The measure of a one-in-a-million death, the problem with Australian tablespoons, counting prayers, and why an ounce of gold weighs more than an ounce of feathers.
Technically, an ounce of gold weighs more than an ounce of feathers.
The micromort represents a one-in-a-million chance of dying.
Prayer beads are used by Catholic Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, Sikhs, Hindus, and Baháʼís – and the number 108 is important for many of them.
Don’t trust an Australian cookbook that measures ingredients with tablespoons.
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