>ghoti, </a></b></a>mouse262, </a></b></a>andrewwyldgonzo, </a></b></a>vyvyan, and wishful_thinks all got it right, and win the amazing prize of getting mentioned in my livejournal.
Does anyone know why that size? ('cos I sure don't).
Oh, and a note for Americans, Continentals and other Aliens; 42.5g is 1½oz, 56.7g is 2oz and 70.9g is 2½oz. The Google Calculator can do these conversions for you, like this.
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mobbsy

2004/10/15 01:54:06

...because it's a convenient fraction of a kilogramme which gives a bar of about the right size?

senji

2004/10/15 01:58:37

I hadn't thought of 62.5 being ^{1000}/_{16}.

vyvyan

2004/10/15 02:39:35

It strikes me that 62.5 is exactly half way between the 2 more sensible sounding sizes of 50g and 75g. (This is hardly a full explanation, and in fact not why I guessed this number anyway!)

requiem_17_23

2004/10/15 13:41:38

So it was once either 56.7g or 70.9g, and they found it either too big or too small and changed it.
They have tests about which size to make it, and people don't do round numbers.


