Does that price include shipping? I bet that thing weighs two or three pounds.
I’m concerned that the ad uses language like “stunningly accurate historic recreation” and “crafted in every measure to look and feel just like that original” but never comes out and states, yes, this thing does weigh 1000 g.
I get they aren’t going to be reference quality weights, but at least be up front about what margin of error we’re looking at!
All it needs is an NFT.
Does BB really make any money off this garbage? I’d click through to the “store” but fear the collectible plates and figurines that await.
Idea came from the sugar buzz caused be eating 980 Fig Newtons.
Le Chat de Maison broke the fourth jar. Bad, Chat! Bad!
Aha! An original reproduction! That’s almost as good as a genuine one-of-a-kind copy!
For you, maybe…
There is a factor of about 9.8 between mass and weight.
Depends if its an African or European kilo
Correction: The original kilogram cannot be yours - but you can buy this cheap knockoff.
Buy this pretend kilogram now and your wallet will only be 80% lighter!
Hey, we didn’t want to use platinum because we’d have to melt down too many catalytic convertors so we think you’ll appreciate our affordable mud version better.
Cue heist music.
This would be cool if the reproduction was also a traceable reference weight. That would bring the history back into it in a meaningful way. But after reading the IndieGoGo page, this is the only quality check:
"Quality Control - Each cylinder is then carefully inspected for any blemishes before being sent for assembly. "
Nothing about checking to see if it actually weighs exactly 1 kilogram. The could have at least made that a stretch goal, or deluxe model.
Which weighs more?
A kilogram of depleted uranium or a kilogram of feathers?
Clearly, it is a use case for blockchain tech
I have a theory they make money on the amount of comments so the more absurd or ridiculous the better
My theory was they were applying Facebook algorithms to BBS, but I like that one better
How does the accuracy and cost of this product compare to a normal everyday laboratory test weight?
Such as a common Troemner 1000 g Class F Test Weight with Traceable Certificate for about $165?
I just checked, my Troemner #1310T kilogram came with a certificate stating its calibration accuracy.
Sure, but was it “inspected for blemishes?”
Good joke, for sure.
“Inspected for blemishes” is a term of art, which traditionally applies only to cosmetic descriptions of used gear or “previously owned equipment” in metrology
It compares favorably with such Franklin Mint classics as their fine pewter portraits of General Apathy and Major Boredom singing “Whatever and Ever Amen”.