By David Pleacher
Question: Does a pound of gold or a pound of feathers weight more?
Answer: The feathers. A pound of feathers is measured in avoirdupois weight, in which one pound equals 16 ounces. Precious metals are measured in troy weight, in which one pound equals 12 ounces.
However, the ounces are not measured in the same way. In avoirdupois weight, one ounce = 437.5 grains. In troy weight, one ounce = 480 grains.
So, one pound of feathers weighs (16)x(437.5 grains) = 7,000 grains. One pound of gold weighs (12)x(480 grains) = 5,760 grains.
Question: A detective who was mere days away from cracking an international oil smuggling ring has suddenly gone missing.While inspecting his last-known location,officers find a note:710 57735 34 5508 51 7718.Currently there are 3 suspects:Bill John,and Todd. Can you break this answer and tell me the reason.
Answer: Bill is the suspect,if read upside down the number read "Bill is boss. He sells oil."