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6th Jul '16 10:59:21 AM TheNicestGuy
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* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' episode "Spanakopita!" While Dr. Venture is ranting to his friends about how his vacation is being ruined by a rival cheating at the "Spanakopita games", he paces the room brandishing a rock the size of his torso.
-->'''Billy:''' All right, just stop waving that huge rock at me!\\
'''Pete:''' How are you even doing that?\\
'''Dr. Venture:''' It's pumice[[note]]extremely porous volcanic rock, about one quarter the density of water[[/note]]. For the pumice-carving competition.
6th Jul '16 10:48:28 AM TheNicestGuy
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* ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' scrupulously averts this, and also tries to account for other material properties like malleability and melting point. This has some interesting implications. Gold, for example, is realistically dense, thus the extra-valuable solid gold statue that your legendary blacksmith just made will be ''extremely'' heavy and slow to haul into place. Gold's softness is acknowledged by excluding it from the class of metals that can be used for weapons and armor. Pure silver, on the other hand, is about half the density of gold, but still one third denser than steel. It is eligible to make weapons, but being also rather soft, the game gives silver a low shear strength: relatively ineffective as a sword. (Even against [[OurWerebeastsAreDifferent were-beasts]].) But for blunt weapons? With its high density, silver takes the gold.
26th Jun '16 10:23:48 AM Bissek
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* In the series finale of ''Series/PersonOfInterest'', Reese clubs an opponent unconscious with a gold brick. Gold bricks such as those found in a major gold repository weigh about 25 pounds, give or take, so hitting somebody with one would stand a good chance of knocking them out. However, the same factor means that most people would not be able to grip, lift and swing said brick one-handed.
18th Jun '16 2:33:58 PM Bissek
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* In ''Film/TheHiddenFortress'', a point is made about how heavy gold is, and the characters are staggering under the weight. But based on the volumes of their packs, they should be carrying between two and three tons of the stuff each. If the gold bars are intended to contain 10 ryo (1 ryo = 16.5g) of gold each, then the 200 bars total would weigh somewhere between 70 and 90 pounds, depending on the purity of the bars, which is a plausible amount for two grown men to be able to carry.

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* In ''Film/TheHiddenFortress'', a point is made about how heavy gold is, and the characters are staggering under the weight. But based on the volumes of their packs, they should be carrying between two and three tons of the stuff each. If if the gold bars are intended to contain 10 ryo (1 ryo = 16.5g) of gold each, then the 200 bars total would weigh somewhere between 70 and 90 pounds, depending on the purity of the bars, which is a plausible amount for two grown men to be able to carry.carry with some difficulty. Once the party loses the horse and cart, the peasants carrying the gold are shown staggering under the weight. But based on the volumes of their packs, they should be carrying between two and three tons of the stuff each, as opposed to forty-odd pounds.
18th Jun '16 2:25:50 PM Bissek
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* In ''Film/TheHiddenFortress'', a point is made about how heavy gold is, and the characters are staggering under the weight. But based on the volumes of their packs, they should be carrying between two and three tons of the stuff each. If the gold bars are intended to contain 10 ryo (16.5g) of gold each, then the 200 bars total would weigh somewhere between 70 and 90 pounds, depending on the purity of the bars, which is a plausible amount for two grown men to be able to carry.

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* In ''Film/TheHiddenFortress'', a point is made about how heavy gold is, and the characters are staggering under the weight. But based on the volumes of their packs, they should be carrying between two and three tons of the stuff each. If the gold bars are intended to contain 10 ryo (16.(1 ryo = 16.5g) of gold each, then the 200 bars total would weigh somewhere between 70 and 90 pounds, depending on the purity of the bars, which is a plausible amount for two grown men to be able to carry.
12th Jun '16 10:00:17 AM Bissek
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* In ''Film/TheHiddenFortress'', a point is made about how heavy gold is, and the characters are staggering under the weight. But based on the volumes of their packs, they should be carrying between two and three tons of the stuff each.

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* In ''Film/TheHiddenFortress'', a point is made about how heavy gold is, and the characters are staggering under the weight. But based on the volumes of their packs, they should be carrying between two and three tons of the stuff each. If the gold bars are intended to contain 10 ryo (16.5g) of gold each, then the 200 bars total would weigh somewhere between 70 and 90 pounds, depending on the purity of the bars, which is a plausible amount for two grown men to be able to carry.
1st Jun '16 7:40:28 PM Bissek
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** Played straight in ''Literature/{{Goldfinger}}''. The deconstruction mentioned above, in the Film category? Exclusive to the film; in the original novel, Auric Goldfinger ''really was'' just going to rob Fort Knox.

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** Played straight in ''Literature/{{Goldfinger}}''. The deconstruction mentioned above, in the Film category? Exclusive to the film; in the original novel, Auric Goldfinger ''really was'' just going to rob Fort Knox. He made plans to account for the weight when getting the gold out of town (A powerful train), but forgot the intermediate steps (Getting the gold out of the vault and into the train).
1st Jun '16 7:21:10 PM Bissek
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* At one point in ''VideoGame/DayOfTheTentacle'', Bernard gets $876,600 in quarters from a vending machine. That much change would weigh just under 20 tons.

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* At one point in ''VideoGame/DayOfTheTentacle'', Bernard gets $876,600 in quarters from a vending machine. That much change would weigh just under 20 tons. And Bernard lacks sufficient upper-body strength to pick up a bowling ball.
1st Jun '16 7:17:34 PM Bissek
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* At one point in ''VideoGame/DayOfTheTentacle'', Bernard gets $876,600 in quarters from a vending machine. That much change would weigh just under 20 tons.
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."
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