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5th May '16 2:44:00 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' episode 11, Rose puts a brick-sized gold bar into the bag of her nine-year old daughter Maria, who doesn't react even slightly to the weight that must be close to 60 pounds! However, just a bit later Rosa uses the same bag as a blunt weapon with extreme effectiveness -- consistency was just too much trouble, apparently. In the Visual Novel, the ingot is given an approximate weight of, I believe, around 11 kilograms; in addition, it's directly stated that what she carries is in a blanket which she later use as a weapon against the [[spoiler: goatmen attacking her and Maria]]

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* In ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' episode 11, Rose puts a brick-sized gold bar into the bag of her nine-year old daughter Maria, who doesn't react even slightly to the weight that must be close to 60 pounds! However, just a bit later Rosa uses the same bag as a blunt weapon with extreme effectiveness -- consistency was just too much trouble, apparently. In the Visual Novel, the ingot is given an approximate weight of, I believe, around 11 kilograms; in addition, it's directly stated that what she carries is in a blanket which she later use as a weapon against the [[spoiler: goatmen attacking her and Maria]]



* Lampshaded in the ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' fan novel [[RPGEpisode "Witches and Woodlands."]] Those who wager their weight in gold in [[{{Greed}} Mammon's]] trial and lose are [[TakenForGranite turned into gold statues]] to pay the debt. George protests that the density of gold means that the statues would weigh more than the living victims. [[GameMaster Beatrice]] hastily handwaves it by saying that the statues are hollow before muttering, "Damn, I hate science! Always messing with my magic."

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* Lampshaded in the ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' fan novel [[RPGEpisode "Witches and Woodlands."]] Those who wager their weight in gold in [[{{Greed}} Mammon's]] trial and lose are [[TakenForGranite turned into gold statues]] to pay the debt. George protests that the density of gold means that the statues would weigh more than the living victims. [[GameMaster Beatrice]] hastily handwaves it by saying that the statues are hollow before muttering, "Damn, I hate science! Always messing with my magic."
4th May '16 4:09:16 PM Bissek
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* In ''Film/OceansEleven'', the titular team manages to sneak all the money they steal from Benedict out of the casino by stuffing the money in duffel bags and walking out the door while disguised as men who the casino's owner expected to be walking out the door carrying full duffel bags. Assuming that it's possible to ''fit'' $160 million in cash in ten duffel bags, that's still $16 million per bag, which, if it's all in $100s, would weigh over 300 pounds each.

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* In ''Film/OceansEleven'', the titular team manages to sneak all the money they eleven men steal from Benedict out of the casino by stuffing the money in duffel bags and walking out the door while disguised as men who the casino's owner expected to be walking out the door carrying full duffel bags. Assuming that it's possible to ''fit'' $160 million in cash in ten duffel bags, that's still $16 million per bag, which, if from a casino. Assuming it's all in $100s, C-notes to minimize the number of bills, that much money would weigh over roughly a ton and a half. Unless the team was all into heavy-duty bodybuilding, there's no way they could have moved that much weight in one trip as was shown in the finale. Despite all the careful planning involved in the heist, the question of how to lift 300 pounds each.pound duffel bags and carry them out of the casino without giving away that the bags are a lot heavier coming out than going in isn't mentioned.
3rd May '16 3:16:36 PM Bissek
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* In ''Film/OceansEleven'', the titular team manages to sneak all the money they steal from Benedict out of the casino by stuffing the money in duffel bags and walking out the door while disguised as men who the casino's owner expected to be walking out the door carrying full duffel bags. Assuming that it's possible to ''fit'' $160 million in cash in ten duffel bags, that's still $16 million per bag, which, if it's all in $100s, would weigh over 300 pounds each.
19th Apr '16 11:38:40 PM erforce
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* A solid gold object the size of the idol at the start of ''RaidersOfTheLostArk'' would weigh at least fifty pounds, far more than Indy's small bag of sand. When Indy looks at it, he actually removes sand from the bag to approximate its weight and later events even suggest that he guessed too low. While it's never explicitly stated that the idol is ''solid'' gold even a hollow gold object that size would be much too heavy to be toted around as easily as it is.
* In ''{{Film/Deadpool}}'' the hero fills a duffel bag with a great many guns (mostly long arms) and what is stated to be 3000 rounds of ammunition. Unless composed entirely of punt .22's, the ammo alone would weigh closed to 100 pounds with the weapons themselves adding an equal amount. While this is nothing a SuperStrength character couldn't handle, the bag he puts it all in sits high up on his back as if it were filled with clothes.

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* A solid gold object the size of the idol at the start of ''RaidersOfTheLostArk'' ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' would weigh at least fifty pounds, far more than Indy's small bag of sand. When Indy looks at it, he actually removes sand from the bag to approximate its weight and later events even suggest that he guessed too low. While it's never explicitly stated that the idol is ''solid'' gold even a hollow gold object that size would be much too heavy to be toted around as easily as it is.
* In ''{{Film/Deadpool}}'' ''{{Film/Deadpool|2016}}'' the hero fills a duffel bag with a great many guns (mostly long arms) and what is stated to be 3000 rounds of ammunition. Unless composed entirely of punt .22's, the ammo alone would weigh closed to 100 pounds with the weapons themselves adding an equal amount. While this is nothing a SuperStrength character couldn't handle, the bag he puts it all in sits high up on his back as if it were filled with clothes.
3rd Apr '16 7:24:52 PM szielins
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* Often, actors who handle fake human limbs without realizing that actual body parts are much heavier than you'd think they are. We tend to forget that because legs and arms seem to move around so easily. Of course, so do cars. Since it's something most people wouldn't really know about, it can be excused as a case of RealityIsUnrealistic. The weight of human body parts can be roughly calculated by the "rule of nines." The head is 9%, the torso is 18%, the abdomen is 18%, each arm is 9%, each leg is 18% (with 1% left over). So, if you weigh 80 kg (175 lbs), each of your arms is about 7 kg (15 lbs), and each of your legs is about 15 kg (30 lbs), give or take.

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* Often, actors who handle fake human limbs without realizing that actual body parts are much heavier than you'd think they are. We tend to forget that because legs and arms seem to move around so easily. Of course, so do cars. Since it's something most people wouldn't really know about, it can be excused as a case of RealityIsUnrealistic. The weight of human body parts can be roughly calculated by the "rule of nines." The head is 9%, the torso is 18%, the abdomen is 18%, perhaps 7.1-8.8% a person's whole mass, each arm is 9%, 4.3-6.8%, and each leg is 18% (with 1% left over). So, if you weigh 80 kg (175 lbs), each of your arms is about 7 kg (15 lbs), and each of your legs is about 15 kg (30 lbs), give or take.12.1-19.5%. (More figures available [[http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/710622.pdf here]].)
4th Mar '16 2:44:43 PM john_e
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* Invoked in ''Sharpe's Siege'' by Bernard Cornwell - Sharpe and his Confederates are accused of stealing the Imperial Treasury of France (they didn't). [[TheLancer Captain]] [[TheCaptain Frederickson]] points out that the court is accusing them of removing four tons of gold, in small wooden boats, whilst under enemy fire. However, this defense doesn't work, because of the [[MilesGloriosus arrogant]], [[UpperClassTwit aristocratic]], [[GeneralFailure incompetent]], [[GungHolierThanThou pretentious]] and [[BlueBlood snobbish Colonel Wigram]] presiding over the [[KangarooCourt kangaroo court martial]].

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* Invoked in ''Sharpe's ''Literature/{{Sharpe}}'s Siege'' by Bernard Cornwell - Sharpe and his Confederates are accused of stealing the Imperial Treasury of France (they didn't). [[TheLancer Captain]] [[TheCaptain Frederickson]] points out that the court is accusing them of removing four tons of gold, in small wooden boats, whilst under enemy fire. However, this defense doesn't work, because of the [[MilesGloriosus arrogant]], [[UpperClassTwit aristocratic]], [[GeneralFailure incompetent]], [[GungHolierThanThou pretentious]] and [[BlueBlood snobbish Colonel Wigram]] presiding over the [[KangarooCourt kangaroo court martial]].



* Played with in ''{{Sharpe}}'s Rifles''. Sharpe is assigned to escort a party carrying a box that, to allay suspicion, they claim is full of old papers and documents. However, they lift the box around with ease invoking this trope. After Sharpe (and the audience) have accepted that, Harper conversationally points out that they are being hoodwinked because paper weighs ''a lot'' and whatever the box contains is very light. [[spoiler:It is actually a flag that is a cultural treasure and propaganda rallying point]].

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* Played with in ''{{Sharpe}}'s ''Series/{{Sharpe}}'s Rifles''. Sharpe is assigned to escort a party carrying a box that, to allay suspicion, they claim is full of old papers and documents. However, they lift the box around with ease invoking this trope. After Sharpe (and the audience) have accepted that, Harper conversationally points out that they are being hoodwinked because paper weighs ''a lot'' and whatever the box contains is very light. [[spoiler:It is actually a flag that is a cultural treasure and propaganda rallying point]].
29th Feb '16 8:44:23 AM sturmovik
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* In ''{{Film/Deadpool}}'' the hero fills a duffel bag with a great many guns (mostly long arms) and what is stated to be 3000 rounds of ammunition. Unless composed entirely of .22LR, the ammo alone would weigh closed to 100 pounds, not counting the weight of the weapons themselves. While this is nothing a SuperStrength character couldn't handle, the bag he puts it all in sits high up on his back as if it were filled with clothes.

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* In ''{{Film/Deadpool}}'' the hero fills a duffel bag with a great many guns (mostly long arms) and what is stated to be 3000 rounds of ammunition. Unless composed entirely of .22LR, of punt .22's, the ammo alone would weigh closed to 100 pounds, not counting the weight of pounds with the weapons themselves.themselves adding an equal amount. While this is nothing a SuperStrength character couldn't handle, the bag he puts it all in sits high up on his back as if it were filled with clothes.
29th Feb '16 8:40:23 AM sturmovik
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* In ''{{Film/Deadpool}}'' the hero fills a duffel bag with a great many guns (mostly long arms) and what is stated to be 3000 rounds of ammunition. Unless composed entirely of .22LR, the ammo alone would weigh closed to 100 pounds, not counting the weight of the weapons themselves. While this is nothing a SuperStrength character couldn't handle, the bag he puts it all in sits high up on his back as if it were filled with clothes.
16th Feb '16 5:03:45 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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** Don't forget Link in...well, every ''Zelda'' game ever. But especially ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', where he can swing his giant hammer almost as well as his sword, and the Iron Boots only make him sink if he's wearing them -- not while he has them stored inside his other boots (or wherever it is that they go).
*** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda'' Link carries around with him, on top of the usual armour of shield, sword, bombs, arrows, etc, an entire raft and a ladder big enough to bridge small streams and gaps with.

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** Don't forget Link in...well, every ''Zelda'' ''[[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Zelda]]'' game ever. But especially ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', where he can swing his giant hammer almost as well as his sword, and the Iron Boots only make him sink if he's wearing them -- not while he has them stored inside his other boots (or wherever it is that they go).
*** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda'' ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI'' Link carries around with him, on top of the usual armour of shield, sword, bombs, arrows, etc, an entire raft and a ladder big enough to bridge small streams and gaps with.
8th Feb '16 6:19:03 AM Bissek
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* The specific gravity of gold is nineteen. That means it has nineteen times the density of water. Pick up a gallon jug of water and note how heavy it feels. If it was filled with gold it would weigh nineteen times as much.

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* The specific gravity of gold is nineteen. That means it has nineteen times the density of water. Pick up a gallon jug of water and note how heavy it feels.feels[[note]]Eight pounds, plus the weight of the container[[/note]]. If it was filled with gold it would weigh nineteen times as much.
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