What weighs more, a pound of gold or a pound of feathers?Tatiana Ayazo/Rd.com,shutterstock
You might think that this is a trick science trivia question. But, if you guessed that they weigh the same, you’re wrong. A pound of feathers weighs more. Why? Gold is weighed in the troy measurement system. Therefore, when you convert them both to a uniform system, a pound of gold weighs approximately 373.24 grams and a pound of feathers approximately 453.59 grams. Don’t miss these history questions that people always get wrong.
What mountain peak is farthest from the center of the Earth?Tatiana Ayazo/Rd.com,shutterstock
Many may think the answer to this science trivia question is Mount Everest. However, the peak of Chimborazo in Ecuador is the farthest from the center of the earth. Why? The earth actually bulges at the equator because it’s constantly spinning. Since Chimborazo sits on top of the equator and right on this bulge, its peak is the furthest from the earth’s core. Mount Everest is the tallest mountain if you measure it from base to peak, but its peak is not the furthest from the center of the earth.