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January 17, 2007

One of my most commented on blog entries was the one that I did for 'Things that weigh 34 pounds'. It was a humorous attempt to help people understand how much weight I've actually lost. For people that haven't actually been fat (and I hate you all) the idea of carrying around that much extra weight is sort of hard for them to wrap their minds around. Personally I think it is because they have starved their bodies of fat for so long that their brains are starting to be cannibalized.

NOTE: About two thirds (2/3s) of your brain is made of fats. That's why token fat people are so smart.

Anyway, once I hit that 42 lb mark, I decided to construct a new list based on that weight.


The Thanksgiving turkey named "Meatzilla" weighed 42 pounds dressed.

The 'stone' is a unit of weight used in Great Britain (part of the Imperial system that the US doesn't tend to use). A 'stone' is equal to 14 pounds. 3 stone = 42 pounds

NOTE: If you happen to watch British TV like I do, you might know of a show called "Absolutely Fabulous" where Edina (Eddy) was known to be 2 stone overweight (28 lbs).

42 pounds of cocaine has an estimated street value of $1.8 million.

The Superwinch 1450200 S5000 High Performance Utility Series 1.8-horsepower Trailer Winch has a 5,000-Pound Capacity and weighs in at only 42 pounds.

This 13 Ft. Telescoping Work Plank 8' - 13' Scaffolding System sells for around $200.
Weight - 42 pounds

42 - The answer to the great question of life, the universe, and everything. The number 42 is The Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything, according to Douglas Adams' series The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Numerous others have parodied this supposed mysticism of 42.


Heaviest Crustacean: Atlantic Lobster Homarus americanus
Several records exist of individuals that weighed over 20 pounds. The record, however goes to a lobster weighing 42 pounds which was caught in 1934 and nicknamed "Mike".

In Weird Al Yankovic's video ,"Fat", he states that his "shadow weighs 42 pounds".
Next week, Token Fat Guy goes clothes shopping. Should be fun!


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