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Old 12-30-2015, 01:00 PM   #8 (permalink)
jamesqf
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Originally Posted by redpoint5 View Post
2,000 lbs is arbitrary.
Neither more nor less so than the metric tonne of 1000 kilograms.

And isn't it interesting that they're both within about 10% of the same mass? Maybe because like the pound (livre), which is used for e.g. groceries in France & Switzerland (and apparently a number of other countries: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pound_(mass)#French_livre ), it is a handy size.

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