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Mystery – The World’s Official ‘Perfect Kilogram’ Is Losing Weight

In India, Science on August 22, 2009 at 8:06 am

A very illuminating article on the care and handling of the International Prototype Kilogram (IPK), world’s official kilogram – worthy of a Hollywood thriller about yellowcake for nuclear reactors. [The IPK] is kept under a triple bell jar inside a temperature- and humidity-controlled vault in a secure room within the Parc de Saint-Cloud enclave of the International Bureau of Weights and Measures, or BIPM.

But the bigger mystery is why it is losing weight. For us non-scientist mortals the good news is we’ve just discovered the easiest weight loss plan – we already weigh less by doing nothing!

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