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The Kilogram Has Been Putting On Weight
2013-01-07 10:20:51

Scientists from University of Newcastle say that the platinum-based kilogram standard has been putting on weight over the years, adding tens of micrograms of hydrocarbon "pollution" every year.


Word of the Day
gammon
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.
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