Trivia Question: How many empirical pounds does the measurement “a stone” refer to?
Answer: 14 pounds
This measurement was formulated in Britain’s mercantile past. Bundles of wool would be grouped into 14-pound bunches that were called stones. Ever since then, parts of the modern U.K. have referred to a stone as a measure of 14 empirical pounds.
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