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Topic: hypotheses regarding human headshape and hat shapes
Replies: 22   Last Post: Mar 3, 2005 8:57 PM

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 Bob Harris Posts: 54 Registered: 12/13/04
Re: hypotheses regarding human headshape and hat shapes
Posted: Mar 3, 2005 7:12 AM

I pondered:
>> While we're at it, I've often wondered how much a head weighs. How can I
>> weigh my own head? Seriously.

and Carl G replied:
> The standard method is based on the fact that the density of a head is
> approximately the same as the density of water. ...

I had considered the Archimedean method but didn't know that heads are as
dense as water. If I didn't have density information, how might I do it?

For example, suppose my doctor tells me I need to lose 50 pounds, and I'm
trying to decide whether to do it by diet and exercise, or just take the
easy weigh out and have a leg amputated. Since my leg might not weigh 50
pounds, I'll have to lose some weight by exercise before the amputation.
How will I know how much to do?

Bob H